In 2035 Conway has a multi-modal public transportation system that is fast, accessible, safe, and efficient for all, which makes Conway a clean, healthy, and vibrant place to live.
- In 2035, Conway has prepared for the transition to electric vehicles with infrastructure and charging capacity at all major population areas and thoroughfares in Conway so locals and visitors can charge more easily.
- In accordance with the master plan, Conway has secured funding, and completed the wayfinding sign project, coding all Conway street and byways by attraction and amenities, that the city will be easier to navigate.
- In 2035, Conway will have integrated all available public transit options into mobile operating systems and apps like Google and Apple Maps.
- In Conway in 2035, a public transportation commission that regularly coordinates between public, private, and educational sectors to oversee and implement public transportation will have formed and developed guidelines.
- In 2035, Conway has options for rapid regional transport, such as CART (Central Arkansas Rapid Transit), including a train or other transit to the Little Rock airport.
- In 2035, Conway has a public transit system that is inexpensive or free-to-use, that includes traditional public transit, on-demand microtransit, driverless public transit, and a decentralized network of non-automotive vehicles (e.g. electric bikes, scooters, etc.).
- In 2035, Conway is making full use of all available public and private subsidies and grant opportunities for public transportation and infrastructure.
- In 2035, Conway has amended parking lot requirements for new development, incentivizing businesses and developers to include usable green space instead of parking spaces with an offset fee supporting alternate public transportation.
- In 2035, Conway will have a coordinated plan to facilitate ride-sharing, micro-transit, and online purchase exchanges with local businesses.
7 Ways Individuals Can Support This Sector
- Utilizing all forms of public transportation, civically, physically, and financially
- Communicating with the public (using social media and other tools) concerning advocating for and showcasing/using public transit
- Voting for political officers or initiatives regarding implementing public transportation
- Volunteering for leadership and other civic engagement roles in public transit, such as keeping transit paths clean or serving on commissions
- Communicating with the City in private and public settings to push for funding and support for public transportation, including during elections.
- Publicly advocating for public transit and encouraging others to use and ask for it.
- Putting pressure on the city council to implement public transportation. (organize to show up at council meetings, get agenda items on the docket)
6 Ways Organizations Can Support This Sector
- Large Employers and organizations (UCA, Hospitals, Acxiom, Public Schools) should actively subsidize transit to and from their facilities
- Smaller organizations should work with the public transit agency/commission to provide info to their communities.
- Businesses and Landlords should provide public transit access on their property
- Contribute funding to help promote efforts or develop information booth
- Advertise the public transportation system and its benefits
- Help coordinate rides for people who lack transportation options