Frederick County Transportation Study
Awareness of an expanding population with attendant human service and community needs prompted the Ausherman Family Foundation to support a community-wide examination of transportation options throughout the county.
This document will provide an overview of the current picture of transportation choice in the County, opportunities for improvement, points to consider for adopting change, and recommendations for the community to explore further action.
The goal of the process was to build upon previous studies and data reports that focused primarily on policy. Through a series of interviews, surveys, and community forums, the study explored the capacity of the community to offer equitable and sustainable transportation by listening to those most in need as well as those managing the systems.
Final Opportunity to Voice Your Opinions about Transportation
In October, a survey was distributed throughout the community to understand the transportation gaps of Frederick County. This survey received over one thousand responses which will help influence possible solutions and the focus of this study. Some of the statistical results have been compiled by Stillwork Consulting Group into a PDF which can be viewed here: Transportation Study Survey Results 2021
After the survey, the consultant, Heidi Holtz, ran a series of community forums to meet people virtually and in-person throughout the community. The final community forum will be held virtually on December 1 from 12:00-1:30pm. Register today and be an active part of improving transportation services in Frederick County.
Virtual Community Forums for Transportation Study
The Ausherman Family Foundation has been collaborating with Stillwork Consulting Group and other Frederick leaders to gather information on transportation barriers in Frederick County. To allow for more community input, a series of open Virtual Community Forums have been scheduled to follow up on the recent community-wide survey. The Forums will provide a summary of the survey results and offer opportunities for participants to weigh in on how we can expand choice and access to transportation in our area.
The survey and Forums emerge out of this partnership between the Ausherman Family Foundation and a team of community leaders and residents to examine how people get to work and services in our area. Your participation in the all-virtual community forums will help ensure that as many voices as possible are heard.
Please register for the date of your choice:
If you have any questions, please feel free to reach out to Heidi Holtz at Stillwork Consulting Group.
Stillwork Consulting Group is working with the Ausherman Family Foundation and a team of community leaders and residents to examine how people get to work and services in our area. They also hope to recommend ideas for how to expand choice and access to transportation and have included some possibilities. As part of this, they are surveying county residents. Your survey responses, along with community forums, will help ensure that as many voices as possible are heard. The deadline for completion of the survey is Friday, October 29th by 5:00 pm.
If you or your clients would prefer a paper copy of the survey, you can print this version of the survey and return it in to the Ausherman Family Foundation: Frederick Transportation Survey – Print Version.
Please return all paper copies to Ausherman Family Foundation Administrative Assistant Caylee Winpigler by October 29, 2021, via email or drop it off at the Ausherman office (7420 Hayward Road, Suite 203).
This should take about 10 minutes to complete. Your feedback is important and all responses will be kept confidential. There will be a $150 Visa Gift Card raffled off as a thank you for participation. To enter, complete the survey and at the end you will have an opportunity to submit an email (kept separate from responses) and you will be automatically entered (the random selection will be made after October 30). If you have any questions, please feel free to reach out to consultant Heidi Holtz.
Read more about the Transportation Study here!
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