After nearly 4 years of planning, the Steuben County Mobility Management program is developing a better transportation system. Officials in the area have been working to better accommodate riders.
The program will help fix issues the county has been dealing with. Private, public and non-profit systems in the county will work together to offer new routes, longer hours, wi-fi on all buses and more.
Belinda Hoad, the former mobility manager and current Associate Director of the Institute for Human Services says the county hopes to take action next year. She went onto say the plan is to have the system fully expanded and finished within the next 2 to 4 years. Wi-fi should be implemented within the next 12 to 18 months.
Although the current transportation system in Steuben County is strictly buses only, the system that is being considered has more options. That system offers volunteer driver programs and taxis. If the county decides to coordinate their network to be that large, these options will be offered.