Coordinated Public Transit – Human Services Transportation Program
NEW RTPO’s Coordinated Public Transit-Human Services Transportation Plan (CPTHSTP) for the tri-county region, including the three Native American Reservations – Colville, Spokane and Kalispel reservations, seeks to improve transportation coordination in the region, address the transportation needs of older adults, persons with disabilities, veterans, and low-income individuals, and establishes priorities to inform funding decisions for specialized transportation services.
The plan includes information on existing transportation resources serving transportation-disadvantaged populations in the region, as well as transportation gaps faced by these populations. The plan also contains demographic data from the Census Bureau, documents innovative strategies and best practices from state, regional, and other local coordination efforts, and introduces new research and regional strategies to improve transportation service delivery and coordination.
In 2011, the Transit Committee, was organized to address transit-specific concerns throughout the region; the Transit Committee reports to the NEW RTPO Technical Advisory Committee (TAC) and is made up of select TAC members as well as other regional transit providers and users. The Committee meets quarterly, unless otherwise warranted. Meetings are generally held at 10:00 a.m. on the 4th Wednesday of the month at the TEDD office in Colville, WA. Contact Kinsey Larsen or Melinda Lee for the most up-to-date schedule or for more details.
The Transit Committee has completed a Mid-Point Review of the CPT-HSTP in 2016, which is available here:
As grant season approaches we have provided some helpful forms and information. Below you can find the 2016 Consolidated Grant Application form, 2016 Consolidated Grant Application Instructions, 2017-2019 Consolidated Grant Short Form, Draft of 2016 CTP-HSTP Mid-Point Review, and Draft of 2016 CTP-HSTP Mid-Point Review Addendum. The ranking allotments will include A’s – 5, B’s – 5, C’s – 5, D’s – Unlimited. Please keep in mind this timeline approved by TAC on August 24, 2016.
2017 – 2019 Consolidated Grant Applications
Process for NEW RTPO Rankings
|Date||Activity / Action|
|August 22nd (approx.)||WSDOT Consolidated Grant Applications Available|
|August 24th||TAC / TEDD Board Announce Call for Projects & Discuss Process|
|Sept 18th – 21st||Public Transportation Conference in Wenatchee|
|September 28th||Transit & TAC Meetings Follow-up Discussion on Application Process|
|October 14th||Full Applications due to WSDOT|
|October 24th||Short Forms due to NEW RTPO for Distribution|
|October 26th||Short Forms sent to TAC/Board Members for Review|
|November 9th (10am – Noon)||Special TAC Meeting for Ranking Applications|
|December 7th||Consolidated Grant Application Rankings Approved by TEDD Board|
|December 9th||Rankings Submitted to WSDOT|
|April 2017||Grant Awards Tentatively Announced|