Coordinated Public Transit - Human Services Transportation Plan
BCAG has developed a Coordinated Public Transit - Human Services Transportation Plan in response to legislation under the Safe, Accountable, Flexible, Efficient Transportation Act:A Legacy for Users (SAFETEA-LU).SAFETEA-LU requires this locally developed plan to establish "a unified comprehensive strategy for public transportation service delivery" through a coordinated planning process to address unmet needs of target populations. Funds available under the SAFETEA-LU programs are matched by local human service resources and other funding to leverage more transportation for targeted individuals.
The plan specifically identifies and prioritizes projects eligible for Federal funding to address transportation needs of 1) persons of low income, 2) persons with disabilities and 3) seniors.
BCAG worked with the transit planning firms A-M-M-A and Transit Resource Center to prepare this plan.
To improve the target populations' mobility in Butte County through coordinated partnerships and projects.
PLANNING PROCESS GOALS
- To identify and promote partnerships to address specialized transportation needs among public or private non-profit, social service agencies or advocacy groups working with target populations.
- To identify possible projects that can respond to needs and gaps emerging through the process and potential partners for the implementation of these.
- To encourage new partnerships for the development of these projects and application for funding under the Coordinated Planning process.
Public Outreach - February-May 2008
Preliminary Findings Workshop - May 2008
Draft Plan - June 2008
Plan Adoption - July/August 2008
Call for Projects - August/September 2008
On May 15th BCAG hosted the Project Development Workshop on behalf of the Butte County Coordinated Public Transit - Human Services Transportation Plan. This brought together almost 30 agency representatives with concerns about transportation for Butte County residents who are disabled, low-income or elderly. The consultants presented the preliminary findings of the Coordinated Plan process and there was discussion of the emerging recommendations.