The Coordinated Public Transit – Human Services Transportation Plan is a unified, comprehensive strategy for public transportation service delivery that identifies the transportation needs of older adults, individuals with disabilities and low-income individuals; lays out strategies for meeting these needs; and prioritizes services for these target populations. OKI began developing the first Coordinated Plan for the region in 2006. With the demonstrated support of transit and social service agencies in the region, OKI was identified in 2007 by the Governors of Ohio and Kentucky as the Designated Recipient for JARC and New Freedom federal funds in the Cincinnati urbanized area. OKI’s responsibilities in southwest Ohio and northern Kentucky consequently involve both developing a Coordinated Plan to improve mobility for these target populations and also using the plan to guide decisions on funding for eligible transportation improvements.
Beginning in the fall of 2011, OKI has engaged the public, private and non-profit transportation providers, human service agencies, passengers and their advocates, and other stakeholders who have an interest in the outcome of this plan to update the Coordinated Public Transit – Human Services Transportation Plan.
Several elements are involved in the Coordinated Plan, as follows:
- Assessing transportation needs for individuals with disabilities, older adults and persons with limited income
- Inventorying available services to identify areas of redundancy and gaps in service
- Identifying strategies to address identified gaps in service
- Identifying actions to eliminate or reduce duplication in services and strategies for more efficient utilization of resources through coordination
- Prioritizing implementation strategiesView the May Presentation to The OKI Board of Directors and ICCThe Plan may downloaded for viewing here: