Community workshops set on public transportation plan

RALEIGH – Throughout October, the public can provide feedback at community workshops across the state regarding the Enhanced Mobility of Seniors and Individuals with Disabilities Program which is part of the North Carolina Statewide Locally Coordinated Plan.

One of those meetings will be held at Bladen Community College on Oct. 4 from 10 to 11:30 a.m. in the college’s auditorium.

This federal program provides funding to states, small or large urban areas, and rural areas to assist private nonprofit groups in meeting the transportation needs of older adults and people with disabilities when the transportation service provided is unavailable, insufficient, or inappropriate to meeting these needs.

This effort is being coordinated with the NCDOT Public Transportation Statewide Strategic Plan. Its goal is to improve bus, rail, and paratransit services across the state by better matching transit services to the needs of North Carolinians. For more information on that plan, visit

NCDOT will provide auxiliary aids and services under the Americans with Disabilities Act for disabled persons who wish to participate in this meeting. Anyone requiring special services should contact Jamille Robbins, Human Environment Section, via e-mail at or by phone (919) 707-6085 as early as possible so that arrangements can be made.