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Richland County Transportation Needs Your Feedback

 

December 19, 2018 | View PDF



Richland County Transportation is asking county residents to help them determine the direction of their service by filling out a quick survey. The service is twelve years old and has grown and changed a lot. The question is whether the existing plan still works or whether there are additional services that residents would utilize. Results will be used to develop a five year plan with an extension to ten years. Richland County Transportation received a grant to pay for the survey so no county dollars are being spent.

Richland County Transportation currently has multiple uses such as taking individuals to school, work, sports practices, to medical appointments, or grocery shopping. Summer day trips to Medora and the Fort Peck Theatre are also available for just $15 per person, and families sometimes use the service to take their loved ones on a country drive because of the wheelchair accessibility.

It is used by all ages and is very inexpensive at only $1 per stop if reserved the day before or $5 per stop if called in the day of. The service is not income based and is available to anyone for any reason.

Partnering with SHC Extended Care, ROI and The Lodge, there are three buses running daily for the general public. The four units share expenses and are under the auspices of Richland County. The system is blessed with a newer fleet of 10 vehicles, with a new one coming in a few months, and a fantastic routing system, which is one of only two in the state.

Hours are 7 a.m. to 6 p.m. seven days a week for anyone within a five mile radius of Sidney. Buses run to Savage on Tuesdays, Lambert on Fridays and Fairview on Thursdays, with stops made along the way.

What other uses would the public like to see? How can we serve you better? Have you ever used the bus and how? If you haven’t used it, what would your needs be? Would you utilize it to go to medical appointments in Williston, Glendive or Billings? Could it be used to bring in workers from other towns?

“The transportation system is important to have in our community,” stated Jodi Berry, Commission on Aging. “It’s very affordable and we have many people who are loyal and thankful. We just need your help to determine the direction the system needs to go to make our service even better.”

Please pick up a survey at the Community Services Building, the Sidney Chamber office or various businesses in Sidney or link to the survey at https://Surveynuts.com/RCTS-Community-Survey and help shape the future of the Richland County Transportation System.

 

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