Input sought on public transportation

April 27, 2013

Frank Lewis

PDT Staff Writer

A public meeting has been scheduled to get input as to the need for development of the Scioto County Coordinated Public and Human Services Transportation Plan.

The public is being urged to attend the meeting on Wednesday, May 14 from 10 a.m. until 12 p.m. at the Scioto County Welcome Center, 342 Second St. in Portsmouth.

According to the Scioto County Board of Developmental Disabilities, this is the second public meeting designed to - “collect community opinion on unmet transit needs, service gaps, existing transportation coordination efforts, transportation coordination challenges, and strategies for improving mobility in Scioto County.”

The meeting is also designed to allow the community to set priorities to resolve unmet transportation needs for Scioto County, a news release from the SCBDD said.

“Transportation providers, human service agencies, community advocates, and concerned citizens who recognize that coordinating transportation services is essential for older adults, individuals with disabilities, individuals and families living below the poverty level, and the general public to access employment, education, health services, and community programs are encouraged to participate in this meeting,” the news release said.

The project is funded through an Ohio Developmental Disabilities Council Grant, and the meeting facilities are handicap accessible.

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