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Public Meetings

At its April 19, 2017, meeting, the CATA Board of Directors resolved to suspend the Bus Rapid Transit (“BRT”) project until such time as CATA has reasonable assurances as to the availability of adequate federal funding to support the BRT and authorized the CEO/Executive Director, Sandy L. Draggoo, to take actions to suspend the project on such terms and conditions as she deems necessary and are approved by legal counsel.

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Public Meeting Overview 2016

In January, two public open houses are planned as follows:

Consideration for Bicycles Along the BRT Corridor – Lansing/East Lansing Open House:  January 7, 2016 from 6 p.m to 7 p.m. at The Peoples Church, 200 W. Grand River Avenue, East Lansing, MI.

See survey results.

Designing the Grand River Avenue Corridor – Meridian Township Open House:  January 14, 2016 from 4:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. Meridian Township Hall, 5151 Okemos Road, Okemos, MI.

See survey results.

Public Hearing

A public hearing will be held after a complete draft of the EA has been available for public review for at least 30 days. Check back here for the specific date, time and location of the public hearing.

08.16.16 Community Work Sessions

Two community work sessions were held Aug. 16, 2016: one from 3:30 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. at the Meridian Township Municipal Building, and the other from 6:30 p.m. to 8 p.m. at the Meridian Township Fire Department.

CATA emailed meeting attendees answers to all questions submitted during these meetings. Click here to access the question-and-answer document.


10.03.16, 10.04.16 & 10.05.16 Community Presentations & Project Update

CATA will host three presentations that focus on various modifications to the Bus Rapid Transit project that are currently being considered based on recent public input. CATA will present the pros, cons and impacts of each option; discuss any further analyses that may be required; and conduct a brief question-and-answer session. These presentations will represent a work in progress, not conclusive designs or plans. The notice can be viewed here and the article announcing the presentations can be viewed here


In March, the City of East Lansing 5-day charrette event included a kick-off meeting, an open design studio and a work in progress presentation.   In April, there were nine public meetings held in each of the areas along the corridor. See "Public meetings spur design ideas" for a description of the public meetings that took place in March and April.

The next public meeting will be the Public Hearing.  In the meantime, comments can be submitted through the comment page electronically or written comments may be submitted to CATA.  A pre-addressed comment form is available for download on the public information page.