Region 5 invites Todd and Wadena county residents to talk about transportation

The event is 6 p.m. Dec. 4 at Timbers Event Center in Staples with a free dinner provided.

Region Five was awarded a Regional Transportation Coordinating Council grant and has been designated as the council’s implementing agency for Cass, Crow-Wing, Morrison, Todd and Wadena counties. The first year of the planning process includes an extensive civic and stakeholder engagement process to develop a structure and operations plan for the implementation of the council’s goals.

The purpose of a Regional Transportation Coordinating Council is to improve mobility for the “transportation disadvantaged”—older adults, individuals with disabilities, individuals with low incomes, and/or military veterans as well as all residents within the region. The council will include representatives from a wide range of agencies and interests. This public meeting is the first in a series public Regional Transportation Coordinating Council meetings throughout the five-county region.

The council seeks to provide coordination between transportation providers, service agents and the private sector to fill transportation gaps, streamline access to transportation and provide individuals more travel options. The council will be responsible for coordinating regional transportation services through a network of public, private and non-profit transportation providers. The council will plan and implement strategies that meet the regional transit coordination needs.

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For more information on RTCC, go online to or contact Tad Erickson by phone at 218-894-3233 or by email at


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