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MCAT to Host Public Workshop for Transportation Disadvantaged Riders

MANATEE COUNTY – Manatee County Area Transit (MCAT) will host a public workshop next week to gather public input on the transportation needs of the youth, elderly, low-income and people with disabilities.

The workshop will take place on Wednesday, April 17 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.

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

The workshop will include an overview of the Transportation Disadvantaged Service Plan, structured exercises to collect feedback and an open comment period when participants will be encouraged to provide thoughts and input to the plan.

This workshop is free and open to the public.

If you are unable to attend the workshop, you can submit written comments identifying the transportation needs of youth, elderly, low-income and people with disabilities and any potential solutions to address those needs to:
Tindale-Oliver & Associates, Inc.
Attention: Patricia Whitton
 135 W. Central Blvd., Suite 450
Orlando, FL 32801.

In accordance with the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990, people who need special accommodation to attend or participate in this workshop because of a disability or physical impairment should contact MCAT at (941) 747-8621, or by email at mcat@mymanatee.org not later than 48 hours before the workshop.

Updates on the Transportation Disadvantaged Service Plan will be available online at www.mymanatee.org/mcat.  

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

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


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