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Montgomery County Transit Plan. March 18, 2008 Kari Hackett, H-GAC Don Yuratovac, URS Corp. MCTP Overview Summary. Why Montgomery County needs a transit plan ? What options are available ? How much would the recommended plan cost ? Is the recommended plan feasible ?.

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Montgomery county transit plan

Montgomery County Transit Plan

March 18, 2008

Kari Hackett, H-GAC

Don Yuratovac, URS Corp.


Mctp overview summary
MCTP Overview Summary

  • Why Montgomery County needs a transit plan ?

  • What options are available ?

  • How much would the recommended plan cost ?

  • Is the recommended plan feasible ?


Transportation providers
Transportation Providers

  • Brazos Transit District — TWE commuter routes, the Woodlands water taxi, shuttle (700,000 trips)

  • The Friendship Center (M.C. Committee on Aging), (49,000 trips)

  • Medical Transportation Program (medicaid)

  • Tri-County MHMR

  • Veterans Administration


Travel Patterns-JTW

58,320 to Harris County

68,700 Internal

1,440 to Walker County


Recommendations
Recommendations

  • Better Coordination-existing services

  • County-wide Paratransit/ Demand Response

  • Commuter Shuttle-SHSU

    Proactive longer range Transit Planning—

    for future growth.



Feasible
Feasible ?

  • Better Coordination

    25% - 40% increase in efficiency

  • County-wide Demand Response

    $21 per trip comparable to national average ($24)

  • Commuter Shuttle-SHSU

    Job access for students, faculty, general public, reverse commute, reduced college parking





Next steps
Next Steps

  • Implementation-Action Plan — BTD, the Friendship Center, TxDOT, VA, etc.

    • Coordinate existing services

    • Consolidate local funds

    • Leverage new federal/state funds

  • County-wide Paratransit/ Demand Response

  • Commuter Shuttle

    Phase 2 Transit Plan for new markets, future growth


For more information

For more information…

www.h-gac.com/transportation

[email protected]

713-993-4576

www.ridethegulfcoast.com


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