Regional Advisory Group (CTRTAG)
The Central Texas Regional Transportation Advisory Group is responsible for promoting the most efficient use of transportation resources over a nine county region. CTRTAG functions as the Steering Committee to develop, update and approve regionally coordinated transportation planning documents, while providing Central Texas Council of Governments (CTCOG) staff with guidance and transportation related information.
The Central Texas Regional Transportation Advisory Group typically meets quarterly or as needed. CTRTAG is committed to compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA). Reasonable accommodations and equal opportunity for effective communications will be provided upon request.
Please contact Central Texas Council of Governments staff at 254-770-2200 at least 24 hours in advance if accommodation is needed. Advanced public notice is always provided and attendance and public comment is welcomed.
Bylaws established by the Central Texas Regional Transportation Advisory Group limit membership to 15 voting members representing various organizations within the Central Texas Council of Governments area that have an interest in the regional transportation network.
These organizations include transportation providers, transit users, health and human services agencies, medical facilities, workforce centers, municipalities and other government agencies. New members may be added at any time as needed; voting members are limited to two individuals from the same stakeholder group to ensure a broad mix of interests.
Contact CTCOG staff if you are interested in becoming a member.
Regionally Coordinated Transportation Plan (RCTP)
The Regionally Coordinated Transportation Plan is a planning document intended to promote the most efficient use of regional transportation resources. Transit agencies receiving federal dollars are required to develop this Plan and update it every 5 years in accordance with guidelines provided by the Texas Department of Transportation (TxDOT) to ensure the Plan complies with state legislation relating to Statewide Coordination of Public Transportation.
CTCOG partners with Hill Country Transit District (HCTD), the only regional public transit system, to update the RCTP for State Planning Region 23. In addition, CTCOG contracts with Texas A&M University-Central Texas (TAMU-CT) to utilize University staff and Graduate Assistants to develop, administer, compile and analyze a comprehensive needs assessment survey to evaluate public transportation inefficiencies and service gaps; conduct county hearings to gather public comment on Plan draft documents including vision and mission statements, goals and objectives, barriers and constraints and identification of opportunities; and compile all information and updates into the final RCTP Plan.
The counties covered by this plan include the seven counties in the CTCOG region—Bell, Coryell, Hamilton, Lampasas, Milam, Mills, and San Saba—plus Llano and Mason Counties. The Update to the 2013 Plan was recently completed and available for viewing below.
(last revision date 09.15.2020)
Rural Transportation Planning
Rural transportation planning is a collaborative process involving TxDOT, regional councils of government, rural transportation planning organizations, the traveling public and various public and private transportation organizations.
Killeen-Temple Metropolitan Planning Organization
KTMPO is responsible for establishing a comprehensive transportation planning process for the greater area around Killeen and Temple. The members of our Transportation Planning Policy Board and Technical Advisory Committee are local elected officials or are appointed by those officials to represent the individual communities.
The KTMPO boundary encompasses the following cities: Bartlett, Belton, Copperas Cove, Harker Heights, Holland, Kempner, Killeen, Little River/Academy, Morgan’s Point Resort, Nolanville, Rogers, Salado, Temple, and Troy. We cover all of Bell County and parts of Lampasas and Coryell Counties along with portions of Fort Hood.
Hill Country Transit District (HCTD)
HCTD operates The HOP, a regional public transit system that started in the 1960’s as a volunteer transit service that has since grown to serve a nine-county area covering over 9,000 square miles. The HOP coordinates many types of trips. Service is provided to passengers with disabilities via the Special Transit Service (STS) which often connects with the Fixed Route Service (FRS). The HOP partners with many area social service agencies to provide transportation to their clients.