Federal transportation legislation requires a locally developed, coordinated public transit-human services transportation plan. The plan identifies potential projects for Section 5310: Enhanced Mobility of Seniors and Individuals with Disabilities Program funds available through the Federal Transit Administration (FTA) as administered by NYSDOT.
The current Coordinated Plan adopted in 2015 includes:
- An inventory and assessment of available services that identifies current transportation providers from the public, private, and non-profit sectors;
- An assessment of transportation needs for individuals with disabilities, older adults, and persons with limited means;
- Strategies to address identified gaps in service and achieve efficiencies in service delivery and eliminate or reduce duplication in services for more efficient utilization of resources;
- Priorities and/or projects based on resources, time, and feasibility for implementing the specific strategies/activities identified.
The Capital District Coordinated Plan was developed with the assistance of the Regional Transportation Coordination Committee (RTCC). The RTCC is maintained by CDTC and composed of representatives of public, private and non-profit human services transportation providers and others. The RTCC guides the implementation of the Coordinated Plan and works toward better integration and coordination of public transit-human service agency transportation services.
This first Coordinated Plan was adopted in 2007, followed by an updated plan adopted on September 15, 2011. A new plan was developed in 2015 and approved by CDTC’s Policy Board on September 3, 2015. The plan is typically updated every 4 years.
The RTCC will continue to meet to work toward coordination of services in the Capital District, and to guide the Coordinated Plan update process as well as to provide input on future solicitations for projects under FTA’s 5310 program.