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Access North Texas is the regional public transportation coordination plan for the 16-county North Central Texas region. We are currently working on the 2022 Update of the Access North Texas Plan. Over the course of the Summer of 2021, the NCTCOG Transit Management and Planning Team has conducted public outreach throughout the region and is now conducting data analysis and drafting strategies for the plan.
 


Staff coordinated with a wide range of stakeholders, transit customers, and the public to document the transportation needs of older adults, individuals with disabilities, individuals with lower incomes, and others with transportation challenges to update Access North Texas.  This plan outlines strategies to address these needs and serves as a guide for agencies that will implement these strategies to improve access to work, medical appointments, education, and the community during the next four years.

A coordinated public transit-human services plan is required by the Fixing America’s Surface Transportation Act (FAST) the current federal transportation bill.  Furthermore, coordination is mandated in Texas among transportation providers, health and human service agencies, and workforce boards by Texas Administrative Code Chapter 461.  In North Central Texas, NCTCOG is the designated lead entity responsible for preparing and maintaining the region’s public transportation coordination plan.

Outreach efforts for the 2022 Update took place over the course of the Summer of 2021. Efforts included:

Public Surveys available in both English and Spanish, designed to provide a forum for the public to comment on public transportation needs or gaps in their communities. These surveys are now closed as our team moves into the data anlaysis phase of the project. You may contact us to view copies of these surveys.

The Map Your Experience Tool which provides users with a way to leave location-based comments on public transportation and other mobility issues in the region. This tool is still actively collecting data for other initiatives and is linked below.

Virtual Public Meetings hosted for each of the 16 counties, designed to create opportunity for the public to voice their concerns about public transportation in their communities. Presentation dates and materials for these meetings were recorded and are linked in the table below.

County

Presentation Recording

Meeting #1

Meeting #2

Meeting #3

Hunt Hunt Presentation April 27 April 29 N/A
Johnson Johnson Presentation May 5 May 6 N/A
Rockwall Rockwall Presentation May 12 May 13 N/A
Ellis & Navarro Ellis & Navarro Presentation May 19 May 20 N/A
Parker & Palo Pinto Parker & Palo Pinto Presentation May 26 May 27 N/A
Wise Wise Presentation June 2 June 3 N/A
Collin Collin Presentation June 9 June 10 June 12
Hood, Somervell & Erath Hood, Somervell & Erath Presentation June 16 June 17 N/A
Denton Denton Presentation June 23 June 24 June 26
Dallas Dallas Presentation June 29 July 1 June 26
Tarrant Tarrant Presentation July 7 July 8 July 10
Kaufman Kaufman Presentation July 14 July 15 N/A

 

Click here to view the 2013 Access North Texas Plan Document.


Contact Us

The next Access North Texas Plan will be released in the spring of 2022. For more information about previous updates, the current update, or to meet with a Transportation Planner to discuss your public transportation needs in your community, contact us at accessnorthtexas@nctcog.org