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Jonesboro, AR -- Lauren Payne Reports

Public Officials Are Asking The Public For Feedback On Transportation Issues

April 05, 2005 -- Posted at 11:30 p.m. CDT

JONESBORO -- "Jonesboro has changed so much in the last 25 to 30 years--in the next 25 to 30 years, you are going to see even greater changes," said Brookland Mayor, Joe McKeel.

Some of those changes will come from suggestions made by Jonesboro area residents as part of the Metropolitan Planning Organization's long term transportation plan.

"We want your ideas, citizens ideas. Let them tell us what they want. Then, we will assemble those ideas and give it a shape," said JATS Transportation Study Director, Amin Ulkarim.

The Jonesboro Area Transportation study will cover 245 square miles including Jonesboro, Brookland, Bay, and Bono.

"Basically, we need to look at infrastructures in the smaller cities and the larger cities. Then, tie them together for the benefit of all communities," said McKeel.

Tuesday afternoon's meeting is the first of four meetings where residents have the opportunity to let their voices be heard.

Officials say they are excited to hear from the public as to what they would like to see done to improve transportation in the next 25 to 30 years.

"Our main purpose is to do what is best for this county and this region," said McKeel.

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