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State road officials conducting public transportation usage survey

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Members with the Nebraska Department of Roads are hosting meetings across the state, talking with Nebraskans about the future of public transportation usage.

On Wednesday night, the focus was in Scottsbluff where one of at least five meetings about an intercity bus usage project was held at the HARMS Center.

Those in attendance shared their thoughts about having bus routes connecting Scottsbluff to bigger cities like Denver, Cheyenne, Omaha, and Rapid City.

People also suggested having a route from Lincoln to the panhandle for college students to use during academic breaks.

Kari Ruse with the Department of Roads says part of the potential bus project will look at the affect intercity transportation also has on the elderly within the panhandle.

"Part of the survey is linked to the needs of the elderly and the disabled. And we know that the population in the state and in the country is aging. So this is just one attempt to be proactive in meeting those needs and also into the future," said Ruse.

Ruse says the intercity bus usage project is a long-way from being completed.

Other public meetings where DOR officials plan to visit include North Platte, Beatrice, Omaha and Norfolk.

 

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