Public transportation input is sought

By on Monday, May 16th, 2022 in Columbia Basin News More Top Stories

WALLA WALLA VALLEY — The Walla Walla Valley Metropolitan Planning Organization, which works to plan, prioritize, and select local transportation projects that receive federal funds, has started an effort to improve bus service and public transportation in the area. The organization is asking for residents’ thoughts on public transportation services, especially where there are gaps in service or barriers that limit the ability for people to effectively get where they need to go.

Over the next couple of weeks, WWVMPO will host three in-person events and a virtual meeting where residents can ask questions and provide input. Drop-in events are scheduled for Wednesday from 3-4 p.m. at the Valley Transit Transfer Center; on Thursday from 10-11 a.m. at the Milton-Freewater Library Bus Stop; and also on Thursday from 2:30-4:30 p.m. at the Walla Walla YMCA sponsored by Disability Network.

A virtual meeting will be held on Tuesday, May 24 from noon-1 p.m., at which the WWVMPO team will be online to answer questions and get public input. In addition, a virtual open house available with lots of information and a map where residents can mark places where transportation services could be improved.

A link to the Zoom meeting and the open house are at