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Mobility Management members elect vice chairman

For immediate release

For more information, contact
Holly Kreienkamp or Kelly Sink-Blair (573)265-2993

Harold Selby (right) was elected vice chairman of the Mobility Management board and will be serving with Mobility Management Chair Amy Heyer (left) and Mobility Manager Holly Kreienkamp (middle)

ST. JAMES—Harold Selby, city administrator of St. James, was elected vice chairman of the Mobility Management Advisory Group during a Dec. 15 meeting, held atMeramec Regional Planning Commission (MRPC), 4 Industrial Drive, St. James. Thegroup met to elect a vice chairman, review the final draft of the by-laws, discuss results of the Dent County survey and continue to identify transit options in the Meramec Region.

“Selby has previously served on the Missouri House Transportation Committee and the Franklin County Transportation Committee,” said Holly Kreienkamp, MRPC Mobility Manager for the Meramec Region.

Selby and Heyer will lead the advisory group at the program’s meetings.

“The purpose of the program is to connect more people with rides for less price,” Kreienkamp said. “The frustrating thing about transportation is you can’t meet everyone’s needs, so individuals must adjust where they go and when they go.”

The advisory board will help MRPC develop a mobility management program to provide increased awareness and expanded access to transit for residents in the Meramec Region, especially the disabled and elderly. As part of the goal to identify needs in the Meramec Region, Kreienkamp is meeting with individuals, agencies and organizations in the area. MRPC is in the process of adding existing transportation options in the region to the MoRides.org website and is actively promoting the new web-based referral service.

“We will be adding a map to the website that shows counties, so individuals who are searching for rides may click on their county to see available transportation in the area,” Kreienkamp said
The Missouri Department of Transportation transit program and the Missouri Development Disabilities Council fund the Mobility Management program. The program does not restrict participants.

Anyone searching for transportation to work, doctor’s appointments, grocery stores, and other destinations should visit MoRides.org or contact Kreienkamp at 573-265-2993 or hkreienkamp@meramecregion.org.

Formed in 1969, MRPC is a voluntary council of governments serving Crawford, Dent, Gasconade, Maries, Osage, Phelps, Pulaski and Washington counties and their respective cities. A professional staff of 24, directed by the MRPC board, offers technical assistance and services, such as grant preparation and administration, housing assistance, transportation planning, environmental planning, ordinance codification, business loans and other services to member communities.

To keep up with the latest MRPC news and events, visit the MRPC website at www.meramecregion.org or on Facebook at www.facebook.com/meramecregion.