Project Facts

Project Purposes

  • Explore the mobility needs of target populations.
  • Identify mobility gaps in the transit network.
  • Identify and promote partnerships and new transportation service opportunities to address these needs and gaps.

Plan Outcomes

  • Support funding eligibility for several grant programs. Inclusion of strategies in Coordinated Plan is required for two key funding sources:
    • FTA SECTION 5310- ENHANCED MOBILITY OF SENIORS AND INDIVIDUALS WITH DISABILITIES
    • RCTC WESTERN RIVERSIDE MEASURE A SPECIALIZED TRANSPORTATION PROGRAM CALL FOR PROJECTS (Funding for transportation needs of older adults, persons with disabilities and the truly needy.)
    •  Also leverages other funding sources
  • Identify projects to improve and enhance public transit and specialized transportation.
  • Identify alternative modes and creative opportunities to improve consumers’ mobility.
  • Propose partnerships to leverage funds and build new mobility solutions.
  • Inform Riverside County’s public transit operators of mobility needs and gaps to consider in their short and long-range planning.
  • Inform RCTC of regional mobility concerns to help shape funding priorities.

Authorization

Federal legislation requires the preparation of a locally developed plan that establishes a “unified comprehensive strategy for public transportation service delivery” through a coordinated planning process. This Coordinated plan must be updated every four years. This plan will guide the period 2021 through 2025.

Timeline

Spring 2020

  • Interviews with key stakeholders
  • Transit Services Inventory
  • Demographic Analysis of target population characteristics

Summer

  • County-wide Online Survey of human service/health care agency representatives and the general public

Fall

  • Virtual Strategy Rating Workshops: Stakeholders can review and provide input to draft goals and strategies

Winter

  • Draft Plan submitted for review

Early 2021

  • Final Plan adoption