Jefferson County coordinated transportation plan draft released

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WATERTOWN — The latest draft Coordinated Transportation Plan for Jefferson County is available for review, detailing how the county and city of Watertown could coordinate to make a better public transit system.

The plan document is required every five years in order for the county and city to quality for a Department of Transportation program that provides money and support for building out public transportation systems in rural regions.

“In this document, we discussed duplication of services and services that are mainly available to disadvantaged populations,” said Brandi Smith, the Greater Watertown mobility manager and drafter of the transportation plan. “In this plan, we discussed how we can improve transportation in Jefferson County and the city of Watertown.”

The plan takes a survey of the socioeconomic conditions of the county and the closest population centers in neighboring counties, like Gouverneur in St. Lawrence County and Lowville in Lewis County.

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