The group's purpose is to complete a five-phase primer in order to
access Section 5311 federal transportation dollars available for
rural counties. The Logan and Mason County boards began their
process early 2008 and Menard County joined the efforts in September
2008. Community survey results marked the end of the second phase,
and the group will now proceed to the third phase: creating an
action plan to coordinate public transportation services.
community survey results showed us that transportation is a serious
need for residents in our area," said Angela Stoltzenburg, who is
serving as team leader for the effort. Stoltzenburg is executive
director of Community Action Partnership of Central Illinois. "Over
60 percent of the individuals surveyed were unable to attend medical
appointments in the past six months due to lack of transportation.
The members of this group are confident that we can find a way to do
better than that."
The public is invited to attend the March 23 meeting and join the
group's efforts. For more information, interested parties should
call Stoltzenburg at 217-732-2159, ext. 224.
[Text from file received from
Community Action Partnership of