Monday, December 12, 2011

WUPPDR to hold public forum at Portage Library Dec. 15

HOUGHTON -- The Western Upper Peninsula Planning and Development Region (WUPPDR) will hold a public forum from 6:30 p.m. to 8 p.m. on Thursday, Dec. 15, 2011, at the Portage Lake District Library Community Room in Houghton. The forum will focus on a transit study completed earlier this year for Baraga, Houghton, and Keweenaw counties.

The study’s purpose was to enhance coordination and communication among transit providers and address gaps in service. Several different future approaches were explored, with the study recommendation being to develop a three-county transit authority over the course of the next five years.

An overview of the study and draft report will be presented at the forum. A question, answer, and comment period will follow.

The study was funded by the Michigan Department of Transportation and prepared by WUPPDR.

For further information, please contact Jerald Wuorenmaa at 906.482.7205, ext. 319 or jwuorenmaa@wuppdr.org.

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