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MCAT Seeks Public Input for Future of Bus Transit in Manatee


BRADENTON – Manatee County Area Transit (MCAT) on Thursday, May 16 will host two open houses to get input from the public on the future of public transit in Manatee County.

The public input will be part of a Transportation Development Plan MCAT officials will take to County Commissioners this summer as they plan the next decade of public transit in Manatee County.


Thursday's first open house will be from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the State College of Florida Student Union Building at 5840 26th St. W.

The second open house will be later in the day, from 5 – 7 p.m. at the Palmetto Youth Center, 501 17th St. W., Palmetto.

“We’re setting up in some visible areas in hopes that people will stop in, learn more and give us feedback,” said Chad Fosnight, an MCAT senior planner. “We’ll be available to answer specific questions, show graphics and alternatives for possible routes and increased frequencies. People will be able to take a look and give us their thoughts.”

MCAT will take public comments through Friday, May 17. People can also email input to MCAT’s consultant on the project, Tindale Oliver & Associates at tbenjamin@tindaleoliver.com.

In April MCAT hosted a public charrette to ask Manatee County for input that will help shape how bus service meets community needs over the next 10 years. 

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 email at mcat@mymanatee.org.

For more information on Manatee County Government, visit online at www.mymanatee.org, www.facebook.com/manatee.county.fl, on Twitter, @ManateeGov, or call (941) 748-4501.


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