Public meeting offers glimpse into the future for Quad Cities Transportation

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Wednesday, May 21 was the first chance for people to give their input on how transportation in the Quad Cities should look in 2045.

The public input meeting for the Quad Cities Area Long Range Transportation Planning and Economic Vitality was at Centre Station in Moline on Wednesday. People were able to give their suggestions for roads, bus routes, sidewalks, and even water freight to public administrators.

Gena McCullough, planning director for the Bi-State Regional Commission, said this is their initial kickoff and they will take the next year and a half to prepare their future plans.

"Probably by early 2016 we'll welcome the public back and say, 'here's the plans so what's your reactions to 2045,'" said McCullough.

If you missed the first meeting, there will be another meeting Thursday, May 22, from 4:00-6:30 at the Roosevelt Community Center in Davenport. You can also go online to the Bi-State Regional Commission's website and give your opinions.