Residents asking for additional bus routes

COLUMBUS, Ind. — Columbus residents are asking the city’s Area Metropolitan Planning Organization to add more bus routes to the city’s public transportation system.

In a series of three public open houses during the summer months, employees of CAMPO and the Columbus — Bartholomew County Planning Department have been meeting with local residents to discuss possibilities and goals for the city’s long-range transportation plan. The long-range transportation plan is used to help CAMPO secure federal funding for transportation projects throughout Columbus and Bartholomew County.

Several residents have broached the idea of enhancing the ColumBUS routes, said Laura Thayer, CAMPO director.

Please read Tuesday’s edition of The Republic for more details.

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Olivia Covington is a reporter for The Republic. She can be reached at ocovington@therepublic.com or 812-379-5712.