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:
NOTICE OF SOLICITATION FOR PUBLIC COMMENT
NOTICE is hereby given that the Northeast Washington Regional Transportation Planning Organization is preparing to adopt the 2017-2021 Coordinated Public Transit – Human Services Transportation Plan (CPT-HSTP). The purpose of the CPT-HSTP is to address transportation needs and gaps, and improve the cost-effectiveness of transportation services.
A draft CPT-HSTP is available here. A hard copy is available at the TEDD office. Public comment period will be open till August 17, 2018.
Please submit comments to Silas Rappe, Regional Mobility Coordinator: email@example.com; (509) 684-4571; or 986 S. Main Street, Suite A, Colville, WA 99114, Monday through Friday, 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. Or you can submit electronically here.