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Access North Texas Key

Dallas County

The purpose of Access North Texas is to build partnerships and better coordinate the delivery of transportation services throughout the region.  This can only be accomplished by hearing from you.  In the near future a kick-off meeting will be held, followed by a county-specific meeting in the winter of 2016/2017.  These discussions will allow us to focus our efforts on coordinating service and increasing efficiencies in public and human service transportation, therefore allowing us to better serve older adults, people with disabilities, low-income individuals and other groups with transportation challenges.

 

In 2013 we learned that Dallas County was interested in focusing on how to improve communication among various transportation providers, how to increase education to the public about transit and how to effectively use time and money.  Dallas County is a major hub of transit and transportation services for the eastern portion of the region. With a strong transit presence available in some areas of the county, it is important to leverage preexisting resources and coordinate future efforts to improve transportation options throughout the county.

 

In 2013 we learned the following key strategies in Dallas County include:

  • Continue implementation of transportation service and coordination projects,
  • Maintain a county coordinating committee,
  • Work with agencies receiving transportation funding to explore ways to overcome access barriers,
  • Obtain service for underserved areas,
  • Identify, recruit, educate and support influential champions for public transportation , and
  • Create partnerships between transit agencies, municipalities and community organizations.

As we summarize the public transportation needs of today, we request your specific insight.  How has the region changed?  What new challenges are before us?  Have past struggles been overcome?  To summarize the needs of this community we request input from advocates, public transportation providers, human service agencies, aging and workforce partners, and involved community members. 

 

We welcome you to join us at future events throughout the 16-county region over the next year.  Information about transportation needs and gaps in service as well as strategies that leverage resources and build on coordination efforts already underway will be incorporated into the Access North Texas planning document.

 

More information will be posted on this web page as it becomes available.

 

Meeting Schedule

 

 

 

 

Dallas County Outreach Meetings

Wednesday, January 11, 2017 at 10:30 am

University of North Texas at Dallas, Founders Hall 101

7300 University HIlls Blvd.

Dallas, TX  75241

 

Thursday, January 12, 2017 at 10:00 am

DART Headquarters, Board Room

1401 Pacific Ave

Dallas, TX  75202

 

Wednesday, January 25, 2017 at 2:30 pm

Richland College Garland Campus, Gallery Room

675 W. Walnut St.

Garland, TX  75040

 

Flier

Presentation

Minutes

 

 

Kickoff Meeting:  August 19, 2016

 

Flier [pdf]

Presentation [pdf]

Meeting Minutes [pdf]

Meetings will be held in your county starting in summer 2016 through spring of 2017. 

 



Contact

 

Kelli Schlicher, Transportation Planner III, (817) 695-9287, kschlicher@nctcog.org

 

 


You can get involved

 

 

Planning Documents

Prior Planning Documents:

Access North Texas, adopted October 2013

Click here to download the Dallas County portion of Access North Texas.

 

Click here to download the Dallas County Appendix Information from Access North Texas plan.

 

Click here to download the entire Access North Texas plan.

 

Click here to access the Eastside Transit Alternatives Study for the Mesquite, Balch Springs, Seagoville and Sunnyvale communities.

North Central Texas Regional Public Transportation Plan, adopted 2006

Click here to download the 2006 Regional Public Transportation Coordination Plan


 

For more information, please contact Kelli Schlicher, Transportation Planner III, (817) 695-9287, kschlicher@nctcog.org

Click here to go back to the Access North Texas home page.

 

Last updated February 2017

 

 

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