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  1. Planning Review& Update Regional Planning and Public Transportation Coordination Workshop Thursday, May 3, 2007 Revised

  2. Approach for Today • Share solutions to barriers and constraints • Highlight best practices from regional reports • Receive additional comments from regional stakeholders • Applaud achievements

  3. Alternative Fuels • Barrier: Policy • Responsible Agency: TxDOT • Resolution: Guidance provided; alternative fuel is not required; requirements are now emissions-based

  4. Need for Reliable Vehicles; Aging Fleet • Barrier: Funding • Responsible Agency: TxDOT • Resolution: Additional funding for vehicle procurement available; access to Transportation Development Credits to meet local share requirements

  5. Vehicle Maintenance • Constraint: Need for technical support in vehicle maintenance and repair for aging fleet, alternatively fueled vehicles • Region: Heart of Texas • Spotlight: Regional maintenance program

  6. Access to Fuel • Constraint: Access to propane fuel • Region: Capital Area • Highlight: Fueling stations for propane accessible to various agencies by CARTS

  7. Recruiting Drivers • Constraint: Recruiting drivers • Regions: Alamo Area • Highlight: Use of temporary drivers to fill positions

  8. Driver Training • Constraint: Comprehensive and consistent training for drivers from different agencies • Regions: Upper Rio Grande, Brazos Valley • Highlight: Driver training programs

  9. Expanding Service Delivery • Constraint: Sufficient capacity to meet demand for service • Region: Ark-Tex • Highlight: Arrangement with private-for-hire company (taxi) to assist with demand response trips

  10. Expanding Service Delivery • Constraint: Sufficient capacity to meet demand for service • Region: Golden Crescent • Highlight: Vanpool pilot program

  11. Expanding Service Delivery • Constraint: Sufficient capacity to meet demand for service • Region: Panhandle • Highlight: Pilot program to encourage senior participation

  12. Medical Transportation Coordination • Constraint: Difficulty integrating MTP and public transit • Region: West Central Texas • Highlight: Successful regional coordination

  13. Paratransit Coordination • Constraint: Need for paratransit services and coordination • Region: NORTEX • Highlight: Paratransit coordination with multiple agencies

  14. Seamless Service • Constraint: Need for coordination to make public transportation seamless to user • Region: Permian Basin, Houston-Galveston, Capital Area • Highlight: Seamless fare coordination

  15. Outreach • Constraint: Need to improve effective communication with users • Region: Concho Valley • Highlight: Travel training

  16. Outreach • Constraint: Need to improve effective communication with users • Region: Houston-Galveston • Highlight: Ambassador Program; Regional Alliance

  17. Outreach • Constraint: Need to improve effective communication with users • Region: Heart of Texas • Highlight: Statewide Transportation Services Handbook

  18. Outreach • Constraint: Need to improve effective communication with users • Region: North Central Texas; Capital Area • Highlight: Consensus-building; stakeholder participation in process

  19. Sustainability • Constraint: Need for sustainability • Region: Coastal Bend • Highlight: Mobility Manager

  20. Mentoring • Constraint: Need to share skills, ideas • Regions: Alamo Area • Highlight: Interest in developing Mentoring Program