Transportation News

City residents are invited to learn about a study to use street cars or enhanced bus service to connect downtown and surrounding neighborhoods to each other and to the region during a community open house Wednesday, March 28. The open house will be held from 5 to 7 p.m. in the auditorium of the Central Library, 660 W. Fifth St.

The format is informal and participants may drop in at any time during the open house to talk with city staff and project team members. However, a brief presentation will be given at 5:30.

Those who attend will learn about the results of past studies on this project, as well as the current study process and schedule, goals, route options and vehicle types to be considered. Exhibit boards showing possible route options and other graphics will be displayed.

City officials are holding the open house to collect public opinion on the project goals and the transit options to be evaluated during the year-long study.

The current study, which started in February, builds upon previous plans but will make a more detailed evaluation of various route and vehicle options. The study will also look at regional connections, growth management, economic development and costs.

Requests for auxiliary aids and services to review the documents at the open house should be made to Stan Polanis, P.O. Box 2511, Winston-Salem, NC 27102, or by phone to 747-6867, TDD (336) 727-8319.

For more information call CityLink 311.

 

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