Region 5 residents invited to talk about transportation


Region Five Development Commission invites Region Five residents to attend a public kickoff meeting to discuss transportation initiatives.

The meeting is part of phase two of the Regional Transportation Coordinating Council. The event is 6-7:30 p.m. Jan 7 at Bethlehem Evangelical Lutheran Church, 418 Eighth Ave. NE, Brainerd, with food provided to registered guests. This kickoff meeting will provide an update on what is being done during the second phase implementation and allow for community members to share feedback.

Region Five Development Commission was awarded a Regional Transportation Coordinating Council grant and was designated as the implementing agency for Cass, Crow Wing, Morrison, Todd and Wadena counties. The purpose of a Regional Transportation Coordinating Council is to improve mobility for the “transportation disadvantaged” — older adults, individuals with disabilities, individuals with low incomes, and/or military veterans as well as all residents within the region.

The council seeks to provide coordination between transportation providers, service agents and the private sector to fill transportation gaps, streamline access to transportation and provide individuals more travel options, a news release stated. The council will be responsible for coordinating regional transportation services through a network of public, private and nonprofit transportation providers. The council will also plan and implement strategies that meet the regional transit coordination needs.

Visit to register for this event.


For more information, contact Matt Kallroos by phone at 218-894-3233 or by email at , or visit .

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