Sunday October 4th, 2015 1:02AM

Gainesville still looking for applicants for transportation group

By Staff
GAINESVILLE - The city of Gainesville is still looking for applicants to serve on a Transportation Focus Group.

Those selected will take part in a series of four meetings/work sessions to develop ideas for the betterment of transportation in the City. The ideas will be shared with Transportation Policy members for possible inclusion in the City's ongoing Transportation Study.

The Transportation Focus Group will be a 10-person panel with two members chosen from each city council ward. This will provide a group of citizen and business owners that remains consistent throughout the study to provide input and comment on study findings and recommendations. The tentative meeting dates are:

February 28, 2013
March 21, 2013
May 2, 2013
June 20, 2013

The meetings will be held from 2:00-4:00 at Fair Street Neighborhood Center. Interested applicants should email the Gainesville Traffic Engineer office. lmcclure@gainesville.org by Monday, February 18. (See earlier story, link below, which includes an application form.)

To be considered for membership, applicants must either be a resident or business owner in the City of Gainesville. But Gainesville Traffic Engineer Dee Taylor said Feb. 5 when plans for the panel were announced that others who live outside of the city, but who have concerns about transportation issues in the city, will have a chance to voice their opinions at upcoming community meetings that will be scheduled through the summer.
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