Transportation News Roundup: Gupta’s Official, Options for Broadway, BBB Survey


Anuj Gupta has been named permanent SaMoDOT director after a nationwide search. As Deputy City Manager, Gupta stepped into the interim role after the retirement of Ed King. Read more.

2. Help City identify greatest needs for improvement on Broadway

The City’s Broadway Protected Bike Lanes Project Team has created a simple, interactive tool to collect feedback about improvements to Broadway. 

You can help identify where there’s the greatest need for improvements such as new pedestrian flashing beacons, where additional loading zones are needed, and in general where you are experiencing challenges or barriers along the project area. 

The comment period is open from October 17 to November 27, 2023. 

Learn more about the project here.

3. Big Blue Bus asks for feedback on bus stop amenities

Big Blue Bus has launched Better Blue Bus Stops, a new  initiative to improve the bus stop experience for riders across the system. Big Blue Bus has approximately 950 bus stops systemwide, including 200 in Santa Monica. Leveraging both federal grant awards and programmed funds from Santa Monica’s Department of Transportation, the agency plans to install new or replacement amenities at select bus stops over a two-year period. 

As part of the project, Big Blue Bus staff will evaluate each bus stop and identify opportunities to enhance the passenger experience with new amenities, such as shade, lighting, seating, real-time signs, trash cans, and more. The agency is also gathering stakeholder input to learn which bus stop improvements matter most to the communities it serves. Riders are invited to rate conditions at Big Blue Bus stops they frequent, and help prioritize new amenities at those locations.  (Spanish)

Respondents to complete the survey by Thursday, November 30, 2023 will be entered to win a $50 American Express Gift Card.

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