Transit Planning and Implementation Studies


This picture is of people, our community, coming together with the help of transit planning and implementation studies

Elected officials and stakeholders from parts of Collin, Dallas, and Tarrant Counties are seeking assistance with developing a comprehensive and coordinated transit planning and implementation plan.  In support of this initiative, the Regional Transportation Council (RTC) approved $2 million in August 2018 for North Central Texas Council of Governments (NCTCOG) to perform an independent transit needs assessment and strategic implementation plan for each of the three study areas, focusing on areas not included in existing transit authority service areas.  A similar transit planning and implementation project will also be conducted for non-DART member cities in Kaufman, Rockwall, and Southeast Dallas Counties.

RTC Presentation

Project Elements

Transit study elements identified as important by the study areas seeking assistance include: internal and regional connections, near-term strategic implementation, expanding transportation options, innovative transit solutions, and funding options. Additional feedback from stakeholders representing each study area will continue to guide the planning and implementation of this project.

Project Areas

Collin County 
Dallas County  
Tarrant County  

Next Steps:
Request for Proposals for the three different study areas (Collin County, Dallas County, Tarrant County) were published in the Texas Register on December 6, 2019.  The deadline for submission of proposals is Friday, January 24, 2020 at 5:00 p.m.  The schedule is outlined below:

RFP Published December 6, 2019
Questions Due December 12, 2019
Pre-Proposal Meeting December 16, 2019
Response to Questions December 18, 2019
Proposals Due January 24, 2020
Interviews (if needed) Week of February 10th
Negotiations February/March 2020
Executive Board (Contract Awards) March 26, 2020
Notice to Proceed March 31, 2020