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Manatee to Host Public Transit Charrette


MANATEE COUNTY – Manatee County Area Transit (MCAT) will host a public charrette April 2 to gather public input that will help shape how bus service meets community needs over the next 10 years. 

The charrette will take place on Tuesday, April 2 from 2-4 p.m. in the Fountain Room at 1002 Manatee Avenue West, the former Merrill Lynch building next to the County Administration Building. The process is a part of a major update to MCAT’s 10 year plan which is updated every 5 years. 


MCAT’s new Downtown Station provides easy public transit access to the meeting site via routes 2,3,4,9 and 99.

The charrette will be a structured exercise designed to bring together the skill set of the community to create better solutions that reflect the diverse values of Manatee County citizens. 

Charrette planners are asking anyone interested in participating to RSVP via email to Theresa Benjamin at TBenjamin@tindaleoliver.com or by calling (813) 224-8862 before 5 p.m., Thurs., March 28. While you are encouraged to RSVP so that enough space can be reserved for everyone, all attendees will be welcome. 

There will be several other opportunities to provide input to MCAT for this plan update over the course of the coming months. A complete list of outreach activities, as well as regular progress updates, will be available online at www.mymanatee.org/mcat.

For more information on the process, what is in the plan, or on transit service in Manatee County, please contact MCAT at (941) 747-8621 or by e-mail at mcat@mymanatee.org.


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