Logan-Mason Transit Partnership on
800 more survey results required
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[August 05, 2008]
In late May, the Logan and Mason Transit
Partnership Group began the second phase of the five-step primer
process to bring federal transportation dollars to Logan and Mason
counties. However, after efforts to assess needs via a survey, the
group is on hold until it obtains over 800 more survey responses.
Determining transportation needs of the community is a crucial part
of the process as the group moves forward in developing a
coordinated public transportation effort. A survey, developed by the
Interagency Coordinating Committee on Transportation, is used to
determine who might need transportation, where they need to go and
when they need to go. The purpose is also to identify gaps between
what is needed and what is provided.
Logan and Mason County
residents are encouraged to visit the Community Action Partnership
of Central Illinois site at
www.capcil.org to fill out the survey. Hard copies of the
surveys may be filled out and returned to various locations
throughout the counties, including the Lincoln Public Library,
Jacksonville Area Center for Independent Living, Logan and Mason
County health departments and the Community Action offices in
Lincoln and Havana.
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"If we don't successfully finish phase 2, our efforts to bring
the transportation dollars to Logan and Mason counties will end. The
needs assessment is a critical and required part of the process to
obtain the grant," said Angela Stoltzenburg. Stoltzenburg is the
executive director of the Community Action Partnership of Central
Illinois and is serving as the team leader for the transportation
"This effort isn't for those who can't drive or have no
transportation; it is for the entire community. It's about creating
transportation options for everyone," said Stoltzenburg.
Community Action Partnership of Central Illinois is a private,
nonprofit organization that advocates for the low-income and senior
residents of a six-county service area.
[Text from file received from
Community Action Partnership of