WRTA Hosts Forums for Input on Route Review

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – The Western Reserve Transit Authority will host five community forums to gather input for a comprehensive review of its fixed service routes.

“WRTA’s objective is to set the course for services as the Mahoning Valley develops and the need for public transportation services changes in the future, both near-term and long-term,” the agency said in a release.

All forums will be held 5 to 7 p.m. at branches of the Public Library of Youngstown & Mahoning County. Meetings will be held Jan. 15 at the Boardman Library, Jan. 16 at the East Library, Jan. 17 at the Kusalaba Branch Library, Jan. 23 at the Austintown Library, Jan. 24 at the Main Library and Jan. 29 at the Newport Library.

WRTA has a completed market research among riders, the general public, staff and the business community and “is now conducting a review of the performance of each route and the system of routes generally, including a review against key development and demographic characteristics.”

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