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Access North Texas Key

Kaufman 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 spring of 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 Kaufman County identified a need for regional connections into Dallas and a concern about a lack of awareness of public transit services.  Stakeholders determined these key strategies:

 

  • Improve awareness of existing and new public transportation services, to therefore
  • Improve access.
  • Identify ways to increase usage on STAR Transit’s Trolley, and
  • Increase options for local transportation within and between Kaufman County for those with limited mobility.  

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

 

Kaufman County Outreach Meeting

Monday, March 13th at 1:30 pm

STAR Transit

Large Meeting Room

500 Industrial Blvd.

Terrell, TX  75160

 

Flier

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 Kaufman County portion of Access North Texas.

 

Click here to download the Kaufman County Transit Needs Assessment and Planning Study Existing Conditions Report.

 

Click here to download the Kaufman County Transit Needs Assessment and Planning Study: Implementation and Funding Plan.

 

Click here to download the Kaufman 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 Forney, Terrell and Kaufman 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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