In 2007, SRTA adopted a coordinated transportation plan focused on improving specialized transit service delivery for the elderly, persons with disabilities, and people of low income. The 2007 plan included strategies to better maximize existing resources. Such plans are used as the basis for determining whether applications to the Federal Transit Administration's (FTA) Section 5310 grant program are consistent with the plan's strategies.
In 2016, SRTA updated the coordinated transportation plan, in association with The Center for Business and Policy Research (CBPR) at the University of the Pacific. A workshop in July 2016 included the participation of more than 20 service providers and governmental representatives to discuss how service is currently provided, as well as ideas to better improve it. Additionally, CBPR posted on on-line survey for feedback, and interviewed multiple service providers for their insights. Also, the results of the 2016 Unmet Transit Needs Assessment were factored into the plan's development.
On February 28, 2017, the SRTA Board of Directors approved the 2017 Shasta Coordinated Transportation Plan with eight strategies on which to focus in the upcoming five-year period. In addition to maintaining existing service levels, some of the plan strategies include better service coordination among providers, promoting mobility management, and looking for efficiencies/improvements in operation.
Please contact senior transportation planner Kathy Urlie if you have questions.