Enhanced mobility program seeks input from riders and the public

ATLANTA – The Texas Department of Transportation (TxDOT) is hosting a series of regional public workshops to gain insight from the public regarding the federal Enhanced Mobility of Seniors and Individuals with Disabilities program.

The first meeting of the series will be on Tuesday, Dec. 13 at 1:30 p.m. at the TxDOT Atlanta District headquarters, Room 26, located at 701 E. Main in Atlanta.

During these meetings, which are scheduled in December and January, the public will have the opportunity to learn about rural public transit from local providers and to provide their own input.

Following presentations from local providers, those in attendance will help identify and prioritize issues and needs facing the transportation program.

“The needs of seniors and individuals with disabilities are at the center of the Section 5310 program, so we need input from local stakeholders such as transit users, organizations serving seniors and individuals with disabilities, nonprofit agencies, transit districts, and local governments to help guide the funding decisions for the next two years,” said Kari Banta, the Section 5310 program manager for TxDOT’s Public Transportation Division.

Simultaneous meetings at satellite locations will be taking place on a number of the dates.

In addition, the meetings…

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