On April 20, the UMVRDC hosted a one-day workshop as part of the 2016 Local Human Service Transit Coordination Plan for the region. Currently, numerous individuals in our region have difficulty getting to medical appointments, the grocery store, church, visiting family and friends, or fully participating in other important activities due to lack of transportation. The Minnesota Legislature and the Minnesota Department of Transportation has asked the UMVRDC to address these issues through a coordinated planning process.
Coordinated transportation is meant to maximize consumers’ access to all existing transportation services, including public, private, non-profit, and human services entities, while minimizing duplication of service provision.
The goal of the 2016 Local Human Service Transit Coordination Plan Update is to:
- identify the transportation needs of individuals with disabilities, older adults, and people with low incomes;
- provide strategies for meeting those needs;
- and prioritize transportation services for funding and implementation in Big Stone, Swift, Chippewa, Lac qui Parle, and Yellow Medicine Counties.
The workshop provided an opportunity to identify strategies to better coordinate transportation resources in the future. The final plan is scheduled to be adopted June 27.
To view the:
2011 Transit Coordination Plan– click here
2006 Transit Coordination Plan Recommended Strategies – click here