The South East Texas Regional Planning Commission’s (SETRPC) Transportation and Environmental Division is gathering public comment on general activities related to public transit planning. These activities are related to strategies for increasing the availability and efficiency of public transportation services for all neighborhoods and communities in Jefferson, Orange and Hardin Counties.

SETRPC is seeking input from residents to develop strategies that provide transportation for the southeast Texas three county region.  Community input is critical in order to develop strategies that meet the actual needs of the community.  Meetings beginning Monday, March 16, providing citizens in Jefferson, Orange and Hardin Counties the opportunity to provide comments on their transit needs. “This is an opportunity for the public to be directly involved in the process and have their voices heard as we make recommendations to address transportation-related issues that are affecting the southeast Texas region. Public input is an essential part of this process and we want to make sure the needs of our region are properly addressed,” says Bob Dickinson, Director of Transportation and Environmental Resources for SETRPC.     

Interested citizens are invited to attend any of the public meetings listed below:  

Monday, March 16, 2015 – 3:00 PM

SETRPC Office, 2210 Eastex Freeway, Beaumont

Tuesday, March 17, 2015 – 5:00 PM

Port Arthur Public Library, 4615 9th Avenue, Port Arthur

Wednesday, March 18, 2015 – 4:00 PM

City Hall, 836 North Main Street, Lumberton

Thursday, March 19, 2015 – 2:00 PM

City Hall, 370 Rose City Dr, Vidor

These meetings are designed to solicit the public’s ideas and input on proposed transit changes and improvements that can help create better connections throughout the region. All meetings are the same and are not restricted to a specific area.  The public is strongly encouraged to be an active part of this process by selecting a meeting day and time that fits their schedule.  For more information or for special needs requests (48 hours), please contact Bob Dickinson at (409) 899-8444 extension 7520 or

SETRPC, in conjunction with the Texas Department of Transportation, local governments and other interested parties, is facilitating regional transit planning.  SETRPC