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Multimodal Resource Transportation - Public Transportation

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Locally Developed Coordinated
Public Transit-Human Services
Transportation Plans

Federal transit law, as amended by SAFETEA-LU (Safe, Accountable, Flexible, Efficient Transportation Equity Act:  A Legacy for Users) requires that project selected for funding under the Elderly Individuals and Individuals with Disabilities (Section 5310) Job Access and Reverse Commute (Section 5316), and New Freedom (Section 5317) programs be “derived from a locally developed, coordinated public transit-human services transportation plan” and that the plan be “developed through a process that includes representatives of public, private, and non-profit transportation and human services providers and participation by members of the public.”

A locally developed, coordinated, public transit-human services transportation plan (“coordinated plan”) identifies the transportation needs of individuals with disabilities, older adults, and people with low incomes, provides strategies for meeting those local needs, and prioritizes.

Transit Coordination Plans (plans are in PDF format)

Public Transit Intelligent Transportation Systems (ITS) Project

August 2008, TDOT announced that the Rural Public Transit Agencies in the state would be working to incorporate the use of an Automated Dispatching and Scheduling system, Routematch TS, to assist in meeting the federal goals of Coordinated Public Transit services.

Tennessee Public Transit ITS project will incorporate the use of Routematch TS scheduling and dispatching software, Mentor Ranger Mobile Data Computers in each van to providing a GPS and automated route planning for the driver. This tool will help in providing each of the agencies the opportunity to increase ridership while decreasing the number of vans on the road.

For additional Information
    ITS Architecture Guidelines Adobe PDF file
  
    Federal ITS Guidance publication  Adobe PDF file

F.A.Q.’s
    For questions or concerns about this project contact us at ITS.PublicTrans@tn.gov .  We will post a response here within 72 hours.