Transportation Meetings Set

News Release:

The Deep East Texas Council of Governments (DETCOG), Texas Transportation Institute (TTI) the Texas Department of Transportation (TXDOT) will be holding a public meeting in Lufkin on Monday, August 14, 2006, to work on a regional transportatin coordination plan. The meeting will be held in the Chambers park Community Center, 500 Pershiing Street, at 6:00 p.m. DETCOG, TTI AND TXDOT are working with local governments, major employers, non-profit human services organizations, citizens and residents of unincorporated and rural areas to creat a plan of action for the coordination and improvement of public transit services. The goals and objectives of the plan include:

*To improve the delivery of transportation services

*To generate efficiencies in operation

*To enhance customer service satisfaction

*To encourage cooperation and coordination

*To identify and address gaps in existing public transportation services

*To identify discretinary federal/state funding opportunities

Interested parties are encouraged to attend and participate in the meeting. For more information, go to, or contact DETCOG Coordinator of Regional Services, Rusty Phillips, at 409-384-5704 Ext. 260.