For immediate release
April 19, 2011
Stevie Greathouse, Principal Planner
Capital Area Regional Transit Coordination Committee (RTCC) Seeks Input on Public Transportation Needs
Austin – The Capital Area Regional Transit Coordination Committee will host community meetings around the 10 county region to solicit input on needs and innovative ideas related to public transportation service, including those services provided by health and human service agencies. The public is invited to attend one or more of the following meetings:
• Thursday, April 28, 2011, 6-8 pm: Round Rock Library Room C, 216 E Main Ave, Round Rock, TX 78664
• Wednesday, May 4, 11 am – 1pm: Look for the CARTS bus parked near the Lee County Courthouse in Giddings (open house format, stop by anytime)
• Wednesday, May 4, 6-8 pm: Georgetown City Council Chambers, 113 E 8th St, Georgetown, TX 78626
• Monday, May 9, 9:30-11:30 am: One Texas Center, Room 325, 505 Barton Springs Road, Austin, TX 78704
• Wednesday, May 11, 11 am – 1 pm: Look for the CARTS bus parked near the Fayette County Courthouse in LaGrange (open house format, stop by anytime)
• Wednesday, May 11, 6-8 pm: Bastrop County Courthouse Annex, 804 Pecan Street, Bastrop, TX 78602
• Thursday, May 12, 11 am – 1pm: Look for the CARTS bus parked near the Caldwell County
Courthouse in Lockhart. (open house format, stop by anytime)
• Thursday, May 12, 6-8 pm: San Marcos Activity Center, 501 East Hopkins Road, San Marcos, TX 78666
• Thursday May 19, 6-8 pm: Marble Falls EMS Training Room, 609 Industrial Boulevard, Marble Falls, TX 78654
Input from the community meetings will be used to develop a Coordinated Plan for Public Transit and Health and Human Services Transportation. This Plan will:
• identify ways that the region’s existing family of public transportation services (ranging from transit buses to agency vans to volunteer drivers) can be better coordinated to meet more needs,
• identify cost-effective strategies for meeting unmet needs in the region, and
• guide the prioritization of new services for funding through the Federal Transit Administration.
“This plan will help our region work together to meet the transportation needs of all of our residents, including seniors, low income workers, and persons with disabilities,” said City of Rollingwood Mayor William Hamilton, Regional Transit Coordination Committee Chair.
For more information, visit www.CapitalAreaRTCC.org/plan.html
CAPITAL AREA METROPOLITAN PLANNING ORGANIZATION
505 Barton Springs Rd., Ste. 700, Ausitn, TX 78704
MAILING ADDRESS P.O. Box 1088, Austin, TX 78767
tel: 512 974 2275 fax: 512 974 6385
The Capital Area Metropolitan Planning Organization (CAMPO) develops solutions for regional transportation challenges. It is the federally-required and state-designated metropolitan planning organization (MPO) for Bastrop, Caldwell, Hays, Travis and Williamson counties in central Texas.
About the Capital Area RTCC:
The RTCC represents more than 25 organizations that are responsible for providing transportation services or health and human services, or are interested in the coordination of public transit and client transportation services in the 10-county Capital Area region that includes Llano, Burnet, Blanco, Williamson, Travis, Hays, Bastrop, Caldwell, Fayette, and Lee counties. The goal of the RTCC is to develop and implement a plan for a seamless system that achieves efficiencies, eliminates duplication, increases coordination, and addresses service gaps. CAMPO serves as the administrative lead agency for this effort.