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NAOMI to host forum on Public Transit in Wausau tomorrow

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Bus riders launch the "Everyone Has a Place" campaign to save public transit in Weston, Schofield and Rothschild
Bus riders launch the "Everyone Has a Place" campaign to save public transit in Weston, Schofield and Rothschild

WAUSAU, Wis. (WSAU) - The NAOMI group is hosting a forum tomorrow night on the state of public transit in Wausau.

The group is looking to reopen discussion on what it means to have the bus and other services running in the Metro. Metro Ride Director Greg Seubert says service in Wausau has seen some major damage due to funding cuts at the state and federal level. "That's a cut of 10%, and when you impose levy limits so you can't raise funds, you have to make cuts to service and in our case it was pretty dramatic."

Topics that will be up for discussion tomorrow night include the current status of the bus system in the Wausau Metro, funding issues that Metro Ride continues to face, recommendations on how to improve or change Route K, and using a local sales tax to bolster the transit service in the region.

Guests on hand to speak include Weston village administrator Dan Guild, Alderman Keen Winters from Wausau and NAOMI board member Rabbi Dan Danson.

Glen Moberg from Wisconsin Public Radio in Wausau will moderate the forum. It starts Thursday night at 7pm at the Center for Civic Engagement at UW-Marathon County.

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