MEDIA ADVISORY
Results Of Statewide Public Transportation Survey
Released Dec. 7, In Concord

Contact: Beth Potier
603-862-1566
UNH Media Relations

Dec. 6, 2005



WHAT: Results from the first statewide survey of citizen perspectives on public transportation will be presented and discussed at “New Hampshire Speaks Out: We Want Public Transportation”
 
WHEN: Wednesday, Dec. 7, 2005,  9 a.m. – 11 a.m. 
 
WHERE: Holiday Inn, Concord, N.H.
 
BACKGROUND: The survey, conducted by the University of New Hampshire Institute on Disability and Community Action Program – Belknap and Merrimack Counties, Inc., finds that a majority of New Hampshire residents want public transportation that is accessible to all, and are willing to pay for it.
 
Nearly 100 people, including concerned citizens, state legislators, transportation providers, social service agencies, and regional planning groups, are expected to attend. Reactions to the findings will be provided by transportation experts and key decision-makers:
 
Patrick Herlihy, director of Homeless,  Housing, and Transportation Services, DHHS
Mickey McIver, director, Concord Area Transit
Representative Martha McLeod, executive director, North Country Health Consortium
Christopher Morgan, administrator of the Bureau of Rail and Transit, DOT
Kelly Murphy, executive director, United Way of Sullivan County
Fred Roberge, vice president, Easter Seals, Special Transit Service