CPT to hold community forums on transportation

January 23, 2018

Cimarron Public Transit will hold community forums in February related to public transportation for several Oklahoma counties, including Washington County. CPT operates the City of Bartlesville’s public transportation program, CityRide.

Input is being sought from riders, local businesses, municipalities, social service agencies, tribes, private providers, health facilities, elected officials and the public to assist in preparing for the future, said Transit Director Laura Corff.

“The advantage of receiving open communication is to help the program better match service with needs,” Corff said. “The program must prepare for a variety of scenarios during uncertain times. Priorities will be focused on sustainability and aligning available resources most efficiently to meet the greatest needs.”

The Washington County meeting will be held at 11 a.m. on Feb. 15 at the Bartlesville Public Library, Room C, 600 S. Johnstone Ave.

Feedback will be given directly to program staff to provide a better understanding of challenges and concerns from the community’s perspective.

“Providing a venue to share ideas and comments will help to enhance the ridership experience, foster the community and create efficiencies in the program to fulfill the mission to provide safe and reliable public transportation in the areas that we serve. We are dedicated to maintaining open communication to gain valuable insight and strengthen community partnerships,” Corff said.

Those interested in attending may request free transportation to/from the meeting. A limited number of free rides will be available to first callers who schedule 72-hours in advance. Those unable to attend are encouraged to submit responses by email to lcorff@ucapinc.org, by fax to 580-718-0981 or by mail to 501 Sixth Street, Pawnee, OK 74058.

For questions about accessibility or to request accommodations, contact Corff at 580-718-0444 or lcorff@ucapinc.org.