The 2017 Local Human Service – Public Transit Coordination Plans update has been released. The plans, last updated in 2011, are required by Federal transit law to access federal funding for transit projects.
The goal of transit coordination is to enhance transportation access by minimizing duplication of services and facilitating the most appropriate, cost-effective transportation possible with available resources. A special focus of the plans was on human service transit services for the elderly, persons of low income, persons with disabilities, and veterans.
Under Minnesota Statues, the Minnesota Department of Transportation must meet 90 percent of total transit service needs in Greater Minnesota by 2025.
A steering committee convened to provide guidance on the 2017 plan update. Full-day transit workshops were hosted by each Regional Development Commission. The following data collection tools were utilized through the process:
- Organizational questionnaire
- Rider survey
- Organizational focus groups
- Individual focus groups
To read the adopted plans for each region, including the regions in MNRAAA’s twenty-seven counties, please visit: