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Local News in Brief : Countywide : Panel Named to Study Transportation Report

In advance of a long-awaited report on the county’s transportation needs into the next century, the Board of Supervisors on Tuesday created a five-member task force to analyze the report’s findings.

The task force, composed of one member from each of the five supervisors’ staffs, will review the 20-year master plan that is scheduled for release by the Orange County Transportation Commission in early March. The report will examine transportation needs, alternatives and ways to finance new roads and public transit systems.

Because of the significance of the transportation plan, Supervisors’ Chairman Thomas F. Riley urged the board to establish the task force before the report is released.

“This way we will be able to start sifting through the report immediately,” Riley said.

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