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West Central Initiative (WCI) is hosting an open house to gather public input on the Minnesota Department of Transportation's future investment priorities for public transit in Greater Minnesota.

The open house is Wednesday, Nov. 10 at 10 a.m. at WCI, 1000 Western Ave., Fergus Falls. The open house will include a presentation highlighting projected future need for transit services in Greater Minnesota, service hours required to meet this projected need, and the cost to provide those service hours. The presentation will look at future scenarios for both increased and decreased state and federal funding for public transit.

WCI is accessible via Transit Alternatives. For detailed information on transit access to this site, contact Transit Alternatives at 866-998-3002.

For more information about the public transit plan, contact Wayne Hurley at 800-735-2239, or visit the plan website at

West Central Initiative is a public foundation serving Becker, Clay, Grant, Douglas, Otter Tail, Pope, Stevens, Traverse and Wilkin counties in west central Minnesota. WCI provides programs and resources in the areas of business and employment, workers and their families, and communities and the region. For more information about WCI programs or how you can be a partner/supporter of WCI, call 1-800-735-2239 or visit the WCI Web site at