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Public transportation plays a vital role in our community by providing access to essential services, jobs, education, and healthcare. At Arrowhead Transit, we are dedicated to enhancing public transit services to better serve our community’s needs. We believe that community involvement is the cornerstone of achieving this goal, and we invite you to be a part of our journey.

Why Public Transit Matters

Public transportation is more than just a means of getting from point A to point B. It’s a lifeline that connects individuals to opportunities, services, and experiences that are essential for a thriving community. Whether you’re a daily rider, a supporter of sustainable transportation, or someone who believes in accessible services, your voice matters.

Join Us in Advocacy

We are excited to invite all interested public transit advocates and parties to the upcoming Arrowhead Transit Transportation Advocacy Committee meetings in your community! This is a chance for us to come together, exchange ideas, and collaborate on initiatives that will shape the future of public transit in our region.

  • Itasca County (September 14th, 2023; 10:00AM) – 421 SE 13th Street, Grand Rapids, MN 55744
  • Koochiching County (September 27th, 2023; 10:00AM) – 600 4th Street, International Falls, MN 56649
  • Carlton County (October 4th, 2023; 10:00AM) – 1630 County Road 61, Carlton, MN 55718
  • Chisago/Isanti Counties (October 11th, 2023; 10:00AM) – 555 18th Ave SW, Cambridge, MN 55008

What to Expect at the Meeting

During the meeting, we will delve into the results of the recent rider survey. Your input is invaluable as it helps us gain insights into your experiences, challenges, and aspirations when it comes to public transit. We’ll also explore ways to optimize our bus routes to better cater to the evolving needs of our community.

Furthermore, we’ll brainstorm innovative ideas for community outreach events and potential partnerships with local organizations. By working together, we can raise awareness about Arrowhead Transit’s services and make them even more accessible to those who need them most.

The Impact of Your Participation

Public transit doesn’t just benefit individuals; it transforms communities. By actively participating in transit advocacy, you’re contributing to:

  1. Reduced Traffic Congestion and Emissions: Increased use of public transit leads to fewer cars on the road, reducing traffic congestion and lowering harmful emissions.
  2. Enhanced Accessibility: Together, we can identify ways to improve accessibility for all members of our community, ensuring that public transit is a viable option for everyone.
  3. Economic Growth: A well-connected public transit system promotes economic growth by providing reliable transportation for workers, students, and customers.
  4. Sustainability: Supporting public transit aligns with sustainable living practices, reducing our carbon footprint and preserving our environment for future generations.

Your Voice Matters

We believe that every voice counts. Your perspective, experiences, and ideas are crucial in shaping the future of public transit in our region. Whether you’re a long-time rider, a supporter of sustainable transportation, or a concerned community member, your presence at the meeting will make a significant difference.

How to Get Involved

To be a part of these committee’s, please Show up to the one nearest you! For more information about your local Arrowhead Transit Transportation Advocacy Committee meeting, email us at joe.gentile@aeoa.org. We encourage everyone who is passionate about transit accessibility and sustainability to attend.

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