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Transportation - Countywide Coordinated School Transportation Study
On Monday, October 20, 2014, the Marin County Office of Education hosted a meeting between the representatives of the Marin County Transit District and the Transportation Authority of Marin and school district staff throughout Marin. The purpose of the meeting was to share information about the Countywide Coordinated School Transportation Study and request support in having school districts provide local data for the study.
Marin School Districts attending included: Dixie, Mill Valley, Bolinas/Lagunitas, San Rafael City Schools, Kentfield, Tamalpais Unified High School, Larkspur-Corte Madera, Reed, Ross Valley and Marin County Office of Education.
Attendees received a copy of the presentation that detailed the results of a recent survey for "home to school" transportation. The study identified that 51% of students arrive at school via the "family vehicle." The study will review alternatives and options to reduce this figure by identifying opportunities to increase walking, biking, and green trips (bus trips) to reduce congestion. Click here to view the presentation.
The group participated in a facilitated discussion by reviewing three Desired Outcome Prompts focused on "home to school" transportation models, Safe Routes to School, and parenting resources.
The Marin County Transit District made a formal request for each district to check current data and request additional data. The group agreed to support the request and identified a four week response window needed to return the requested information. Click here to view the current data.
The group was asked about future involvement through additional meetings. The group requested that Marin County Transit Agency keep everyone informed about the "deliverables" of the study through multiple ways, including meetings, emails, web portals, and requests for feedback before any results are finalized.