Provider Service Area Map

Project Purpose:

In 2014, MCOTA worked with the University of Minnesota to develop a map of service areas for three types of transportation providers. The goal was to assist transportation providers and planners in identifying opportunities for coordination by identifying service areas that overlap or share boundaries.

Three types of service providers were contacted for the first iteration of the map; they all provide rides to older adults and individuals with disabilities.

  1. Faith in Action: FIA is a network of faith congregations, community organizations, and trained volunteers helping neighbors live independently with dignity and self-respect.
  2. Living at Home Network formerly known as Living at Home/Block Nurse Programs: These services provide rides to community activities to older adults and individuals who are medically dependent.
  3. 5310 Providers: These organizations receive federal funds for buses to provide transportation service for older adults and individuals with disabilities

How to use the map for ride coordination:

  • Look for service providers in the same category (i.e., 5310 providers).
  • Look at services in the same or bordering geographic areas.
  • Find additional information about the service provider on the Senior Transportation Database in MinnesotaHelp.info website

Francis Harvey, 8/31/2014 - fharvey@umn.edu

Contacts:

Jackie Peichel, Department of Human Services and Minnesota Board on Aging
jacqueline.s.peichel@state.mn.us
651-431-2583

Noel Shughart, Office of Transit, Minnesota Department of Transportation
Noel.shughart@state.mn.us
651-366-4181