Save The JO – Video #6 – The Solution – Interview with Steve Klika
Posted by Transit Action Network on July 27, 2012
Steve Klika, Chair of the Strategic Transit Action Recommendation Taskforce (START) spoke with Transit Action Network about the 2011 recommendations of this Taskforce. Steve has a long-term commitment to transit. He is the Johnson County representative on the KCATA Board of Commissioners and former Chair of the Johnson County Transportation Council.
Although the Johnson County Board of County Commissioners is currently struggling with its commitment to transit and the transit budget, this Taskforce provided recommendations to implement a phased-in comprehensive county-wide transit system based on the Johnson County Transit Strategic Plan. The Taskforce also provided a list of financing options. Johnson County residents developed this plan specifically for Johnson County.
The long-term transit solution for Johnson County already exists. We ask the Johnson County Board of County Commissioners to move forward with this transit plan rather than dismantling The JO over the next two years. Please begin by rejecting the proposed plan to eliminate or reduce 90% of the routes in 2013. We believe Johnson County is moving in the wrong direction and deserves an excellent transit system on par with the rest of Johnson County services.
The deadline for public comment is July 30, 2012. Please speak up for transit.
Contact Johnson County Board of County Commissioners
- Phone: 913-715-0430
- Email contact form: http://bocc.jocogov.org/webform/contact-us
Contact Johnson County Transit
- E-mail: Comments@thejo.com
- Mail: Johnson County Transit, 1701 West 56 Highway, Olathe, Kansas 66061
- Phone: 913-715-8255 – record your message
See all of our articles and videos related to this issue. The articles started on June 8 with Save The JO – Contact JOCO Commissioners and the videos are all on our TAN Videos page. Everything is also collected on our Facebook event page for Save The JO.