TxDOT Announces Listening Sessions in South Texas

Texas Transportation Listening Sessions

The Texas Department of Transportation (TxDOT) is seeking public feedback to improve transportation for people with disabilities and older adults in rural areas. You can provide your input at a regional listening session, in a survey, or by phone.

In December and January, TxDOT will gather feedback from stakeholders in South Texas regarding how to improve transportation for people with disabilities and older adults in rural areas. Feedback will be gathered during listening sessions, in an online survey, or by phone. The feedback provided will inform how TxDOT distributes funds to public transportation providers through the 5310 Enhanced Mobility for Seniors and Individuals with Disabilities program. Stakeholders could include transit users, organizations that serve people with disabilities and older adults, nonprofit agencies, etc.

How to Submit Feedback

There are various ways you can submit your feedback about transportation in rural areas to TxDOT.

  • Listening Sessions: TxDOT will host regional listening sessions throughout South Texas and you can provide your feedback at the listening session closest to you. Also, all listening sessions will be available as live conference calls and webinars, so you can listen in, view the presentations, and participate remotely. During the listening sessions, participants will also learn about transportation options available from local providers. After the presentations, participants will help identify and prioritize issues and needs facing the transportation program. More information about the listening sessions can be found below. Also, TxDOT will host regional listening sessions in Central, East, North, and West Texas.

  • Online Survey: A survey is available for you to provide your feedback online. The survey is short and is available in both English and Spanish. The deadline to complete the survey is Friday, January 18, 2019.

  • Phone: You can provide your feedback via phone by calling (512) 360-0668. The deadline to provide your feedback by phone is Friday, January 18, 2019.

Listening Sessions

Below is the information for the listening sessions that will be held in South Texas. Residents from the counties listed for each location can participate in-person or remotely. If you would like to participate in-person, see which listening session is closest to you by checking out this map. To participate remotely via conference call or webinar, click the “Conference Call and Webinar Information” link listed under the applicable listening session. If you would like to participate in a listening session you are not required to RSVP in advance. If you require special accommodations to participate in a listening session, call (512) 360-0668 or email Kari.Banta@TxDOT.gov at least five business days before the event.

Victoria
Counties: Austin, Calhoun, Colorado, DeWitt, Fayette, Gonzales, Jackson, Lavaca, Matagorda, Victoria, and Wharton
Tuesday, January 15, 9:30 AM
700 Main Center
Conference Room 205
700 N. Main Street
Victoria, TX 77901
Click here for the Victoria Conference Call and Webinar Information

Alice
Counties: Aransas, Bee, Goliad, Jim Wells, Karnes, Kleberg, Live Oak, Nueces, Refugio, and San Patricio outside of the Corpus Christ city limits
Tuesday, January 15, 2:30 PM
Rural Economic Assistance League
301 Lucero Street
Alice, TX 78332
Click here for the Alice Conference Call and Webinar Information

Riviera
Counties: Aransas, Bee, Goliad, Jim Wells, Karnes, Kleberg, Live Oak, Nueces, Refugio, and San Patricio outside of the Corpus Christ city limits
Tuesday, January 15, 2:30 PM
Kleberg County Human Services
107 N. 7th Street
Riviera, TX 78379
Click here for the Riviera Conference Call and Webinar Information

Rockport
Counties: Aransas, Bee, Goliad, Jim Wells, Karnes, Kleberg, Live Oak, Nueces, Refugio, and San Patricio outside of the Corpus Christi city limits
Tuesday, January 15, 2:30 PM
Rural Economic Assistance League
402 E. Laurel Street
Rockport, TX 78382
Click here for the Rockport Conference Call and Webinar Information

Sinton
Counties: Aransas, Bee, Goliad, Jim Wells, Karnes, Kleberg, Live Oak, Nueces, Refugio, and San Patricio outside of the Corpus Christi city limits
Tuesday, January 15, 2:30 PM
IBC Bank
301 West Sinton Street
Sinton, TX 78387
Click here for the Sinton Conference Call and Webinar Information

Weslaco
Counties: Brooks, Cameron, Hidalgo, Jim Hogg, Kenedy, Starr, Willacy, and Zapata
Wednesday, January 16, 10:00 AM
Valley Metro
510 S. Pleasantview Drive
Weslaco, TX 78596
Click here for the Welsaco Conference Call and Webinar Information