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The Texas Department of Transportation is hosting a series of regional listening sessions to gain insight from Texans regarding public transportation services for seniors and individuals with disabilities.

Sessions will take place at locations across the state in December and January. Attendees will have the opportunity to talk with TxDOT and transit providers about the issues that affect them, and to learn about rural public transit options from providers serving their area.

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

 “We’re seeking 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 our funding decisions for the next two years,” said Kari Banta, a program manager in TxDOT’s Public Transportation Division.

Simultaneous meetings at satellite locations will be taking place on a number of the dates. In addition, the meetings will be available online, so the public can listen in and view the presentations, as well as offer input, from their homes or from locations more convenient to them.

A schedule of the meetings, as well as instructions for joining via webinar, will be updated regularly here. Each meeting page offers a link to a flyer. We encourage you to print it and post it where it will be seen by the seniors and/or individuals with disabilities who can benefit from attending one of the sessions!

Other opportunities for public input include an online survey linked to each meeting on the web page. The public can also provide input or ask questions by calling 512.360.0668.