Metropolitan Evansville Transit System officials will give a presentation on recent changes implemented to improve the city’s public transit system at tonight's (Wednesday) Traveling City Hall meeting. The meeting will be held from 5:30pm-7pm at Pine Haven Health and Rehabilitation Center located at 3400 Stocker Dr., one block west of Harmony Way near Mater Dei High School.

Pine Haven is on the Howell-Mary Bus Route, which now offers night service Monday through Saturday from 6:15 a.m. to 12:15 a.m. Sunday service on the Howell-Mary Route, from 6:15 a.m. to 6:15 p.m., will begin on January 8, 2017. Another route improvement is the new Lynch-Walnut Bus Route, which offers expanded service Monday through Saturday from 6:15 a.m. to 12:15 a.m. to a large area on the city’s North East side. The area – roughly bounded by Lincoln Avenue, U.S. Highway 41, Lynch Road and North Green River Road – did not previously have bus service. The new route will include stops at T.J. Maxx, Southern Indiana Career & Technical Center, Oaklyn Branch Library and the developing North Green River Road corridor.

Mayor Lloyd Winnecke will open the Traveling City Hall meeting with introductions of city department heads and elected officials. Transportation and Services Executive Director Todd Robertson will review the new fare structure and service enhancements. Maps showing the route changes will be available. Robertson will also talk about DoubleMap, the real-time GPS bus tracking system that allows riders to uses a smartphone to track the exact location of a bus and follow its in transit.

After the presentation, Mayor Winnecke and city department heads will be available to talk one-on-one with residents about issues involving city government. Traveling City Hall is an opportunity for citizens to meet with various city department heads to ask questions or simply discuss the status of our community. Meetings are usually held on the last Wednesday of each month from 5:30 to 7 p.m. rotating to different neighborhoods throughout the city. All residents are invited to attend any session.

[Information from the office of Evansville Mayor Lloyd Winnecke]

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