Regional Core Circulator Study
Regional Core Circulator Study (RCCS), initiated in July 2002 began
as an effort to address transportation-related questions raised
during development of the 2025 Regional Transportation Plan and
in the Downtown Toledo Master Plan. Issues pertaining to street
operations, a central transfer center for transit, parking expansion,
and TARTA bus operations in the core of our region in downtown Toledo
needed additional study. These proposals spawned additional questions
as to what is the best downtown transportation system. (See
Study Background). Further questions regarding transit options
between the University of Toledo and downtown were also addressed.
The final study results are documented in an Executive
Summary. Background on the analysis is presented below. A full
report is available - see final section below.
final version of the Executive Summary and the draft study report
are posted below. Please
contact Diane Reamer-Evans or call
419-241-9155 ext. 117 with questions or comments.
1 of the RCCS focused on the downtown area analysis. Initial findings
were presented in September 2003 for each of seven subject areas:
Overview ; Overall
to The Toledo Museum of Art and The Toledo Zoo; Connection
Across the River; Bus
Loop Operation; Downtown
Street Operations; and Fundamentals.
alternatives were developed and refined, it became apparent that
an economic analysis of the benefits of the proposed streetcar would
facilitate the decision-making process. Stage 2 contained that analysis
and is documented in the summary and report.
3 was added in 2004 to investigated transit options between the
University of Toledo and downtown. This analysis was presented to
the public in December 2004. A brochure
from that meeting summarizes the results of that analysis.