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MnDOT seeks public input for transit investment plan

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news Brainerd, 56401
Brainerd MN 506 James St. / PO Box 974 56401

BAXTER — The Minnesota Department of Transportation is inviting the public to a hearing about future needs and priorities for transit investment in greater Minnesota on Wednesday at various locations statewide.

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The public hearing will take place from 4-6 p.m. via video conference at 15 different MnDOT locations, including Baxter, 7694 Industrial Park Road; and St. Cloud, 3725 12th St. N. MnDOT representatives and transit officials will be on hand to answer questions about the plan.

People unable to attend the public hearing in person may join from their home computer using Adobe Connect. Instructions for accessing the public hearing via Adobe Connect are available at www.dot.state.mn.us/transit/transitplan/publichearing.html.

The Greater Minnesota Transit Investment Plan quantifies future transit need in greater Minnesota, estimates the cost of providing additional transit service to meet future need and sets priorities for future transit investment. The plan’s goal is to reduce unmet transit needs by documenting the needs of current and potential transit customers, calculating total and unmet transit needs at the county level and building support for transit investment priorities.

A printed copy of the plan is available for review at the MnDOT Central Office in St. Paul, 395 John Ireland Blvd., or at the MnDOT District 3 office in Baxter, 7694 Industrial Park Road. To request a copy in an alternative format, call (651) 366-4718 or e-mail ADArequest@dot.state.mn.us.

To request an ASL interpreter or other reasonable accommodations at the public hearing, call (651) 366-4718 or e-mail ADArequest@dot.state.mn.us by Jan. 12.

Those interested in commenting on the plan can visit http://www.dot.state.mn.us/transit/transitplan/comment.html, or contact Fay Cleaveland, transportation planner, at (651) 366-4194 or fay.cleaveland@state.mn.us. Participants also can fax comments to (651) 366-4192 or mail to Minnesota Department of Transportation, Fay Cleaveland, Office of Transit, Mail Stop 430, 395 John Ireland Blvd., St. Paul, MN 55155.

Comments should be submitted no later than 4:30 p.m. on Jan. 24.

For more information on the Greater Minnesota Transit Investment Plan, visit www.dot.state.mn.us/transit/transitplan/.

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