Public input sought for midcoast transit study

Posted April 23, 2013, at 4:50 p.m.

ROCKLAND, Maine — Camden, Rockport, Rockland and Thomaston have joined together to identify transportation gaps — and they need the public’s help.

The study’s goal is to assess the need and potential for public transportation in the region — who would use it and where should it go, according to a news release issued by the Mid-Coast Transit Study Committee.

A vital piece of this information will come from area residents who go to the Mid-Coast Regional Planning Commission and click on the Mid-Coast Transit Study link, or http://www.midcoastplanning.org/transitstudy.html. A link also is available on the municipal websites of the four sponsoring towns.

Everyone should take the survey, especially people who do not use public transportation, according to the news release.

The link goes to an online survey that will ask a few simple questions about where people go for work, shopping and services and how they get there.

The survey is quick and easy, and will help the Mid-Coast Transit Study Committee to understand better where public transportation, such as buses, could work in the midcoast.

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