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Community Meetings Scheduled for Input on Regional Public Transit Needs

Special to The Leader

 

The South East Texas Regional Planning Commission’s Transportation and Environmental Division is gathering public comment to update the South East Texas Area Regional Public Transportation Coordination Plan. The plan will contain strategies for increasing the availability and efficiency of public transportation services for all neighborhoods and communities in Jefferson, Orange, and Hardin Counties.

SETRPC is seeking input from residents to develop strategies that provide transportation for the southeast Texas three county region. Community input is critical at this stage of the process in order to develop strategies that meet the actual needs of the community. Meetings begin Tuesday, July 19 ,2016, providing citizens in Jefferson, Orange and Hardin Counties the opportunity to provide comments on their transit needs. “This is an opportunity for the public to give their thoughts on where transit services are needed the most, making the best use of our region’s resources”, says Bob Dickinson, Director of Transportation and Environmental Resources for SETRPC.

Interested citizens are invited to attend any of the public meetings listed below.

Tuesday – July 19, 2016 – 2 p.m.

City of Orange Public Library – 200 5th Street – Orange, TX

Wednesday – July 20, 2016 – 3 p.m.

Theodore Johns Public Library – 4255 Fannett Road – Beaumont, TX

Thursday – July 21, 2016 – 3 p.m.

City of Port Arthur Public Library – 4615 9th Avenue – Port Arthur, TX

Monday – July 25, 2016 – 3 p.m.

City of Silsbee Public Library – 295 N 4th Street – Silsbee, TX

These meetings are designed to solicit resident’s ideas and input on possible transit changes and improvements that can help create better connections throughout the region. All meetings are the same and are not restricted to a specific area. The public is strongly encouraged to be an active part of this process by selecting a meeting day and time that fits their schedule. For more information on the South East Texas Area Regional Public Transportation Coordination Plan update, the upcoming public meetings, or special needs requests (48 Hours); please contact Bob Dickinson at (409) 899-8444 extension 7520 or bdickinson@setrpc.org.

SETRPC, in conjunction with the Texas Department of Transportation, local governments and other interested parties, are facilitating the update of the Regional Public Transportation Coordination Plan.