What form of public transportation works best in Northwest Arkansas?

August 05, 2021 00:43:13
What form of public transportation works best in Northwest Arkansas?
Speaking of Arkansas
What form of public transportation works best in Northwest Arkansas?

Aug 05 2021 | 00:43:13

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Hosted By

Greg Harton

Show Notes

     As more people and businesses make Northwest Arkansas their home, regional planners and decision-makers ponder what role public transit will play. Can it become a true alternative that inspires automobile owners to leave their cars parked for the ease of letting someone else do the driving? Can a robust bus system diminish the number of vehicles on the region's crowded highways? 
     
     In this episode of "Speaking of Arkansas," host Greg Harton speaks with Joel Gardner, executive director of the Ozark Regional Transit Authority, which serves as the bus system in urban and rural areas of Washington, Benton, Carroll and Madison counties.
 
     Jeff Hatley, the authority's public information officer, also sat in on the discussion about today's mass transit system, its shortcomings and the opportunities that exist to address transportation challenges as the region grows.
 
 
Ozark Regional Transit Authority - https://www.ozark.org/
 
Northwest Arkansas Regional Planning Commission 10-year transit development plan —https://www.nwarpc.org/transit/connect-northwest-arkansas/

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