Agencies Discuss Future of Public Transportation In East Texas

A summit was held Friday morning in Tyler to discuss ways to do make public transportation more efficient. TX-DOT and the East Texas Council of Governments want a more effective plan for agencies to pick up passengers on fixed and on-demand routes. "It's important because Tyler is growing so rapidly and people who are seeking jobs need transportation alternatives," says Tom Mullins, President of the Tyler Chamber of Commerce. The region received 15 million dollars from the Federal Transportation Bill, money that will flow to East Texas to make the transportation plan a reality.

Christine Nelson reporting.