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Access North Texas Key

Rockwall 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 we learned that Rockwall County experienced the fastest proportional job growth in the country between 2000 and 2010, with a 98% growth in jobs.  With rapid population and employment growth, public transportation services must adjust to keep pace with changing needs and demands.  Rockwall County is home to residents where only 5.5% of the population is living below the poverty level, while 21.4% of persons in the region as a whole had income below poverty level. Though small, the population of individuals living with lower incomes will likely have great transportation needs.  Public transportation designed to meet the needs of higher-income residents may be designed quite differently.  Strategies to address this demographic include:

 

  • Continue implementation of regional transportation service and coordination projects,
  • Coordinate and plan for seamless regional connectivity between service providers,
  • Meet existing funding requirements for services, and
  • Establish and support coordinated regional travel training.

 

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

 

 

 

Rockwall County Outreach Meeting

Tuesday, March 21st at 1:30 pm

Texas A&M University - Commerce at Rockwall

ROCK 121

2610 Observation Trail

Rockwall, TX  75032

 

Flier

Presentation pdf

Minutes pdf

 


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

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You Can Get Involved



Planning Documents

 

 

Prior Planning Documents:    

Access North Texas, adopted October 2013

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

Click here to download the entire Access North Texas plan

 

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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