Heart of Texas Rural Transit District (HOTRTD)
HOTRTD is 1 of 39 Rural Transit Districts designated by the Texas Department of Transportation (TxDOT). HOTRTD provides demand resonse transportation to the general public including transportation for seniors age 65 and older and to the disabled of any age. Service is primarily provided using a fleet of 28 HOTCOG owned vans and small buses. The shared ride services is considered "origin to destination" meaning the vehicle stops at the passenger's address instead of the passenger being required to go to a pick-up location and multiple riders may be on the vehicle. Transportation is provided Monday through Friday in Bosque, Falls, Freestone, Hill, Limestone and rural McLennan counties.
The Mobility Management program specifically integrates many of the transportation services already established within the Health and Human Service Department and the general transportation network. The mobility coordinator maintains an inventory of the network of transportation services, monitors conditions and transportation needs in the different communities and counties of the HOT region, deveops strategies to meet the needs using existing services and partners, and develops relationships with new partners in order to increase the resources and services available to the region.