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Transit providers seek public input on bus service in Newark area

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The four transit systems operating in the City of Newark ““ DART First State, City of Newark, Cecil Transit, and the University of Delaware ““ have partnered with the Wilmington Area Planning Council (WILMAPCO) to form the Newark Transit Improvement Partnership (TrIP) to consolidate and coordinate the systems.

A public workshop will be held on Tuesday, November 13 at the City of Newark Municipal Building (200 South Main Street) where attendees can learn about the study and provide input on how bus service could be improved in the Newark area. Attendees may stop by any time from 4 p.m. to 6:30 p.m.

The project includes technical analysis and community outreach, including a Newark Resident Survey and a Newark Business/Organizations Survey. Planners have been obtaining input from transit riders, business and community groups, and transit drivers to better understand existing services, unmet needs, and opportunities for integration of services. The planning team is also conducting a technical analysis of existing and potential transit use to identify ways that transit can better serve the needs of the greater Newark community.

Representatives from WILMAPCO, the TrIP partnership, and the consulting team will be available to answer questions, listen to input, and address concerns. To learn more about the Newark-Area Transit Study or to complete the surveys, visit www.wilmapco.org/newarktransit.

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