Transit Plan Meeting Held Wednesday

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Transit Plan Meeting Held Wednesday

Published on June 21, 2012 by Larry Crippen

Wednesday afternoon, a meeting on the Walker County Transit Plan draft was held at the library community room. Judge Danny Pierce and Mayor Mac Woodward spoke briefly about transportation issues in the County and City.

Houston-Galveston Area Council Program Manager Kari Hackett talked about various aspects of transportation needs. There were several ways for Walker County residents to respond to a survey of transportation issues–online, as well as on paper.

Hackett found one result very telling . . . .

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A rough estimate cost of an expanded public transit system with local circulator bus routes would cost $1.5 million per year. An incremental approach was recommended to inform people of the transportation options already available first, and then to cordinate existing public and private transportation services in the County to be more effective and efficient. Various grant strategies were also discussed. A draft of the plan can be seen on the web at h-gac.com/taq, then click on “Transit Plans’ and then on “County Transit Plans.”

The public comment period ends July 25th. For more information, email Mr. Hackett at kari.hackett@hgac.com

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