East Ridge seeks input for possible public transportation expansion

East Ridge seeks input for possible public transportation expansion

June 7th, 2017 by Paul Leach in Breaking News

East Ridge and Chattanooga Area Regional Transport Authority officials want the city's residents and business owners to weigh in on the possibility of expanding public transit services.

The City of East Ridge has announced its citizens may voice their opinions through a Survey Monkey survey set on up the East Ridge government website through July 9 and attend a workshop at city hall on July 13. The workshop takes place at 5:30 p.m., just before the regularly scheduled city council meeting.

To participate in the East Ridge/CARTA online survey go to https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/ER_CARTA.

Surveys will also be available at the East Ridge City Library during normal operating hours.

"Several months ago, East Ridge hosted CARTA for a public input meeting in hopes to gain more information about what the citizens, visitors and businesses owners desired in their bus and disabled transportation services," Amanda Miller, East Ridge community involvement coordinator, said.

Around 40 participants came to the meeting, which helped city and CARTA staff understand the kinds of services people wanted and where they wanted to go, Miller said.

The online survey says the most popular potential routes emerging from the initial workshop are a downtown connector and a neighborhood connector.

The downtown connector provides service along Ringgold Road between Camp Jordan and Market Street. The neighborhood connector runs between Ringgold Road and Eastgate Town Center.