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GRTA HB 277 Human Services Transportation Orientation Meeting August 11, 2010.

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1 GRTA HB 277 Human Services Transportation Orientation Meeting August 11, 2010

2 Charlotte Nash - GCCRHST Chair Vance Smith – GDOT Commissioner 2

3 HB 277 Tasks, Key Players & Reporting What is Human Services Transportation? Who Uses It? Who Provides It? Why HST Coordination? What are the HST Issues? How Does the GDOT HST 2.0 Fit In? What Might Success Look Like? Next Steps and Suggested Schedule 3

4 Examination of: o All HST programs including capital and operating costs; o Duplication of services among programs, emphasis on overcoming duplication; o Current level of HST service coordination; o Federal funding limitations; o Interaction of agency programs with public transit; o HST best practices nationwide; 4

5 Examination of: o Potential sharing of capital and operating costs among agencies; o Consolidation of program areas to lower costs w/o sacrificing program quality to clients; o Cost sharing opportunities for clients; o Other cost reduction methods, including greater use of privatization. 5

6 Subcommittee Membership o Chair - Department of Transportation (DOT) Commissioner o State School Superintendent o Department of Human Services (DHS) Commissioner o Department of Behavioral Health and Developmental Disabilities (DBHDD) Commissioner o Department of Community Health (DCH) Commissioner o Department of Labor (DOL) Commissioner o Department of Community Affairs (DCA) Commissioner o Governors Development Council (GDC) Commissioner 6

7 GDC: Governors Development Council GCCRHST: Georgia Coordinating Committee for Rural and Human Services Transportation SASRHST: State Advisory Subcommittee for Rural and Human Services Transportation OPB: Office of Planning and Budget Order Governing Bodies Action taken LEGEND GDC provides preliminary report to SASRHST for comment (due 7/1 annually) SASRHST provides comments to GDC (30 days to submit comments) 4 5 GCCRHST prepares a preliminary RHST report and provides to the GDC GDC provides final report to OPB for review and consideration (due 9/1 annually) 3 6 OPB submits final report and any budget recommendations to General Assembly (due 1/15 annually) 7 Governors Office of Planning and Budget Presiding officers of the General Assembly GDC creates GCCRHST (membership undefined) 1 Governors Development Council Georgia Coordinating Committee for Rural and Human Services Transportation State Advisory Subcommittee for Rural and Human Services Transportation GCCRHST creates SASRHST 2 7

8 July 1, 2011 – Governors Development Council (GDC) submits Committee report to the Subcommittee: Subcommittee submits comments on report within 30 days to GDC September 1, 2011 – GDC submits report to Office and Planning Budget (OPB) Report addresses each HB 277 specific task Report shall make specific recommendations for means to improve such current HST practices, including cost implications and impact on client service January 15, 2012 – OPB submits the final report and any affiliated budget recommendations to the presiding officers of the General Assembly Copies to the chairpersons of the transportation committees, the appropriations committees, and the health and human services committees of each chamber of the General Assembly 8

9 September 1, 2010 – Provide update to OPB detailing status of data collection and work plan/milestones for progress January 2011– Provide second update to OPB, report on findings to date 9

10 10 Why HST Coordination?

11 HST provides mobility for older adults, persons with disabilities, individuals below the poverty level, and those without a motor vehicle. HST allows these people to get to the doctor, senior center, hospital, pharmacy, grocery store, job interviews, jobs, court mandated programs, battered womens shelters and just about anywhere else a person may need to go that meets trip eligibility. 11

12 Working Together - How organizations can share information and resources to provide transportation to those people that rely on community transportation services. Coordination truisms: Coordination is a process Coordination requires trust Coordination needs a champion Lots of different ways to coordinate 12

13 Regional Commissions (provide and/or coordinate HST services) Private Providers (private entities that provide HST service, usually working for an RC and/or broker) Public Transit Agencies (provide HST trips) Non-Profit and/or Social Service Entities (church groups, senior centers, court programs, battered women shelters, etc.) 13

