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Transit topics to be focus in midvalley

Aspen Times Staff Report

Midvalley citizens will have a chance to share their thoughts about how a train or enhanced bus system should be designed during a pair of midvalley workshops this week.

The first session will be held this evening at Basalt Town Hall and a second is planned Thursday at Carbondale Town Hall.

The Roaring Fork Railroad Holding Authority is hosting the workshops to allow citizens a chance to offer ideas about how transportation should be linked with housing and commercial centers, and other community goals. The input will help planners determine how to design stations and where to put them.

The workshops will be led by Roger Millar of Otak, a transportation and community design firm that is consulting on the valley transit corridor study. He will be joined by Martin Glastra van Loon, a transportation planner from the Netherlands, and Steve Dixon, a landscape architect with Otak.

The Basalt workshop is scheduled from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m., and the Carbondale session will take place from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m.

For more information, contact the holding authority at 704-9282.

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