Opinions wanted on Dakota County East-West Transit Study

DCTC fall campus

All members of the campus community encouraged to share opinions on area transit needs

Dakota County will conduct an East-West Transit Study to evaluate transportation and transit needs and trends within Dakota County and adjacent areas. Specifically, the purpose of the study is to evaluate and identify improved transit options for east-west corridors across Dakota County.

The study will focus on the East-West corridors in Dakota County between 220th Street and the northern Dakota County border. Of particular interest, the study will include County Road 42 through Rosemount and possible transit options.

To gather information, the county has created a website in which interested parties can indicate on an interactive map where public transportation is wanted. Additionally, the county will host two open houses to collect input from the public. The first open house will be held 4 to 6 p.m. Tuesday, July 19 at the Apple Valley Transit Station, 15450 Cedar Ave. in Apple Valley. The second open house will be held 5 to 7 p.m. Wednesday, July 20 at the Wentworth Library, 199 Wentworth Avenue East in St. Paul.

As access to public transportation is an important topic for the campus community, DCTC students and employees are encouraged to engage in the process to let county officials know about transportation needs to and from campus. Please attend one of the open houses or visit the website at http://www.dakotaeastwesttransit.com/getinvolved/

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