Coordinated Regional Public Transportation Plan
The 2016-17 Coordinated Transportation Plan Update was approved by the Independent Stakeholder Committee on February 15, 2017. This approval marks the completion of this 18-month process, which has identified goals and strategies for improving transportation for target populations throughout the Brazos Valley region. We are incredibly thankful for our committed stakeholders who provided their feedback and hard work in completing this process.
1. INVENTORY: Collect transportation resources throughout the region.
(Sept ’15 – Feb ’16)
2. GAP ANALYSIS: Identify gaps within system, and perform a comprehensive needs assessment.
(Mar ’16 – Aug ’16)
3. MAKE A PLAN: Create a plan update to carry out goals and objectives to fill gaps, and prepare for future needs.
(Sep ’16 – Feb ’17)
Transit-Friendly Ordinances report (FY 2015) (Not included in 2016-17 Planning Coordinated call.)
Importance of Coordinated Planning
Coordinating public transportation continues to remain as a primary focus of BVCOG transportation staff. Coordination can improve service quality (more on-time services, drivers with better training, better vehicles), allow transportation services to be available to more people, expand to larger service areas, and centralize oversight and management. In short, coordination is a technique for better resource management.
Coordination not only improves service, but can also have great economic benefits. Providers have found that coordinated systems are better able to effectively compete for grants and contributions. Other benefits include increased efficiency, productivity, and enhanced mobility. This increase in access to jobs can lead to increased levels of economic development in the community.
Role of Coordinating Transportation Planning
BVCOG has been tasked to help our region gain this kind of coordination. With cooperation from The District (formerly Brazos Transit District), the Bryan/College Station Metropolitan Planning Organization, health and human services agencies, and many others, BVCOG leads the planning process for health and human service transportation in the Brazos Valley. Our Transportation Workgroup meets bi-monthly to help fill transportation gaps throughout the region by coordinating with all area transit providers.
Committed Planning Effort Stakeholders
Barham and Company (Navasota Cab)
Bryan-College Station Metropolitan Planning Organization
Brazos Transit District
Burleson County Health Resource Center
Brazos Valley Area Agency on Aging
Brazos Valley Center for Independent Living
GLI- Workforce and Childcare Resources
Housing Choice Voucher Program
Vietnam Veterans of the Brazos Valley
Workforce Solutions Brazos Valley
Click here to view the 2011 Coordinated Regional Public Transportation Plan.
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