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Access North Texas Key

Wise 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 in Wise County, of the over 21,000 employed residents, almost two thirds travel out of the county for work, most heading southeast toward Fort Worth.  For those traveling longer distances, they may need transportation options that connect to regional employment opportunities to help manage their commuting costs.  Public outreach meetings provided insight into additional transit needs such as access to medical care.  Prioritized strategies included:


  • Improve medical access,
  • Establish connections to regional transit services in Denton and Tarrant County, and
  • Improve public awareness of available service.   


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


Wise County Outreach Meeting

Thursday, January 19, 2017 at 10:00 am

Decatur Civic Center

Chisholm Suites

2010 W. US 380

Decatur, TX  76234




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.





Kelli Schlicher, Transportation Planner III, (817) 695-9287,



You Can Get Involved


Planning Documents


Prior Planning Documents:   

Access North Texas, adopted October 2013

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


Click here to download the Wise 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,

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


Last updated February 2017

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