2021 SETPRC Regional Public Transportation
Improving mobility is an ongoing objective for persons living, working, or visiting southeast Texas.
As a strategy for accomplishing this, the South East Texas Regional Planning Commission (RPC) and Texas Department of Transportation (TxDOT) are working together to prepare an update to the Five-Year Regional Public Transportation Coordination Plan for Hardin, Jasper, Jefferson, and Orange counties.
At its heart, the Plan seeks to identify practical strategies for improving the day-to-day mobility of all residents of southeast Texas but especially seniors, persons with disabilities, low-income individuals, veterans, homeless persons, and area youth. Collectively, these persons historically have fewer personal transportation/mobility options, and therefore often must rely on public transportation (in other words, a bus or dial-a-ride van), social service and community organizations, or family and friends. While the Plan’s cornerstone goal is to enhance mobility throughout southeast Texas, a key objective is to improve transportation access to healthcare, education/training, and social services.
The Plan is updated approximately every five years. In contrast to a theoretical study, the Plan seeks to identify practical, sustainable, and cost-effective strategies for improving the region’s mobility. Among the many recommendations which have arisen from prior Plans were extended public transit service hours, improved schedule coordination and connectivity among the transportation services operating in southeast Texas, volunteer driver programs, and funding for transportation vehicles for social and community service organizations.
The 2021 Plan will include numerous and varied community and public participation opportunities including an online survey, virtual community workshops, and 90-minute information-sharing sessions at several locations in Hardin, Jasper, Jefferson, and Orange counties.
This project webpage (available in both English and Spanish) will be updated approximately every two weeks throughout the project term. Check back frequently to learn about the project’s progress, opportunities for public participation, and how your ideas may be able to help improve mobility/transportation throughout southeast Texas.
Help shape the future of public transportation in South East Texas: Hardin, Jasper, Jefferson, and Orange counties.
Tell us about your transportation needs, wishes, priorities. Your input will help shape the South East Texas Regional Planning Commission’s (RPC) Five-Year Regional Public Transportation Coordination Plan.
Questions regarding the Regional Public Transportation Coordination Plan project may also be submitted to Bob Dickinson (Director, Transportation & Environmental Resources) at the contact us page.
2210 Eastex Freeway
Beaumont, Texas 77703