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Residents invited to share thoughts

Dec. 06, 2012 @ 12:00 AM

HUNTINGTON -- Members of the business community in Cabell and Wayne counties, as well as Lawrence County, Ohio, are invited to share their thoughts on the transportation needs in their counties.

An open house is planned from 4 to 7 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 6, at Marshall University Foundation Hall, on Marshall's campus in Huntington, where local residents are invited to take a look at a transportation plan for the metropolitan area. Ultimately, the plan will include assessment of all modes of transportation in the region, the opportunities each presents and improvements needed.

The Huntington Regional Chamber of Commerce has helped fund the comprehensive transportation study, which is being conducted by KYOVA Interstate Planning Commission. KYOVA is a policy-making organization, composed of representatives from local governments, transportation authorities and citizens. It's recognized by federal, state and local governments as the funding vehicle for transportation projects.

During the meeting, participants will have the chance to provide their input on plans for improving local roads, intersections, trails, bicycle facilities, sidewalks and transit service.

For more information, contact Saleem Salameh with the KYOVA Interstate Planning commission by calling 304-523-7434 or emailing ssalameh@ntelos.net.