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Arrowhead Regional Transportation Coordination Council Public Meeting Notice

May 29, 2019 11:00AM ● By Editor


The Arrowhead Economic Opportunity Agency (AEOA) and the Arrowhead Regional Development Commission (ARDC) have worked together over the last year to plan and develop a Regional Transportation Coordinating Council (RTCC) in northeastern Minnesota.  RTCCs are intended to implement and/or oversee provisions for coordinated transportation in each designated region.  Community stakeholders have gathered over the last nine months around issues regarding the RTCC service area and membership, goals and objectives, and developing workplan priorities.  The proposed project areas for the Arrowhead Regional Transportation Coordinating Council are Aitkin, Carlton, Cook, Itasca, Koochiching, Lake, Pine, and St. Louis Counties.

The purpose of the Arrowhead Regional Transportation Coordinating Council is to improve access, availability, and options for transportation services in northeastern Minnesota through increased communication, coordination, and collaboration.

You tell us your views on the transportation planning process in the Arrowhead Region

Representatives from AEOA and ARDC want to hear your thoughts on the proposed implementation plan during four public meetings.  Stakeholders interested in improving transportation in northeast Minnesota are encouraged to attend, including representatives from county departments of social services, transportation providers, human service agencies, veteran and senior service organizations, workforce development, private organizations, transportation users, and the general public.

**Monday, June 17
2:00-3:00 PM
Chamber of Commerce Building, Cloquet

**Tuesday, June 18
10:00-11:00 AM
AEOA Office, Two Harbors

**Thursday, June 20
10:00-11:00 AM
Blandin Foundation, Grand Rapids

**Friday, June 21
12:00 Noon-1:00 PM
Duluth Transit Center, Duluth

The same material will be presented during each meeting.  Multiple locations and dates have been scheduled for convenience.  If you are unable to attend in-person, please submit written comments to the contacts listed below.  Note that FREE public transportation will be provided to-and-from these open public meetings within the given service areas, compliments of AEOA.

*Free transportation will be provided to those in the Duluth area via the DTA to the meeting at the Duluth Transportation Center (DTC) on Thursday, June 21.  Ride the DTA for FREE from 11:00 AM to 2:00 PM by informing the bus operator that you’re headed to or from the meeting there.

**Please contact Arrowhead Transit at 800-862-0175 if you need FREE transportation for any of the other meetings.

For more information:

Barb Caskey

Arrowhead Regional Development Commission

221 West First Street

Duluth, MN  55802

Phone:  (218) 529-7536

[email protected]

Beth Peterson

Arrowhead Economic Opportunity Agency

702 Third Avenue South

Virginia, MN  55792

(218) 735-6834

[email protected]

The Regional Transportation Coordinating Council project has been made possible through a grant from the Minnesota Department of Transportation.  The planning phase will end on June 30 and implementation will begin on July 1.

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