Smart Connect

The Sarasota-Manatee Area Regional Transit Study (SMART Connect) evaluated various transit options for the extension of premium transit service from the Sarasota/Manatee County line north to Bradenton and Palmetto, and from Sarasota Memorial Hospital south to Venice and North Port. The goal of the study was to identify viable corridors that can extend premium transit services in order to connect major activity centers; connect redeveloped areas to employment centers; and provide a resource to local decision makers who can utilize the findings in order to develop and implement future multimodal improvements.

Project Status

The study is completed for local consideration.

Fact Sheet

Project Website

Purpose & Needs Statement

Technical Report 1: Existing and Future Conditions

Technical Report 2: Public Outreach

Technical Report 3: Evaluation Methodology

Technical Report 4: Conceptual Design and Operational Plans

Technical Report 5: Ridership

Technical Report 6: Capital and Operating Costs

Technical Report 7: Economic Development

Technical Report 8: Environmental and Community Impacts

Comprehensive Plan Model Policies for Transit Oriented Development

Summary Report


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