Get a Move On – Providing Transportation Access

APA Ohio Miami Valley Section

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Friday, December 7, 2018
11 a.m. - 12:15 p.m. EST

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Overview

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.

Speakers

Olivia Hook

Invited Speaker

Olivia Hook is the Ohio Department of Transportation’s (ODOT) statewide mobility coordinator located in Columbus Ohio. Working in The Office of Transit, she is responsible for overseeing the Mobility Management program that provides mobility solutions for Ohio residents. Olivia has supported the coordination of transportation services for RSVP using ... Read More

Kjirsten Frank-Hoppe

Invited Speaker

Kjirsten Frank Hoppe works as a Transportation Planner with the Miami Valley Regional Planning Commission, with broad range of projects in biking, walking, transit and transportation for non-drivers, and safe routes to schools. She has worked in urban and regional planning in Ohio, California, Nevada, Illinois, and back to Ohio ... Read More

Alexandra Growel

Invited Speaker

Alexandra Growel is a Transit Coordination Planner at the Miami Valley Regional Planning Commission and focuses on the Greater Region Mobility Initiative program. Alex began working with MVRPC in 2017 and began her career as an intern. She completed her undergraduate and graduate studies at Miami University in Psychology, Environmental ... Read More

Contact Info

Alexandra Growel, agrowel@mvrpc.org