COMMITTEE DECIDES TO MOVE AHEAD WITH TRANSIT SYSTEM

Tuesday, April 30, 2019

The idea of having a local transit system in the Faulkton area was first brought to the Quality of Life committee in June of 2018.  It was reported that historically meetings that had addressed this issue in the past were poorly attended and so the idea was always dropped.  However, with the state instituting a regional transit system in October of 2019, it was decided to move ahead and further investigate the possibility of establishing this service for the Faulkton area.

A well-attended public meeting held at the Autumn Leaves Senior Center last August had representatives from the Aberdeen, Watertown and Sisseton transit systems available to answer questions.  Because of that meeting and the interest shown, a transportation survey was put together and the results were shared with the Regional Aging Council and the state DOT for further analysis.  They recommended moving forward with a transit plan for the Faulkton area.

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