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1/14/2022 1:56:55 PM General
MARION SEEKING INPUT FROM PUBLIC TRANSPORTATION USERS AND POTENTIAL USERS

The City of Marion is asking public transportation users and potential users to participate in a transit survey to determine the viability of a new, on-demand ride-sharing service. The service, which would be provided through an existing local transportation agency, would allow users to submit a request for a ride via an app up to two weeks in advance.

The survey is designed to evaluate the reasons residents currently use public transportation and whether an on-demand service would be a beneficial addition. If implemented, the goal would be to increase the ease of getting to appointments or traveling anywhere in Marion without relying on set schedules.  

“As a fast-growing community, Marion is experiencing growing pains with traditional fixed-route transit and is exploring options for on-demand transit to better serve Marion residents,” said Associate Planner Kesha Billings.

Anyone in the metro area who currently uses public transportation in Marion (or is interested in doing so) is invited to fill out the survey. Find the survey at https://polco.us/s4pgcn. It will remain open through the end of January. Hard copies are available at Marion City Hall.