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.
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
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."
Tuesday, April 21, 2015
1:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m.
Minnesota Department of Transportation Rm 461
395 John Ireland Blvd, St. Paul
MCOTA Regional Coordinating Council Concept: Webinar and Regional Workshops
Join us for a free webinar that will explain the needs and concepts for regional transportation coordination.
- April 16, 2015
Please attend one of the following facilitated workshops to share your perspective on features to include a potential coordination council in your region.
- Duluth: April 23, 1:00-4:15
Radisson Harborview (Viking Room)
505 W. Superior Street
- St. Cloud: April 30, 9:00 a.m.-12:15
St. Cloud State University
Atwood Memorial Center (Ballroom)
720 4th Ave. S
- Mankato: May 13, 1:00-4:15
Country Inn and Suites
1900 Premier Drive
- St. Paul: May 14, 12:30-3:45 p.m.
Department of Human Services
444 Lafayette Road N.
MCOTA's latest Annual Report (PDF, January, 2015)
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.