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Writing a Coordinated Public Transit Human Services Transportation Plan

A Coordinated Public Transit Human Services Transportation (HST) Plan is an important tool for community transportation planning. HST plans create a systematic way for communities to improve collaboration and communication across human service organizations and transportation providers – plans can improve access, efficiency, and effectiveness of community transportation systems. Although the process can seem daunting,…

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Planning for Sustainability

Planning for sustainability is an essential component of a project from the start. This is especially true with grant programs that have limited term, start-up funding. This document is designed to provide you with a checklist of considerations as you plan for sustainability.

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TACL: Transportation Technical Assistance Coordination Library

The Transportation Technical Assistance Coordination Library (TACL) provides a sustainable methodology and platform for access and findability of coordination resources across a diverse range of Technical Assistance (TA) Centers and the Federal Transit Administration (FTA). The FTA-funded technical assistance centers participating in this ongoing work are: National Aging and Disability Transportation Center (NADTC) National Center for…

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Partnering Across County Lines – Valley Regional Transit

This case study highlights Valley Regional Transit, the Regional Public Transportation Authority for Ada and Canyon Counties in Idaho.  Valley Regional Transit manages contracts for the operation of ValleyRide fixed route bus services and ACCESS paratransit service. ValleyRide bus services consists 21 fixed-line routes in Boise/Garden City, three fixed-line routes in Nampa/Caldwell, and six intercounty…

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Coordination in a Rural County – Altran

This case study highlights Alger Transit Authority (ALTRAN), a transit authority located in the City of Munising, Alger County, Michigan on the southern shore of Lake Superior and home to the world-famous Pictured Rocks National Park/Lakeshore. ALTRAN provides demand response service, first come-first served, except for the Marquette routes that operate on a scheduled deviated fixed-route.  ALTRAN strives…

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Partnering to Fill Gaps in the Houston Area – RIDES

This case study highlights RIDES- Specialized Transportation for Harris County which provides services in Harris County which includes the City of Houston and unincorporated Harris County and provides rides regionally.  In 2008, RIDES became part of the newly formed County Transit Division in the Community Services Department where it remains today.          …

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Consolidated Rural Transit – Paul Bunyan Transit, MN

This coordination case study highlights Paul Bunyan Transit (PBT) which is a regional transit agency established as a 501(c)3 in 1999. It operates service across a large, three-county area comprised of Beltrami County and the city of Bemidji, Lake of the Woods County and the city of Baudette and Roseau County and the cities of Roseau…

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Small Town, Big Impact – WexExpress

This coordination case study highlights the Cadillac Wexford Transit Authority located in a county of 33,000 people. Coordination with local agencies has allowed WexExpress to provide services through contract or partnership agreement with their buses and volunteer driver program.

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