Public Meeting - Public Transportation for Seniors and Individuals with Disabilities - Bastrop and San Marcos

Where: San Marcos Public Library
625 E. Hopkins St.
San Marcos, TX 78666
When: Monday, Feb. 8, 2016
11 a.m.
Where: Bastrop Public Library
1100 Church St.
Bastrop, TX 78602
When: Monday, Feb. 8, 2016
1:30 p.m.
Purpose: The purpose of the meeting is to gather information from local stakeholders regarding the distribution of funds for the local 5310 Enhanced Mobility for Seniors and Individuals with Disabilities program. Information will be provided about the local application process.
Description: The Texas Department of Transportation is hosting a series of public outreach meetings regarding public transportation in rural communities throughout the state.

Public transportation provides mobility options, reduces traffic congestion, conserves fuel, improves air quality, reduces greenhouse gas emissions and supports emergency preparedness in the areas it serves.

TxDOT promotes and supports public transportation by collaborating with local governments, nonprofit entities and other transportation providers. TxDOT provides funding to assist the needs of elderly individuals and persons with disabilities when current transportation service is unavailable, insufficient or inappropriate.

The Enhanced Mobility for Seniors and Individuals with Disabilities Program provides funds for services for seniors and individuals with disabilities. The way the funds are being distributed has changed. The public is being invited to provide input on the distribution of the Fiscal Year 2015 available to the local area. Information will be provided by the local public transportation coordinator regarding the application process for the funds.

For more information, please contact the Public Transportation coordinator at (512) 374-5223.

Contact: TxDOT Public Transportation Division
3712 Jackson Ave.
Austin, TX 78731

(512) 374-5230