Notice of Proposed New MATBUS Service to Dilworth
The City of Moorhead, on behalf of the City of Dilworth, is considering adding new MATBUS service into Dilworth, MN, to become effective January 2, 2014 (contingent upon grant approval by the State of Minnesota), as recommended by the Five-year Transit Development Plan, generally described below.
Informational Display: An informational display on the proposed new route and timetable, as well as comment cards, will be in the lobby of the Ground Transportation Center (GTC), 502 N.P. Avenue, Fargo, ND, from November 11th through November 24th. Written comments may be turned in to the dispatch window and will be considered by staff prior to the final recommendation to the City Council. In addition, written comments may be submitted in advance to: Lori Van Beek, Transit Manager, 650 23rd Street North,Fargo,ND58102, E-mail LVanbeek@matbus.com, telephone 701-476-6686. For TDD Relay Service call7-1-1.
Public Hearing: The proposed new MATBUS service to Dilworth would be called Route 6 and will be considered a major service change requiring a public hearing. The public hearing will be held by the Dilworth City Council on Monday, November 25, 2013, at 6:00 p.m. in the Dilworth City Hall, 2 – 1st Avenue SE, Dilworth, MN 56529. At the hearing, the City of Dilworth will afford an opportunity for interested persons to be heard with respect to the proposed new route. Written comments may be submitted in advance of the public hearing to: Lori Van Beek, Transit Manager, 650 23rd Street North, Fargo, ND 58102, E-mail LVanbeek@matbus.com, telephone 701-476-6686.
Proposed Route 6: The proposed new route would be a 30-minute route that pulses from and transfers at the Dilworth Walmart with Moorhead Route 4, during peak hours in the morning and late afternoon, Monday-Saturday. Proposed hours are from 6:08 a.m. to 9:08 a.m. and 3:38 p.m. to 6:38 p.m., Monday-Friday, and 7:08 a.m. to 10:08 a.m. and 3:38 p.m. to 6:38 p.m., Saturday.
Upon request, accommodations for individuals with disabilities, language barriers, or other needs to allow participation in meetings will be provided. To arrange assistance, call the Dilworth City Hall at 218-287-2313 or call 7-1-1 for TDD Relay Service.
Comments from the public hearing may result in changes to the final new route. The final approved route will be made available to the public on December 2, 2013, at the GTC.