Wednesday, June 16, 2010

Come Support Farm Hill Bus Stop

There will be a public hearing tonight at 6:30 pm at the MAT Station on Main St. to determine if MAT (Middetown Area Transit) will put a bus stop at Farm Hill School.

The city bus currently doesn't stop at Farm Hill School. Next year, new families will be attending the school, many with barriers to transportation. Without access to the school, it is difficult for families to be involved in parent-teacher conferences, PTA or simply picking up a sick child.

NEAT has been in discussions with MAT (Middletown Area Transit)and they are in the process of reconsidering their routes. Their policy is that in order to make changes to a route, there must be a public hearing to determine if there is a need.

The public hearing will be held tonight, Wednesday, June 16th, at the MAT station on Main St (just two shops north of Javapalooza) at 6:30 pm.
If you'd like to walk down with the North End group, you can meet us at 6 pm at the Green Street Arts Center parking lot. You can bring your kids, and in fact, it is probably better if you do. If it is raining, a bus will pick us up at 6 at the Green Street Arts Center and at 6:15 in the parking lot of Broad St. Books on Williams St. You can wait under the awning of both places.

If you don't feel that you are personally affected by this, just come and sit with your neighbors and help them get the access that they need. The more people we can get in the room, the more likely it will be that they create a stop at the school. This opportunity may not come up again for a few years, so we must act now!

NEAT will provide sheets with talking points to help you out if you wish to speak.

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