In 2007, SRTA adopted a coordinated transportation plan focused on improving specialized transit service delivery for the elderly, persons with disabilities, and people of low income. The plan included strategies to better maximize existing resources. Such plans are used as the basis for determining whether applications to the Federal Transit Administration's (FTA) Section 5310 grant program are consistent with the plan's strategies.
SRTA is in the process of updating the coordinated transportation plan and retained the assistance of The Center for Business and Policy Research (CBPR) at the University of the Pacific. A workshop in July 2016 included the participation of more than 20 service providers and governmental representatives to discuss how service is currently provided, as well as ideas to better improve it. Additionally, CBPR posted on on-line survey for feedback, and interviewed multiple service providers for their insights.
In January 2017, a draft coordinated plan update will be released for public and interagency review. The plan is anticipated to be presented to the SRTA Board of Directors for approval on February 28, 2017.
Please contact senior transportation planner Kathy Urlie if you have questions, or input on the plan development.