Get a Move On – Providing Transportation Access
Friday, December 7, 2018
11 a.m. - 12:15 p.m. EST
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The Senior Transportation Expansion Project (STEP) began in 2006 and is a program that is able to provide riders with a sense of independence and agency in their own communities. Transportation is always listed as one of the top needs for seniors in Montgomery County, and this program has allowed for expanded access to mobility at a local level in Kettering, Vandalia, and Washington Township.
In 2008, the Miami Valley Regional Planning Commission (MVRPC), in collaboration with the Greater Dayton Regional Transit Authority, Greene County Transit Board and Miami County Transit developed a Human Services Transportation Coordination (HSTC) Plan. This regional action plan is meant to improve transportation for people with disabilities, seniors, and people of low income. The plan is designed to both improve transportation for these populations and to better coordinate the efforts of public and private transportation providers in Greene, Miami, Montgomery and northern Warren Counties.
In 2018, MVRPC, in partnership with the Ohio Department of Transportation (ODOT), began a pilot program to investigate regionalization of Ohio’s HSTC programs in nine counties (Champaign, Clark, Darke, Greene, Logan, Miami, Montgomery, Shelby, and Preble). This program facilitates a more effective use of available funding and regional deployment of enhanced technologies for all of Ohio’s human services programs that utilize agency-sponsored and public transportation resources. The recommended structure seeks, as its top priority, to protect or improve the existing level and service quality of transportation services available to the individual rider. This program is currently being piloted in two areas throughout the state.
Alexandra Growel, email@example.com