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Front Page - Friday, June 16, 2017

East Ridge, CARTA want input on proposed service expansion

The City of East Ridge and CARTA transportation services want to hear from the residents and business owners of East Ridge to see if expanded services to the area are wanted or needed. Several months ago, East Ridge hosted CARTA for a public input meeting in hopes of gaining more information about what the citizens, visitors and businesses owners desired in their bus and disabled transportation services.

A short presentation by CARTA, followed by time to visit informational gathering stations, allowed participants to ask questions and to share their opinions and concerns regarding broader services from CARTA. Around 40 participants came to the meeting, which helped staff to understand the types of services people desired and where they wanted to go.

People who weren’t able to attend the meeting can express their opinions on expanded services to East Ridge via a Survey Monkey survey accessible at www.surveymonkey.com/r/ER_CARTA.

The survey will be available until July 9, and a workshop will be held on July 13 at 5:30 p.m. CARTA will review the information it gathers and discuss pricing and funding options for the additional services.

People who do not have internet access at home are welcome to take the survey at the East Ridge City Library during normal operating hours. For a listing of those hours, call the East Ridge City Library at 423 867- 7323.

Source: City of East Ridge