Coordinated Transportation Plan
2010 Update to the Baltimore Area Coordinated Public Transit-Human Services Transportation Plan
On Tuesday, September 28, 2010 the Baltimore Regional Transportation Board approved an Update to the 2007 Baltimore Area Coordinated Public Transit-Human Services Transportation Plan.
The purpose of the Coordinated Public Transit-Human Services Transportation Plan is to:
- identify the transportation needs of individuals with disabilities, older adults, and people with low incomes;
- provide strategies for meeting those local needs; and
- prioritize transportation services for funding and implementation.
This update was developed by performing a “gaps in service” assessment through a public survey, meetings with a regional coordinated planning committee, and a review of local transit development plans.
In addition, a public review and comment period was held from Thursday, August 12 through Tuesday, September 14, 2010. A public meeting to accept comments and answer questions was held on Tuesday, August 31 from 4 to 5:30 p.m. at the Baltimore Metropolitan Council.
The BRTB would like to thank all of the members of the public who submitted comments.
The Maryland Transit Administration, with cooperation from the Baltimore Regional Transportation Board and other interested stakeholders, has created a Baltimore Area Coordinated Public Transit-Human Services Transportation Plan.
This plan meets SAFETEA-LU's federal planning requirement for the Federal Transit Administration's Section 5310 (Elderly Individuals and Individuals with Disabilities), Section 5316 (Job Access and Reverse Commute -- JARC) and Section 5317 (New Freedom) Programs of developing a locally coordinated public transit - human services transportation plan. This plan will be used by the BRTB to review applications for the Job Access Reverse Commute and New Freedom grants. Projects must come from this coordinated plan to be considered eligible for federal funding under these two programs.
In developing this plan a regional forum was held on March 26, 2007, to gather input from interested parties. A Regional Coordinated Planning Committee was created to shape the final plan and was supported by participants from the forum.
After several meetings and a public review period (Thursday, August 2, 2007 through Friday, August 31, 2007. ), the plan was sent to and endorsed by the BRTB on September 25, 2007.
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