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September 18, 2017

County Transportation Committee Asks for Public Input on Rural Transportation Needs

OSWEGO - The Oswego County Transportation Coordination Committee is developing a Mobility Movement Plan for underserved areas of Oswego County and has begun to collect information about transportation needs in the Sandy Creek, Pulaski, Altmar-Parish-Williamstown, and Mexico school districts.

The first wave of public input will be focused in the Towns of Richland, Sandy Creek and Redfield and the Villages of Pulaski, Lacona and Sandy Creek. Information is needed from potential riders, local businesses, local leaders and other transportation providers.

The committee has started the public input process by providing transportation needs questionnaires to town and village clerks to have available at their offices. The committee will also be working with local planning boards to discuss transportation-related issues, needs and data collection.

"The committee understands the need for more transportation services in these areas of Oswego County," said Donna Scanlon, Oswego County Transportation Liaison with the county Department of Community Development, Tourism and Planning. "The committee is working to develop a Mobility Movement Plan for this area. The Mobility Movement Plan will focus on getting people where they need to go. We are interested in residents' needs to travel to employment, food shopping, health-related appointments, recreation, and community activities. The Mobility Movement Plan will consider other forms of transportation besides traditional buses such as volunteer driver services or group rides associated with private providers."

Outreach will begin later this fall in the Mexico and APW school districts.

"We hope that if you live in one of these areas you will participate by completing a questionnaire," said Scanlon.

Those interested in serving on the Oswego County Transportation Coordination Committee or who have questions about the questionnaire may contact Scanlon, at 315-349-8292, e-mail donna.scanlon@oswegocounty.com.

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