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Saturday, May 2, 2015

Newport Transit Station, $6.45 million, No Riders, and No Surprise

1/2017: Check out my interview on HastingsTV where I talk about the Red Rock Corridor, Route 363, and what modes of public transit actually work for South Washington County: Tom Bullington's Everybody Loves Politics: Matt Behning

The $6.45 million dollar Newport Transit station, the first expensive part of many to the Red Rock Corridor had their open house last Monday and from all accounts the vast majority who attended were only the politicians, planners, and people with vested interest to see it built. They spoke of being surprised of it's lack of use... BY THEIR OWN REPORT they shouldn't. Here's their nearly two year old 2030 prediction of 7 riders a day at this stop:

-Matt Behning
Washington County Watchdog Editor
Twitter: @WCwatchdog

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