- 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.
- 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.
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.
- Interviews with key stakeholders
- Transit Services Inventory
- Demographic Analysis of target population characteristics
- County-wide Online Survey of human service/health care agency representatives and the general public
- Virtual Strategy Rating Workshops: Stakeholders can review and provide input to draft goals and strategies
- Draft Plan submitted for review
- Final Plan adoption