South Metro Area Regional Transit (SMART) is hosting feedback sessions for members of Wilsonville’s business community to provide input on future operations of the local public-transit agency. Two different sessions are being held on Thursday, June 2, 7:30 – 9:00 a.m. and 3:30 – 5:00 p.m., at Wilsonville City Hall, 29799 SW Town Center Loop East. These targeted discussions with Wilsonville businesses are designed to gather feedback on how SMART's service should keep pace with a growing city and region over the next 20 years.
The meetings are a key step in SMART’s process of updating the City’s Transit Master Plan (TMP) by the end of the year. The TMP is a broad look ahead to the type of transit system and supportive transportation options that are needed to meet the mobility needs of Wilsonville residents and commuting workers over the next two decades. SMART plans to publish a draft of the TMP for public review and comment this fall prior to City Council consideration by the end of the year.
Business community members interested in participating in one of the upcoming feedback sessions should RSVP with Jen Massa Smith, SMART Program Manager, 503-682-4523, firstname.lastname@example.org. For more information about the Transit Master Plan in general visit: www.plansmartwilsonville.com.
Operated by the City of Wilsonville, SMART maintains a fleet of over 35 vehicles ranging from 40 foot buses to minivans and a trolley-bus. SMART also operates Dial-a-Ride, which provides door-to-door service within Wilsonville and medical transport services to Portland and other nearby cities for the elderly and disabled. SMART services are free within Wilsonville, but intercity services charge a fee. Funding for SMART is provided primarily by an employer-paid payroll tax, which funds approximately 70% of SMART’s operation, and is also supported by various state and federal grants.