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Transportation survey now available online

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Generating input to weigh interest in public transit

By Marty Finley

An online survey gauging local interest in public transportation is active.

The Radcliff/Elizabethtown Urbanized Area Public Transportation Survey, which includes 12 questions, can be accessed at www.surveymonkey.com/s/radcliffetownsurvey.

Questions posed to the public include a yes or no question on willingness to use a transportation system in Hardin County and a checklist option indicating what the system would be used for, such as school and work, medical appointments, shopping and social or recreational activities.

The survey also asks what days of the week residents would use the system most and the hours they would need access to the system. With money being one of the chief concerns from officials about public transit, the survey asks if residents would support a local tax as a source of funding.

The online questionnaire is part of a transportation study being conducted by The Corradino Group, a Louisville consulting firm commissioned by the Radcliff-Elizabethtown Metropolitan Planning Organization.

During a forum last month at the Lincoln Trail Area Development District, Corradino officials said a fixed-route transit system down the “spine” of U.S. 31W from Elizabethtown to Fort Knox could be paired with separate circular shuttles in Elizabethtown and Radcliff, which would reach out to residential neighborhoods.

The forum offered feedback from local officials and residents on route stops, hours of operation, demographics and funding sources.