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Council to address city’s transportation future

By Liz Moomey
liz.moomey@salisburypost.com

SALISBURY — The Salisbury City Council on Tuesday will discuss several options to bring additional funding in for the city’s transit system. 

The meeting will be 6 p.m. at City Hall, 217 S. Main St.

Requested by Transit Director Rodney Harrison, the council will hear an update on the estimated cost for an automatic passenger counting (APC) system, which will provide knowledge and statistics about bus stops, passenger counts and how passengers are utilizing the city’s buses. The total proposed amount, which includes APC Passenger Counting Control, APC Passenger County Control Door Sensor and APC Monthly Subscription, is $17,162.

Harrison also will ask council to approve a resolution to give permission to apply for public transportation program funding.

The council will consider participating in Phase 1 of the NC Volkswagen Settlement Program, $24.5 million of $30.7 million is available, to reduce diesel emissions and submit a grant application to replace four 2004 buses with electric Light Transit Vehicles.

Other agenda items include:

  • City landscape architect Stephen Brown and Parks Director Nick Aceves will give an update on the City Park lake dredging project.
  • The Rowan County Little League will be recognized for winning the softball World Series.
  • Mayor Al Heggins will present a proclamation for First Responders Day, which is Sept. 11.

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