The Herald Banner, Greenville, TX

December 9, 2012

Improving access to area transportation

By BRAD KELLAR
Herald-Banner Staff

— Area residents are being invited to participate in a meeting this week, to discuss how to improve options for all transit customers in the North Texas region.

Representatives from the North Central Texas Council of Governments (NCTCOG), human service agencies, city and county government officials and transportation providers are scheduled to convene at 1:30 p.m. Monday at the Fletcher Warren Civic Center, 5501 US. Highway 69 South. A public hearing concerning Access North Texas is set to follow at 2:30 p.m. that day.

Access North Texas is an ongoing effort to better coordinate public, human service, and community transportation in the 16-county North Central Texas region, including Hunt County, on a plan which focuses on  older adults, individuals with disabilities, low-income individuals and anyone with transportation challenges.

The public hearing will provide an opportunity for residents and advocates to share current and future needs for older adults and  individuals with disabilities.



Those wanting additional information can contact Mike Hensley with the North central Texas Council of Governments by phone at 817-695-9195 or through email at mhensley@nctcog.org.