RI Coordinated Plan for Public Transit-Human Services Transportation
The Federal Transit Administration (FTA) requires a locally developed, coordinated public transit-human services transportation plan developed through a process that includes representatives of public, private, and non-profit transportation, human services providers, and participation by the public.
The coordinated plan identifies the transportation needs of individuals with disabilities, older adults, and people with low incomes, provides strategies for meeting those needs and prioritizes transportation services for funding and implementation. The goal is to ensure that federally assisted community transportation services are seamless, comprehensive, and accessible to those who rely on them for their lives, needs, and livelihoods.
Required elements of the plan include:
- An assessment of available services that identifies current providers (public, private, and non-profit);
- An assessment of transportation needs for individuals with disabilities, older adults, and people with low incomes. This assessment can be based on the experiences and perceptions of the planning partners or on more sophisticated data collection efforts, and gaps in service
- Strategies and/or activities to address the identified gaps and achieve efficiencies in service delivery; and
- Relative priorities for implementation based on resources, time, and feasibility for implementing specific strategies/activities identified.