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2007 Media Releases


Date:
August 22, 2007
For More Information Contact:
Kathy Northrop, Urban Development, 441-7861


PUBLIC INVITED TO OPEN HOUSE ON LINCOLN’S PUBLIC TRANSIT-HUMAN SERVICES TRANSPORTATION PLAN

The public is invited to an open house Tuesday, August 28 to review and comment on the draft of the Coordinated Public Transit-Human Services Transportation Plan. The open house is from 4:30 to 6 p.m. at the Bennett Martin Public Library Auditorium, 14th and “N” streets.

Key elements in the plan include:

  • an assessment of transportation needs for individuals with disabilities, older adults and persons with limited incomes;
  • an inventory of available services that identifies areas of redundant service and gaps in services;
  • strategies to address the identified gaps in service; and
  • priority implementation strategies.

The Coordinated Public Transit-Human Services Transportation Plan was created to guide the future use of three sources of federal transit funds: the Elderly and Disabled Transportation Program, the Job Access and Reverse Commute Program and the New Freedom Program. Projects funded by these programs are required to be a part of a local plan.

The draft plan was developed by the Community Services Initiatives – Basic and Emergency Needs Coalition for the Lincoln Metropolitan Planning Organization. It is available on the City Web site at lincoln.ne.gov (keyword: MPO), by sending an e-mail request to urbandev@lincoln.ne.gov, or by calling (402) 441-7606. Copies also are available at Bennett Martin Public Library.

Written comments can be submitted through Wednesday, September 5 through the MPO Web site; through e-mail to urbandev@lincoln.ne.gov; or by mail to Urban Development Department, CSI Transportation Plan, 808 “P” Street, Suite 400, Lincoln, NE 68508.


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