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1 Human Service Transportation Plan UPDATE Illinois Department of Transportations Division of Public and Intermodal Transportation: Downstate (Rural) Area Programs January 2007

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3 The HSTP is… A unified, comprehensive strategy for public transportation delivery of services that: Identifies the transportation needs of persons with disabilities, older adults, and persons with limited incomes Lays out strategies for meeting these needs Prioritizes the services Federal Transit Administration (FTA), Federal Register, September 6, 2006 Docket # FTA

4 SAFETEA-LU MANDATE Projects to be selected in fiscal year 2007 under: 5310 Elderly and Individuals with Disabilities 5316 Job Access Reverse Commute 5317 New Freedom Must be, in regards to selection and planning, projects that: 1. Are derived from a locally-developed, coordinated public transit human services transportation plan 2. Are developed through a process that includes representatives from the public, private and nonprofit transportation and human service providers and participation by the public

5 Basic Issues Facing DPIT Issue #1: IDOT must develop a statewide planning process that meets FTA requirements for 5310, 5316 (JARC), 5317 (New Freedoms) formula programs administered by IDOT. Issue #2: Development of a rural planning infrastructure to accomplish the requirements set forth in Issue #1

6 Stakeholders Transit Service Providers (Public & Private) Human Service Agencies Local Governments Chambers of Commerce Local Workforce Investment Area Boards Illinois Areas on Aging Community Colleges Rural Health Departments Representatives from state agencies (IDOA, IDHS, IDHFS, IPTA, ICCT, RTAC) Metropolitan and Regional Planning Agencies (MPOs & RPCs) General Public Both traditional and non-traditional stakeholders could include representatives from the following:

7 Role of the State Select projects and certify that they are derived from the coordinated plan Rural and small urbanized areas (50, ,000) projects are generated locally, but are selected by the state

8 DPIT Implementation Strategy Part One Hold public outreach meetings Establish a state oversight committee Define regions for planning Part Two Identify and train regional planning coordinators Establish regional/local review committees Part Three Provide regions with a planning template Oversee development of local plans and annual projects

9 Regional Planning Coordinator Solicit input from local stakeholders to develop the plan Organize the planning document Perform needs assessment of the region Keep an updated inventory of services Identify gaps in service Facilitate and develop annual program of projects in concert with the local/regional review committee Collect local projects and submit them to the state

10 Proposed by DPIT September 2006

11 Developing a Rural Planning Infrastructure for Public Transportation

12 Coordination is often touted but often misunderstood, thus lessening its potential benefits. --TCRP Report 91

13 Economic Benefits Better resource management Improved quality of service Implementing successful coordination programs could generate combined economic impacts of about $700 million per year to human service transportation and transit agencies in the U.S. --Transit Cooperative Research Program, Report 91, 2003

14 Initial Map Criteria (DPIT) Avoid fragmenting existing multi- county transit systems (IDOT: Rural Service Provider database ) Avoid fragmenting potential multi- county transit systems (transportation study initiated/RTAC request, UTC study, word of mouth) Define HSTP regions within the context of a human service framework of regions where transportation services are being provided Define HSTP regions with an awareness of total population and population makeup per county, and counties with currently no public transportation system (Non-funded 5311 areas) Solicit public and professional staff opinion as needed, and as time permits

15 HSTP Public Outreach Sept. – Oct IPTA Conference,100 Springfield ILARC Meeting,15 Springfield Its Time for Transit!28 Naperville HSTP Public Meeting,27 Rockford HSTP Public Meeting,13 Centralia HSTP Outreach Meeting,14 Champaign MPO Fall Planning, 50 Fairview Heights HSTP Public Meeting,43 Springfield Total290

16 Initial Map Final Map

17 So, what needs to be in the plan? Inventory of transportation services Identification of service gaps --spatial, temporal, trip purpose Strategies or activities initiated to address the identified gaps Stated priorities for implementation, and feasibility for implementing these strategies

18 Human Service Transportation Plan Division of Public and Intermodal Transportation: Downstate (Rural) Area Programs Contact: Erica Interrante, Program Manager (847) ,


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