The City of East Ridge and CARTA transportation services want to hear from the residents and business owners of East Ridge to see if expanded services to the area are wanted and needed. Several months ago, East Ridge hosted CARTA for a public input meeting in hopes to gain more information about what the citizens, visitors and businesses owners desired in their bus and disabled transportation services.
A short presentation by CARTA, followed by time to visit informational gathering stations, allowed participants to ask questions and to share their opinions and concerns regarding broader services from CARTA. Around 40 participants came to the meeting which helped staff to understand the types of services people desired and where they wanted to go.
For those that weren’t able to attend the meeting, City and CARTA staff want to give those citizens an opportunity to express their opinions on expanded services to East Ridge. Staff has created a Survey Monkey survey, which is accessible on the City’s website (www.eastridgetn.gov) and social media pages. Here is a direct link to the survey: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/ER_CARTA
The survey will be available until July 9, and a workshop will be held on July 13 at 5:30pm, which is before the regularly scheduled City council meeting. CARTA will review the gathered information and discuss pricing and funding options for the additional services.
For those citizens who do not have internet access at home, they are welcome to take the survey at the East Ridge City Library during normal operating hours. For a listing of those hours, call the East Ridge City Library at 423-867-READ (7323) or visit www.eastridgetn.gov.