AHTD hosts public input meeting - KAIT Jonesboro, AR - Region 8 News, weather, sports

AHTD hosts public input meeting

(Source: KAIT-TV) (Source: KAIT-TV)
BATESVILLE, AR (KAIT) -

On Thursday, representatives with the Arkansas State Highway and Transportation Department, were in Independence County to gauge the needs of public transit services in the area. 

According to public transportation administrator Greg Nation, the group is traveling around the state to get thoughts on public transportation needs to help seniors and those living with disabilities.

AHTD held the meeting at the White River Area Agency on Aging in Batesville.

Nation said the city currently doesn't have public transit services.

However, he said their health and human services provide transits for people under a requirement from the Federal Transit Administration.

Nation said they're trying to get groups together to form a coordinated plan to help maximize and expand FTA funds.

"We want to identify the problem,” he said. “See if we can find the solutions, ways to work around the barriers, and some barriers are real or perceived; and see what we can do to develop a game plan that's good for everybody  and include as many people as possible."

Nation said once they hold all of these meetings, the state will work to develop a five-year plan that reaches as many people as possible.

AHTD will also hold a meeting in Jonesboro on July 27 at St. Bernards Auditorium from 1 to 2 p.m.

Copyright 2017 KAIT. All rights reserved.

Watch Region 8 News On Demand: On your Desktop | On your Mobile device

Region 8 News App - Install or update on your: iPhone | Android

  • Region 8 News</span><a class="customMoreLink" href="/Global/category.asp?C=4391" target="_top">More >></a>Region 8 NewsMore>>

  • ASP: "Speed enforced by aircraft" is no joke

    ASP: "Speed enforced by aircraft" is no joke

    Wednesday, April 25 2018 1:50 PM EDT2018-04-25 17:50:00 GMT
    Wednesday, April 25 2018 2:27 PM EDT2018-04-25 18:27:15 GMT
    ASP conducts speed enforcement operation over White Co. (Source: Arkansas State Police via Facebook)ASP conducts speed enforcement operation over White Co. (Source: Arkansas State Police via Facebook)

    Arkansas State Police want you to know that a sign you may see on the highway isn't just for show.

    Arkansas State Police want you to know that a sign you may see on the highway isn't just for show.

  • Woman accused of shoplifting with 2 young kids

    Woman accused of shoplifting with 2 young kids

    Wednesday, April 25 2018 1:15 PM EDT2018-04-25 17:15:37 GMT
    Wednesday, April 25 2018 1:48 PM EDT2018-04-25 17:48:29 GMT
    Larena Marie Jones (Source: Craighead Co. Sheriff's Office)Larena Marie Jones (Source: Craighead Co. Sheriff's Office)
    Larena Marie Jones (Source: Craighead Co. Sheriff's Office)Larena Marie Jones (Source: Craighead Co. Sheriff's Office)

    A woman is charged with contributing to the delinquency of a minor after police say she took two small children with her on a weekend shoplifting spree.

    A woman is charged with contributing to the delinquency of a minor after police say she took two small children with her on a weekend shoplifting spree.

  • 2.2 magnitude quake reported in NE Arkansas

    2.2 magnitude quake reported in NE Arkansas

    Wednesday, April 25 2018 9:00 AM EDT2018-04-25 13:00:04 GMT
    Wednesday, April 25 2018 9:15 AM EDT2018-04-25 13:15:10 GMT
    (Source: USGS)(Source: USGS)

    An earthquake was recorded early Wednesday morning in White County.

    An earthquake was recorded early Wednesday morning in White County.

Powered by Frankly