To build on the rapid success of its Fast, Affordable, Save, Transit (FAST) service rolled out in 2018, SMART is looking for sites for future Park and Ride facilities to provide additional connections for area transit riders.
SMART has launched a survey to gather input from riders on where these future facilities should be located and the types of amenities they should include.
Through this process, concepts will be developed for facilities along Michigan Avenue, Gratiot Avenue and Woodward Avenue.
These future facilities will not only provide parking adjacent to bus stops but will also create mobility hubs that allow for connections to other travel modes, along with the deployment and demonstration of new and emerging mobility tools.
Mobility hubs can provide a place of connection for a variety of transportation modes, including private vehicles, bicycles, scooters, pedestrians, ride hailing services (Uber/Lyft), and more.
The goal is to promote safe and efficient multi-modal travel while utilizing place making strategies to serve as activity centers that support the surrounding communities.