Transit Provider Resources

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Transit Provider Meeting - February 2020


Transit Accessibility Improvement Tool (TAIT)

This map is a link to the Transit Accessibility Improvement tool which shows transportation disadvantaged areas

The Transit Accessibility Improvement Tool (TAIT) identifies communities who face transportation disadvantages and may have greater potential need for public transit. The TAIT identifies Census block groups with concentrations of residents who are below poverty, living with disabilities, or age 65 and over.

The TAIT application also provides overlay layers that identify:
  • Additional populations with potential need for public transit
  • Populations relevant to civil rights compliance
  • Transit agency service areas

Demographic data for the TAIT is based on American Community Survey 5-year estimates.

Consult the user guide or the pop-ups in the top right corner of the application for more information.


Transit Asset Management (TAM)

Agencies are required to develop a transit asset management (TAM) plan if they own, operate, or manage capital assets used to provide public transportation and receive federal financial assistance under 49 U.S.C. Chapter 53 as a recipient or subrecipient.
The North Central Texas Council of Governments (NCTCOG) serves two roles in transit asset management. First, through NCTCOG’s Regional Transportation Council (RTC), NCTCOG serves as the Metropolitan Planning Organization (MPO) for the Dallas-Fort Worth Metropolitan Planning Area. This comprises of 12 counties in North Central Texas region, including: Collin, Dallas, Denton, Ellis, Hood, Hunt, Johnson, Kaufman, Parker, Rockwall, Tarrant, and Wise Counties. The MPO is responsible for facilitating a continuous, cooperative, and comprehensive transportation planning process. This includes the development of the long-range plan, Mobility 2045, developing the Transportation Improvement Program and incorporating transit-related projects, and coordinating regional performance targets with all transit providers as they relate to TAM. Provided below are several useful links regarding TAM plans, including a link to the NCTCOG Fiscal Years 2019-2022 Group TAM Plan for all subrecipients listed in the Group Plan Participants section of the linked document.

Federal Transit Administration Transit Asset Management webpage

Federal Transit Administration Transit Asset Management FAQs

NCTCOG FY 2019-2022 TAM Group Sponsored Plan Document