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      Future of Benzie Transportation Authority discussed at public forum

      The Benzie Transportation Authority held a public forum Saturday to generate ideas for the future of their department.

      The Benzie Transportation Authority held a public forum Saturday to generate ideas for the future of their department.

      More than 50 community members gathered in Beulah for the forum.

      They held brainstorming sessions to help identify future public transportation needs in the region.

      This is the first step toward assembling a county-wide strategic transportation plan.

      ??We have a lot of frequent riders. It's the non-riders and the visitors that we need to attract. People would rather take public transportation if it's readily available. So maybe exploring evenings, weekends and capturing some of the visiting market is what we need to do,?? said Bill Kennis, Benzie Transit Authority Executive Director.

      Ideas gathered at the meeting will be presented to a board of directors that will determine the future of the BTA.