The Texas Transit Performance Dashboard is sponsored by the Texas Department of Transportation Public Transportation Division (TxDOT PTN) and supported by transit districts, which provide information and respond to data collection surveys. The Transit Performance Dashboard was developed by the Transit Mobility Program at the Texas A&M Transportation Institute for TxDOT.
This performance dashboard presents all Texas urban transit district and rural transit district services. Performance of each transit district is evaluated using consistent measures. The dashboard does not include services provided by transit authorities or the one municipal transit department that is not eligible to receive state public transportation funds.
- Urban transit district: An urban transit district is a local governmental body or political subdivision of the state that operates a public transportation system in an urbanized area. Urban transit districts receive state public transportation funds but do not have a local tax dedicated to transit as a source of local funds.
- Rural transit district: A rural transit district is a political subdivision of the state that provides and coordinates rural public transportation in its territory. Rural transit districts receive state public transportation funds but do not have a local tax dedicated to transit as a source of local funds.
- Municipal transit department: Texas has two municipal transit departments. Each municipal transit department is authorized by voters to impose a sales tax dedicated to transit. One municipal transit department is not eligible to receive state public transportation funds. The second municipal transit department, the Laredo municipal transit department, is eligible to receive state funds.
Source: Texas Transportation Code, Title 6, Chapter 451,452,453,456,458, and 460.
The performance dashboard provides a one-stop information center on state-funded urban and rural public transportation providers in Texas. Dashboard users can:
- Obtain transit service information about each transit district in Texas.
- View and compare key performance measures.
- Download related data in various formats.
Authorized users can report and update data in the dashboard.
Beta Version Features
The beta version of the Texas Transit Performance Dashboard, released in September 2017, presents the following information for each transit district:
- Transit provider(s).
- Service area population and land area.
- Transit service information by mode.
- Fare structure and fare media by mode.
- Operating days and hours (excluding holidays) by mode.
- Financial status, based on TxDOT PTN-128 data.
- Performance statistics from TxDOT PTN-128 data.
- Planned projects in the coming years.
The dashboard is planned to be updated annually. For the most up-to-date service information, please visit each transit district’s website.
The beta version features a standardized fare structure, interactive maps, and interactive charts. Users can:
- Compare fares across transit districts that operate the same mode.
- Explore service areas of different modes in each transit district and download layers as needed.
- Reveal operating hours of a targeted day, view the financial status of a specific year, and compare financial status and performance measures between fiscal year (FY) 2012 and FY 2016 across years.