In 2006, the Coastal Bend Council of Governments (CBCOG) produced the Regional Public Transportation Coordination Plan for the Coastal Bend in accordance with state and federal regulations. The initial plan was a short-range plan, appropriate to provide guidance for regional coordination for approximately four to five years. An update of the plan is necessary in order to continue to be relevant and provide new goals for the future of regional public transportation coordination in the Coastal Bend. Using funds from the Texas Department of Transportation (TxDOT) Public Transportation Division, CBCOG contracted with Texas Transportation Institute (TTI) to prepare the transportation inventory and the public transportation needs and gap assessment as the first two activities for the updated plan. This report represents the initial chapters for the Updated Regional Public Transportation Coordination Plan 2011.
The preparation of this report has been financed in part through grant[s] from the Federal Highway Administration and Federal Transit Administration, U.S. Department of Transportation, under the State Planning and Research Program, Section 505 [or Metropolitan Planning Program, Section 104(f)] of Title 23, U.S. Code. The contents of this report do not necessarily reflect the official views or policy of the U.S. Department of Transportation.