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 Silas Rappe or Kinsey Coots 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:
The NEW RTPO is currently working on the update to the current CPT-HSTP. To start the process of updating the plan a transportation survey was shared with the residents of Ferry, Stevens and Pend Oreille Counties. Please note that the results from the survey does not represent a statistical sample of the tri-county area. It provides perspectives and insights from select members of the public who are interested in public transportation services in the tri-county region. The survey results are found here: