Public transit forum set for March 14 at Fayetteville Public Library

An Ozark Regional Transit bus on the Fayetteville square


The League of Women Voters of Washington County will host a forum on the future of public transit in Northwest Arkansas Thursday at Fayetteville Public Library.

The forum will feature four panelists; Mayor Lioneld Jordan, Fayetteville Development Services Director Jeremy Pate, Ozark Regional Transit board member Jerre Van Hoose, and NWACC student and transit user Christian Cortez.

The discussion will be centered on the recently passed half-cent sales tax, and ways to utilize an estimated $80 million in turnback funds that will be made available to Northwest Arkansas cities and counties for transportation projects. The panel will also discuss ways to encourage leaders to make public transit a priority, and citizens to walk, bike, or utilize public transit in their daily lives.

The forum will take place from 6-7:30 p.m. on Thursday, March 14 in the Walker Community Room inside the Fayetteville Public Library.