Purpose of Coordinated Human Services Transportation Plans
The below Mobility Plan meets the Federal Transit Administration (FTA) coordination requirements outlined in the June 6, 2014 FTA Circular 9070.1G which is a reissuance of guidance under the 49 U.S.C.5310 grant program. FTA guidance defines the plan as, “locally developed, coordinated public-transit human services transportation plan identifying the transportation needs of individuals with disabilities, seniors, and people with low incomes; provides strategies for meeting those local needs; and prioritizes transportation services and projects for funding and implementation” and that the plan be “developed and approved through process that included participation by seniors, individuals with disabilities, representatives of the public, private and nonprofit transportation and human services providers and other members of the public.”
Under direction of these Federal guidelines, UTA’s Coordinated Mobility Department oversees the development of the Coordinated Human Services Transportation Plans for three urbanized areas (UZAs): Ogden-Layton, Salt Lake-West Valley, Orem-Provo. These plans are the result of the collective effort of the Local Coordinating Councils. The Council participants represent transit agencies, government agencies, non-profit organizations, private companies, human service providers, and representatives of the public which includes representation from the senior and disability communities, among others. The Councils aims are to define strategies and identify projects that will meet mobility gaps of disadvantaged groups within the UZA areas.
The purpose of these plans is to:
- Assess available services while identifying current transportation providers,
- Identify the transportation needs of disadvantaged communities within the county areas,
- Formulate strategies to address transportation needs,
- Develop a project-level plan for transportation services.
Planning methodology includes:
- An extensive Human Service Transportation Provider inventory,
- Evaluation of current services,
- Numerous discussion meetings of the Local Coordinating Council,
- Needs/gaps assessment,
- Strategy development,
Identification/ranking of projects to meet said needs that are in alignment with said strategies.
Utah County Mobility Plan