The purpose of this Community Education and Engagement Plan (CEEP) is to provide education, seek input, and foster community collaboration through the next phase of technical analysis and detailed planning that will identify specific design alternatives for the 35th Avenue and Van Buren Street corridor. In April 2022, Phoenix City Council approved the Phoenix BRT Program to continue community education and engagement, alternatives analysis, and 15% design plans for the initial Bus Rapid Transit corridor: 35th Avenue and Van Buren Street. The community education and engagement effort is a major component of this program and will continue to include citywide education for BRT, as well as corridor-specific community and business engagement.
Community Outreach Phase 2 - Spring 2023
In Spring 2023, the Phoenix Bus Rapid Transit (BRT) team launched the second phase of community outreach to educate and engage the public on the BRT Program. Outreach focused on educating the public on the elements and characteristics of BRT, the preliminary alternative concepts, and the evaluation criteria for the alternatives analysis process for the 35th Avenue and Van Buren Street corridor.
- Community Engagement Summary Phase 2 - Spanish
Past Outreach Efforts
Community Outreach Phase I - Fall 2022
In fall 2022, the Phoenix BRT program began its alternatives analysis and conceptual design process for the 35th Avenue/Van Buren Street Corridor. During this phase, the team evaluated existing conditions and collected input from the community on their needs for the BRT corridor. The Community Outreach Phase I included a survey – called the BRT Corridor Survey – that sought public input on preferences for BRT along the corridor as well as business-specific information.