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Coordinated Public Transit-Human Services Transportation Plan

2017 Annual Review: Coordinated Public Transit-Human Services Transportation Plan

On Friday, April 21st 2017, the TPO hosted the first annual Human Services Transportation Symposium. The purpose of the symposium was to improve coordination between public transportation, human services transportation, and for-profit transportation providers to better meet the transportation needs of senior, disabled, and low-income individuals. In particular the symposium focused on improving coordination across jurisdictional boundaries, specifically between Tennessee and Georgia, Cleveland and Chattanooga, and urban and rural areas. The 2017 Annual Review of the Coordinated Public Transit-Human Services Transportation Plan (Coordinated Plan) was conducted as part of the symposium. Minutes and a list of individuals invited to the symposium are available in the appendix of the Coordinated Plan. Additional materials from the meeting are available at the links below:

Federal law mandates that the Coordinated Plan be updated every four years in air quality nonattainment and maintenance areas and five years in air quality attainment areas. A major update was conducted in 2014 as a result of changes to federal transit law as amended by Moving Ahead for Progress in the 21st Century (MAP-21). MAP-21 required that projects selected for funding under the new Section 5310 program (Enhanced Mobility for Seniors and Individuals with Disabilities) be included in a locally developed, coordinated public transit-human services transportation plan.

The Coordinated Plan includes the following:

  1. Assessment of available services that identifies current transportation providers (public, private, and non-profit);
  2. Assessment of transportation needs for individuals with disabilities and seniors;
  3. Strategies, activities, and/or projects to address the identified gaps between current services and needs; and
  4. Priorities for implementation.

The Chattanooga Area Regional Transportation Authority (CARTA) is the designated recipient for Section 5310 funding in the Chattanooga-Hamilton County/North Georgia TPO area. CARTA’s Program Management Plan for 49 USC § 5310 – Enhanced Mobility of Seniors and Individuals with Disabilities indicates that at least one stakeholder meeting will be held each year to review the Coordinated Plan and update it, if necessary.

For questions about the Coordinated Plan, contact Cortney Geary at 423.643.5914 or


Related Links:

2016 Annual Review: Coordinated Public Transit-Human Services Transportation Plan

2015 Annual Review: Coordinated Public Transit-Human Services Transportation Plan

2014 Update: Coordinated Public Transit-Human Services Transportation Plan/a>

2012 Update: Public Transit-Human Services Coordinated Plan

Federal Transit Administration FAST Act Resources

CARTA's Program Management Plan for Section 5310






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