Presentation on theme: "ITD Project Development Conference 2011 Connecting People and Places: Idaho’s I-way Initiative April 27, 2011."— Presentation transcript:
ITD Project Development Conference 2011 Connecting People and Places: Idaho’s I-way Initiative April 27, 2011
I-way is a growing statewide network, coordinated by CTAI, that connects people in Idaho to a mix of exciting transportation options, giving Idaho an economic and quality-of-life advantage, while helping keep our state clean and beautiful.
Idaho’s Coordinated Mobility System Grass-roots mobility system featuring 17 local networks consisting of local leaders, users, providers, service agencies, and other stakeholders.
LMMNs Identify & Prioritize Transportation Needs, and Develop Strategies to Meet Stated Needs DCCs Identify Coordination Opportunities and Balance Distribution of Funds by Priority IWG/PTAC Review & Recommend Funding Request to IT Board IT Board Approves Funding I-way Network Structure & Process
Value of I-way Designed to Meet Unique Needs of Idaho Communities Maintain Excellent Quality of Life in Idaho Stimulate Local Economic Growth Improve Access to Health Care, Work, School and Other Necessary Appointments Provide Safe Transportation Options Allow aging population to “Age in Place”Age in Place On-line Resource
I-way Challenges System Change is Difficult and Takes Time Lack of Earmarks Funds in Coming Years Many Local Communities Lack Tools for Obtaining Additional Local Revenue Consider Implementing Recommendations of Governor’s Task Force for Modernizing Transportation Funding
I-way Successes Increased Ridership Increased Participation of Local Communities Implementation of Idaho’s online Rideshare tool Completion of statewide bus stop inventory and review Implementation of full-time District Mobility Managers Statewide Programs and Coordination
I-way Successes Bannock MPO and Pocatello Regional Transit partnered to expand rural service City of Dover created coalition of communities for new bus system City of Ponderay voted for Resort City local option tax to fund public transportation between 4 cities City of Moscow implemented Saturday service through USDA partnership Local Partnerships and Coordination
I-way Successes Creation of www.i-way.org websitewww.i-way.org Development of Idaho’s 511 Transit system Early phases of real-time updates on 511 Transit and electronic vehicle tracking Technology
I-way In Action - Lewiston Gap in service requiring individuals to walk across a bridge to access local transportation services. Partnership developed between three transportation providers serving the Lewiston area: –Lewiston Transit System –Northwestern Trailways –Appaloosa Express I-way “bridged” this gap for the consumer in this community.
I-way and You! 1.Engage in the conversations about mobility challenges in your area. 2.Participate in the development of coordinated solutions. 3.Facilitate community partnerships to leverage local resources. 4.Connect with the mobility manager for your local network.
Real Life Stories On www.i-way.org, watch Idahoans share their stories about why building partnerships to improve mobility is so important: Nathan - Vanpool Debbie - Group Trips Kim - Trails and Bike Paths Mike & Maria - Daily Activities
Heather Wheeler, Executive Director 208-344-2354 email@example.com