Meetings to address Tulare Co. transportation

tularecountybustularecountybusTulare County will address its transportation needs in two upcoming meetings to gather public suggestions for a new study on how to help residents enjoy greater mobility.

Commissioned by the Tulare County Association of Governments (TCAG), the proposed Southeast Tulare County Mobility/Paratransit Needs Assessment Plan will focus on the communities of Lindsay, Strathmore, Porterville and Springville.

The study, which will be prepared by TPG Consulting of Visalia, will assess current transit services and attempt to lay out a five-year spending plan that will help lower-income, disabled and senior residents have greater access to public transportation.

The study will also take into account future population and economic growth patterns in Tulare County, common destinations of travel and an analysis of vehicle, facility and technology needs as well as potential sources of funding to put the plan into action.

The first public meeting will take place on Wednesday, June 20 from 3:30 to 5 p.m. at the Heritage Center, 256 E. Orange St. in Porterville.

The second meeting will be held Thursday, June 21 from 3:30 to 5 p.m. at the Wellness Center, 860 N. Sequoia Avenue in Lindsay.

Attendees may share their concerns, suggestions and questions while those representing social services agencies, senior programs, education programs and disabled services are especially encouraged to participate.

More information on the meetings and the plan can be found by contacting Christine Chavez with the TCAG at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..">This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..