Springdale Leaders Seek Input On Future Of Public Transportation

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SPRINGDALE (KFSM) -- Springdale leaders are asking residents to weigh in on the future of public transportation in the city as the population rapidly expands.

What started as a proposal to bring new taxi service to the city turned into a conversation between city leaders and residents about how best to handle the growing need for public transportation.

During a meeting on Tuesday night (Nov. 29), residents and business owners turned out to speak about what they would like to see down the line.

"Is there enough public transportation? Do people feel like there's an adequate quality, adequate amount of public transportation?" said, Melissa Reeves, public relations director for Springdale. "We really want to hear this from our residents and business owners and people who work and play in the city."

Springdale Mayor Doug Sprouse said the city wants to be prepared.

"We're one of the fastest growing regions in the nation and we need to plan," he said. "We don't want to be caught behind someday wishing we had done more earlier."

A second public meeting will be held Thursday (Dec. 1) from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. in City Council Chambers.

People can fill out a questionnaire to share their opinions and concerns or contact City Hall by phone.