14 GovernorsDevelopment Council(GRTA Board) Governors Office Community Health (DCH) Human Services (DHS) Labor (DOL) Community Affairs (DCA) Behavioral Health &Developmental Disabilities(BH&DD) Transportation (GDOT) State Agencies Agencies Directly Impacting HST Services Other Key State Executive Branch Agencies/Staff Policy Guidance at the Executive Level Speaker of the House Lieutenant Governor House TransportationCommittee Chair Senate TransportationCommittee Chair State Legislature Support for Potential Legislation Resulting from HST Plan Veterans Services (DVA) Health and Human Services (HHS) Federal Transit Agency (FTA) Educations (DOE) Federal Agencies Federal Guidance and Oversight Labor (DOL) Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Education (DOE) Economic Development (DED) AdministrationServices (DOAS) 14

15 Stretch often limited funding used to support HST by : Reducing redundant administration, service delivery, and/or capital expenditures Improved economies of scale Make services easily understood and accessed by riders Improved quality of service Ensure wise and efficient use of public funding Leverage new funding dollars to attract additional federal funds Provide funding to expand existing services Help various agencies and providers achieve any one or all of these goals

16 63 different federal funding programs for HST recipients Many local and state entities involved with HST Three key state agencies - GDOT/DCH/DHS – with some or little coordination between them Other key state agencies - Labor, Veterans, others Potential for multiple entities providing HST service to the same area, at the same time Myriad of reporting requirements and compliance regulations User confusion as who to call, how to call, and ride eligibility 16

17 Better Customer Service Improved Coordination Improved Client Service Service Bundling Inter-Agency Cooperation Centralized Reporting Regional Approach Service Consolidation Service Efficiencies Best Use of Limited Funds

18 Interagency Advisory Committee & Technical Advisory Committee Input Create Guiding Principals GDOT Human Services Transportation Plan Development Process System Implementation Preferred Alternatives HST Needs Assessment Agency Coordination Interagency Advisory Committee Technical Advisory Committee Collateral & Outreach Materials Review Existing Plans Coordination With Ongoing Studies Develop Statewide Needs Assessment Craft HST Model Alternatives Develop Evaluation Criteria & Select Preferred Models Develop Concepts of Operations Design Statewide TMCC System Develop System Financial Plan Assess Need for Gubernatorial or Legislative Action Develop Performance Measures and Methodology Human Services Transportation Plan Implementation Pilot Project 18

19 GDOT HST 2.0 effort meets HB 277 mandates HST services data development Identifying existing coordination at local, regional, state and federal level Identification of inter-agency cooperation areas Analysis of existing HST services Best practices – Georgia, U.S. and international Identification of potential legislative action to further HST coordination Recommendations on service efficiencies & cost reduction 19

20 Funding Basis Using NCDOTs Community Transportation Program (CTP) Block grants consolidating FTA 5310/5311/5316/5317 and several state funded programs Program requirements: County/regional coordination plan Lead agency MOUs from DSS, Aging, Mental Health, Health, Voc Rehab County Medicaid offices directed to utilize CTP for non-emergency transportation (NET) Of 100 Counties – coordination in 68 counties and 7 regions 20

21 Rhode Island (RIPTA/The Ride) ADA, Seniors, Medicaid and other Human Services Agencies (HSAs) Pennsylvania (PA Transit/Access) ADA, Seniors, Medicaid and other HSAs Massachusetts (MART/HST Office Brokers) Medicaid and other HSAs; RTAs are brokers/providers Florida (County Transportation Coordinators) Some ADA, Seniors, Medicaid, other HSAs and transportation disadvantaged population 21

22 Submit Committee report to Governor and Legislature Simple to complex improvements within each regional commission (RC) Development of specific coordination plans that fit each RC region and allow HST growth Measurable metrics to track and understand specific efficiencies reached Testing key coordination concepts through the pilot project effort 22

23 Development of formal work plan Committee meeting schedule – suggest bi- monthly though July, 2011 Joint Committee/Subcommittee meeting schedule - suggest 4 meetings though July, 2011 Decision on Subcommittee establishment for MPOs, RCs, providers and others Approval of 9/1 update to OPB 23

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