A plan to bring public transportation to the Tri Counties of Jersey, Greene and Calhoun is good news for a group that promotes opportunity for the disabled.  IMPACT CIL of Alton was part of the committee that helped organize transportation in Macoupin County, which has been running for about a year, accrding to Cathy Contarino, Executive Director of IMPACT CIL.

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The plan in Jersey, Greene and Calhoun counties is in the final stages, and is being supported by the Tri-County Transportation Committee, Western Illinois University, and the U of I Extension Service.  It will not be a service similar to the transit systems in Madison and St. Clair Counties.  It will be a "ride on demand" service, in which those needing a ride will call ahead.  Organizers are saying a year is a realistic goal for getting busses on the road.

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