On June 8, the UMVRDC hosted a one-day workshop as part of the 2011 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 RDC 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 2011 Local Human Service Transit Coordination Plan 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.
Later this summer the UMVRDC will post on our website a draft version of the full plan for public comment. This plan will integrate the strategies for the region and provide a background and framework for coordinated transit in the region.
To view the:
- 2011 Transit Coordination Plan DRAFT Recommended Strategies – click here
- June 8, 2011 Public Meeting Presentation – click here
- June 8, 2011 Public Meeting Minutes – click here
- 2006 Transit Coordination Plan Recommended Strategies – click here
For more information on this or other transit issues, contact Dawn Hegland at 320.289.1981 ext. 1 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.