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The future of county transportation

Washington County will host open houses for residents and businesspeople wanting to share their ideas on what transit service in the county should look like over the next decade. Events will be held Thursday, March 6 from 4 to 7 p.m. in the Birch Conference Room at Woodbury City Hall, 8301 Valley Creek Road; and Wednesday, March 12 from 4 to 7 p.m. at the Cottage Grove City Hall located at 7516 80th Street South.

"You really don't need to be a transportation expert to take part in these," said Wayne Sandberg, Washington County Public Works deputy director. "We're looking for grassroots opinion on what the county needs over the next decade. Is it a better bus system, a rail system, better roads or none of the above? Where should the transit system go? This is your chance to make your views known on (a) system you could be using for a long time to come."

The open houses will serve as an opportunity for residents and businesses to learn about the existing transit system and the work done to date on transit-way corridors including Red Rock (Hastings through St. Paul to Minneapolis), Rush Line (St. Paul to Hinckley), and I-94 (St. Paul to the St. Croix).

For more information, contact transportation planner Michael Rogers at (651) 430-4338 or by e-mail to