Regional Transportation Planning

In an effort to identify the public transportation needs, resources, and strategies for the State of Texas the Texas Department of Transportation (TXDOT) established a Regional Transportation Planning process in 2006. PRPC was chosen to serve as the regional lead entity in the Panhandle and quickly helped establish the Panhandle Regional Organization to Maximize Public Transportation (PROMPT). The PROMPT brings expertise from TXDOT, the transportation sector, the Health and Human Service Sector, Local Municipalities, special interests, and the public at large to the table in discussions regarding the Regional Plan. Local Government Services (LGS) staff assists the PROMPT by posting meetings, facilitating plan development, managing fiscal responsibilities, hosting meetings, and meeting TXDOT reporting requirements.

The current Panhandle Regional Transportation Planning Plan was adopted in early 2011 after a comprehensive planning effort. In the 2011 Plan, transportation resources were identified, user groups were surveyed, health and human services organizations were inquired of, and a comprehensive needs assessment was conducted. Based on this needs assessment gaps in service were identified and opportunities for improvement in the region’s public transportation system were evidenced. This led to the development of regional improvement strategies to address the needs of the citizens of the Panhandle. Through 2009 all strategies from the 2007 Plan have been implemented and the PROMPT is serving as a model of Regional Transportation Planning in the State of Texas.

In October of 2009 the PROMPT began the process of updating the Regional Transportation Planning Plan for 2011. Surveys are again being issued to user groups, transportation providers, and health and human services providers. As the regional plan is updated new strategies to improve public transportation in the Panhandle will be identified. The 2011 Plan was adopted by PROMPT and is now in the implementation phase. The full plan is available for review at the above link.

As part of the maintenance and implementation of the Regional Transportation Planning Plan, LGS staff assists Regional Transportation Planning providers with applying and securing funds through TXDOT’s Job Access/Reverse Commute and New Freedom programs. These programs help to make public transportation more accessible and more cost effective to the public and employers in the region.

All PROMPT meetings are open to the public and follow the Texas Open Meetings Act. If you would like to be added to an interested parties list to receive direct notification of upcoming meetings please see contact information to the right. The volunteers who comprise the PROMPT make Regional Transportation Planning possible. The following is a list of all of the current members of the PROMPT who are greatly appreciated

Contact Information


Kyle Ingham

Local Government Services Director
Email: kingham@theprpc.org
Phone: (806)372-3381
Fax: (806)373-3268
 

Joe Price

Local Government Services Coordinator
Email: jprice@theprpc.org
Phone: (806)372-3381
Fax: (806)373-3268



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Table of Contents

I. INTRODUCTION

II. TRANSPORTATION RESOURCES IN THE REGION

III. COMPREHENSIVE ASSESSMENT OF THE PUBLIC’S UNMET TRANSPORTATION NEEDS AND INEFFICIENCIES IN THE DELIVERY OF TRANSPORTATION SERVICES

IV. PLANNING FOR COMPREHENSIVE SERVICES

V. EFFORTS TO STREAMLINE PARALLEL PLANNING PROCESSES

VI. STAFF STRUCTURE AND PROCESS TO SUSTAIN PLANNING AND SERVICES

VII. VISION, MISSION, GOALS, AND OBJECTIVES

VIII. LEVERAGING RESOURCES / SUSTAINABILITY

IX. PERFORMANCE MEASURES TO EVALUATE EFFECTIVENESS

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PROMPT Members


Name Representing
Rowdy RhoadesMoore County
Jake BunnAmarillo
Anette CarlisleAmarillo
Isabel CarmarilloAmarillo
Melissa CarterAmarillo
Jim ChilcoteAmarillo
Eric GarciaLubbock
Alfredo GonzalesAmarillo
Craig LawlisAmarillo
Dan LootenCarson County
Jay MaydenChildress County
Trent MorrisAmarillo
Travis MunoAmarillo
Richard NeillAmarillo
Judy PhelpsAmarillo
Joe RogersAmarillo
Connie PrickettAmarillo
Laura ReyherAmarillo
Jason ShafferAmarillo
Lylene SpringerAmarillo
Susan StevensonAmarillo
Nancy TannerPotter County
Benny WilsonHansford County
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