Hattiesburg to host hearing on public transit

HATTIESBURG, MS (WDAM) - Hattiesburg city planners are asking the public for opinions on the future of public transportation.

The Hattiesburg-Petal-Forrest-Lamar Metropolitan Planning Organization has contracted with Wilbur Smith Associates of Jackson to conduct a Master Transit Plan for the Hattiesburg Urbanized Area.

The Hattiesburg Metropolitan Planning Organization will conduct a public hearing to receive input.

Attendees will have the opportunity to give opinions on how and where public transit should run thru the city of Hattiesburg and other areas.

The hearing will be March 19 in the Community Room at the Hattiesburg Train Depot located at 308 Newman Street from 6:30 p.m. until 8 p.m.

Consultants and MPO staff will be on site to receive input.

Hub City Transit will provide transportation to the meeting for those who are in need of a ride and wish to attend.

Contact 601-545-6326 to request transportation assistance.