Votran schedules public meetings regarding proposed service improvements
Votran will hold two public meetings regarding proposed service improvements to be implemented in the coming year.
At a budget workshop held during the March 2 County Council meeting, council members discussed the budget needed to increase service in response to demand for Votran services.
The county development of Votran’s fiscal year 2018 budget includes:
- Increased frequency on Routes 7 and 11 from 60 minutes to 30 minutes, with a proposed start of February 2018.
- Addition of a new route to serve the State Road 44 corridor from the beachside to the Walmart in New Smyrna Beach, with a proposed start of June 2018.
- Addition of holiday service on Thanksgiving Day, Christmas Day and New Year’s Day this year.
Two public meetings will be held in an open-house format to discuss the proposed service improvements. Meetings will take place from 4:30 to 6:30 p.m. Oct. 24 at the Votran office, 950 Big Tree Road, South Daytona; and 5 to 7 p.m. Oct. 26 at New Smyrna Beach City Hall, 210 Sams Ave., New Smyrna Beach.
People unable to attend a meeting are encouraged to submit comments. Written comments can be handed to Votran bus operators or mailed to Votran Service Improvements, 950 Big Tree Road, South Daytona, FL 32119. An online form can be completed at www.votran.org/contact-us. All correspondence must include name and address. Comments will be accepted until Nov. 24.
Individuals covered by the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990 in need of accommodations for these public meetings should contact Votran at 386-756-7496, extension 4119, at least two working days before the meeting date. Information regarding the proposed action can be viewed at www.votran.org/news-info. For hard copies of the documents, mail a request to Votran Service Improvements, 950 Big Tree Road, South Daytona, FL 32119.