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Frontier MPO News - Posted March 27, 2014 - 11:37am

Van Buren residents are responding to a public transportation survey curently underway by the Frontier MPO. Thanks to the Van Buren Municipal Utilities for getting the surveys out. Distribuiton began the week of March 24 and will continue thoughout the week of April 7. Residents are asked to complete the short survey and drop it in the mail or they can complete the survey online at www.frontiermpo.org. Surveys will be closed on April 23 and results will be presented to the Frontier MPO Technical Committee on April 24, 2014 at the Creekmore Park Rose Room at 10:30am. This meeting is open to the public.

A committee was formed with representatives from the MPO, Fort Smith Transit, and the Arkansas State Highway and Transportation Department. to conduct a feasibility study to provide information on how transit systems and service might be expanded and/or improved within the region. The Feasibility Study is identified in the Unified Planning Work Program (UPWP) and budgeted for the Frontier MPO 2014 fiscal year.

The MPO initially conducted a Customer Satisfaction Survey called the On-Board Rider Survey. Results indicated that of 171 current users of public transportation in Fort Smith, 159 or 93% said they would utilize transit service to Van Buren if service was available.

For those wanting to complete the survey online, click here.