Lake of the Ozarks Council of Local Governments (LOCLG), in collaboration with the Missouri Department of Transportation (MoDOT), has completed the update to the Public Transit Human Services Transportation Coordination Plan 2018.
This plan is important to the many organizations within our region that offer transportation options to the elderly, disabled, and low-income populations. With the approved and adopted the plan in place, eligible organizations can apply for grant funding to improve and support their transportation efforts.
“Federal transit law requires that projects selected for funding under the Enhanced Mobility for Individuals and Individuals with Disabilities (Section 5310) Program be “included in a locally developed, coordinated public transit-human services transportation plan” and that the plan is “developed and approved through a process that included participation by seniors, individuals with disabilities, representatives of public, private, and nonprofit transportation and human services providers and other members of the public” utilizing transportation services. These coordinated plans identify the transportation needs of individuals with disabilities, older adults, and people with low incomes, provide strategies for meeting these needs, and prioritize transportation services for funding and implementation.” US Department of Transportation-Federal Transit Administration
Planning Project Objectives:
Assessment of available services, including current transportation providers, public, private, and not-for-profits, identifying the service area and hours of operation.
Assessment of transportation needs of the elderly, disabled, and low incomes.
Identify gaps in transportation needs and the currently available services.
Develop strategies and activities that would address the transportation needs within the region.
Identify funding opportunities for the implementation of the plan.