Regional Coordination Information
Regionally Coordinated Transportation Planning efforts in
Texas have been ongoing for years. Here is a brief overview of the
2003, Texas legislature and governor added Chapter 461
to the Transportation Code requiring coordination of public
transportation services funded with federal, state, or local funds
2004, President Bush signed Executive Order 13330
calling for reduction of duplication among federally funded human
service transportation services, increasing efficient delivery of
services, and expanding access to transportation services for elderly,
disabled, low income, and others
2005, Safe, Accountable, Flexible, Efficient
Transportation Equity Act (SAFETEA-LU), federal transportation bill
called for establishing locally-developed, coordinated public
transit/human service transportation plans
2006, Texas Department of Transportation contracted
with local agencies to develop a regional coordination plan for each of
Texas's 24 designated state planning regions
• 2012, Moving Ahead for Progress in the 21st Century (MAP-21), replacing SAFETEA-LU, the current federal transportation bill continued the requirement for coordination of public transpiration services funded with federal, state, or local funds. MAP-21 also implemented considerable changes including the eliminated two programs previously tied to regional planning efforts (Job Access Reverse Commute or JARC, and New Freedom) and specifically tied Section 5310 Enhanced Mobility for Seniors and Individuals with Disabilities program funding to regional planning efforts.
Planning Region 7, West Central Texas, covers 19
counties: Knox, Kent, Stonewall, Haskell, Throckmorton, Scurry, Fisher,
Jones, Shackelford, Stephens, Mitchell, Nolan, Taylor, Callahan, Eastland,
Runnels, Coleman, Brown, and Comanche counties.
Regional Coordination efforts today are working towards
updating the previous Regional Transportation Coordination Plan by:
Gathering new data regarding Transportation Services
Redefining the public's unmet transportation needs
Identifying current inefficiencies in the delivery of
Please review all pages under the Regional Coordination
page on this website to learn more about the current status of this year's
Regionally Coordinated Transportation Planning efforts.
Coordinated Transportation Plan for 2011 has been completed and can be
downloaded here. Click here. (Aprox 12MB)
The 2016-2017 Transportation Resource Inventory Report has been completed and can be downloaded here. Click here.
The 2017-2021 Regionally Coordinated Transportation Plan has been completed and can be downloaded here. Click here.
If you are interested in learning more about our efforts
or would like to get involved in the Coordinated Plan please contact:
Michael Kelly, Mobility Mananger Assistant
Mailing Address: P.O. Box 712, Coleman, TX 76834
Coleman, TX 76834