I got an interesting email today from the Fresno Council of Governments, the metropolitan planning agency for the Fresno area.
They’re conducting a study on how to improve FAX, which like most studies, includes public comment. Apparently, they put a survey online in late May, and sent out emails yesterday because the deadline is next week.
They’re paying the good folks at Parsons Brincherhoff large sums of money to do this.
In an effort to improve the efficiency and sustainability of our existing fixed route bus systems, the Fresno Council of Governments is currently examining the metropolitan area’s travel patterns for both Fresno and Clovis through extensive surveys and analysis of area transit riders and non-riders.
Project documents are available for review on the Fresno Council of Governments website at www.fresnocog.org/strategic-transit-plan. Please take our survey and share your preferences about the transit system.
Public comments are encouraged and may be submitted in writing by 5:00 p.m. on June 23, 2014 to: firstname.lastname@example.org
Sounds great right? A perfect opportunity to tell them that the area transit sucks, and they must do more to improve it.
Don’t get excited. It’s a loaded survey with a leading questions giving people a false choice. Here’s what it says: