The City of Lincoln is advising those attending U.S. Senator Ben Nelson's health care forum at Madonna Rehabilitation Hospital this afternoon to use off-site parking on the east side of Seacrest Field, 70th and "A" streets. Free StarTran shuttle service will be provided to Madonna beginning at noon. The forum begins at 3 p.m. at Madonna, 5401 South Street, and parking at that site is very limited. The City Public Works and Utilities Department will post large message boards at Madonna directing traffic to Seacrest Field.
The Lincoln Police Department advises that weapons, backpacks and larger bags will not be allowed into the Madonna facility. The number of people allowed inside the facility is limited. Standing room will be provided outside in the northwest area of the Madonna campus, and speakers will be provided so the overflow crowd can hear the discussion.