How-to information for transit coordination in Minnesota

How Do I Coordinate?
Check here for examples to help you get started with transit coordination
Minnesota Council on Transportation Access (MCOTA)
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MCOTA Mobility Management Webinar Series
A series of live and recorded webinars about mobility management
Regional Plans
Learn what local and regional agencies are doing with transit coordination
Provider Directories
Find local transit providers in Minnesota
Government Regulations
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Reports and Presentations
Read the latest findings about transit coordination
Other Helpful Resources
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What is Transit Coordination?

Transportation coordination is a cooperative arrangement between transportation providers and organizations needing transportation services. Coordination is a key factor in providing a comprehensive transportation network.

Why Coordinate?

Coordination between transportation providers and service agencies can help fill transportation gaps. That’s because coordinated transportation can help agencies provide more rides using the same or fewer resources, make transportation easier to use, and give customers more options of where and when to travel. What’s more, coordination can help providers and agencies use their vehicles and other resources more efficiently. More about why to coordinate


Vehicle Sharing Among Human Service Providers in Minnesota: Steps to Address Barriers

The Minnesota Council on Transportation Access (MCOTA) conducted a study on how vehicle sharing works and how it could be improved among human service providers in Minnesota.

NEMT Coordinators in Minnesota

The Minnesota Council on Transportation Access (MCOTA) conducted a study on how Minnesota counties use coordinators to deliver non-emergency medical transportation. 

Calculating Benefits of Transit Coordination: Minnesota Case Studies

The Minnesota Council on Transportation Access (MCOTA) conducted a study on the economic costs and benefits of transit coordination strategies in Minnesota. 

Minnesota Council on Transportation Access (MCOTA)

The Minnesota Council on Transportation Access (MCOTA) was established by the Minnesota Legislature in 2010 (MN Statute 2010 174.285) to "study, evaluate, oversee, and make recommendations to improve the coordination, availability, accessibility, efficiency, cost-effectiveness, and safety of transportation services provided to the transit public." The council succeeds the Interagency Committee on Transit Coordination (ICTC).

Sharing the Costs of Human Services Transportation (2011)

Transportation Research Board’s Transit Cooperative Research Program (TCRP) Report 144

Explores issues and potential solutions for identifying and sharing the cost of providing transportation services for access to community-based human services programs. The two-volume set examines current practices and offer strategies for collecting necessary data, addressing administrative and policy-related issues, and establishing cost allocation procedures.

Transportation Coordination Toolkit

The Toolkit, a result of the Minnesota Public Transit - Human Services Transportation Coordination Study, is a compilation of briefs on specific coordination topics that outline the issues and obstacles to coordination.