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2011-04-28 / General Stories

CARTS Seeks Input on Public Transportation Needs

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 their meetings. For Lee County residents, a meeting is scheduled for Wednesday, May 4, 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Lee County Courthouse in Giddings. Look for the CARTS bus parked near the Courthouse. This will be an open house format, so visitors can stop by any time.

Other meetings will be held in Georgetown, Austin, LaGrange, Bastrop, Lockhart, San Marcos and Marble Falls.

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.

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