Navigating through North Central Texas there are many barriers that may prohibit individuals from accessing available public transportation options that connect them to medical appointments, work opportunities, education, and grocery stores. My Ride initiatives in Dallas and Tarrant began as a way to provide residents travel navigation services. However, as the region has grown and individuals are changing the way they travel there has been an increasing demand to provide centralized resources and expand the reach of these services.
As part of the Federal Transit Administration’s Innovative Coordinated Access and Mobility (ICAM) 2018 Pilot Program Grant, the North Central Texas Council of Governments was awarded funding to implement My Ride North Texas 2.0, a regional mobility management program to improve the coordination of transportation services and expand travel navigation.
Today, the project is operated through partnerships between the North Central Texas Council of Governments, Community Council of Greater Dallas, and My Health My Resources Tarrant County in order to serve the larger 16-county North Central Texas region. The initiative’s current form consolidates previous individual efforts in order to a take a more coordinated approach to regional travel navigation.