RIPTA is working with the statewide Human Services Transportation Coordinating Council to prepare a 2022 update of the Rhode Island Public Transit-Human Services Transportation Coordinated Plan. This plan is updated every five years to consider the changing transportation needs of individuals with disabilities, older adults, and others who need transportation assistance; provide strategies for meeting those needs; and prioritize services for funding and implementation.
RIPTA has led 6 public outreach sessions to gather public input on the project, beginning with 4 listening sessions online in April and May 2022. In July, the project team scheduled two strategy sessions where they shared updates on a statewide transportation inventory and needs assessment and heard public input on proposed strategies.
The team has also participated in Accessible Transportation Advisory Committee (ATAC) meetings in May and August to keep the group informed and gather their feedback.
Coordinated Planning Strategies
Using public input and lessons shared by successful programs in other states, the project team is now prioritizing strategies for future investment. These may include:
For further information or to provide specific comments on the proposed strategies or Coordinated Plan, please email Joelle Kanter at email@example.com.
A draft plan should be available for review and comment in September, and the plan should be finalized in November 2022.