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Regional Transportation Coordination Council Implementation—Stakeholder Workshops, Round 2: Mankato

July 18, 2016
Mankato, MN

About the Event

The purpose of Regional Transportation Coordination Councils (RTCC) is to facilitate coordination between transportation providers and service agencies in order to break down transportation barriers and offer a seamless system of transportation services throughout the state.

This workshop was one of seven workshops throughout Minnesota that build on an initial set of workshops held in 2015. At the 2015 workshops, participants identified features they would like to include in a potential transportation coordination council for their regions. Based on input from the first set of stakeholder workshops, draft plans for implementing RTCCs have been developed and will be shared for comment and feedback at this workshop.

Workshop Goals

  • Provide feedback and comments on draft RTCC planning and implementation plans
  • Encourage transportation coordination as a priority for local policymakers to provide communities improved access to transportation in a streamlined manner
  • Strengthen connections with others involved in transportation in your area

Who Should Attend

This workshop will be valuable for representatives from:

  • Counties: commissioners, human/social services, transportation, health, housing
  • Transportation providers: public, private, STS, volunteer, medical, mental health, older adult, and school
  • Regional development commissions
  • Metropolitan planning organizations
  • Tribal transit and governance
  • CAP agencies
  • Community Services Development Grantees
  • Organizations working with homelessness
  • Centers for Independent Living
  • Disability services
  • Veterans services
  • Employers, employment programs, and workforce centers
  • Emergency medical and trauma services (EMS)
  • Hospitals and other health care providers
  • Faith-based organizations
  • Area Agencies on Aging
  • Transportation funding providers

Previous Workshops Summary

About the Proposed Minnesota Regional Transportation Coordination Councils

The Minnesota Departments of Transportation and Human Services, in collaboration with other state agencies, are working with the Metropolitan Council and other local governments and organizations to create regional transportation coordination councils as appropriate throughout Minnesota. Coordination between transportation providers and service agencies is a strategy that can help fill transportation gaps by providing more rides using the same or fewer resources, making transportation easier to use and giving customers more options of where and when to travel.

The agencies will provide support for creating a statewide framework of 8-10 Regional Transportation Coordination Councils throughout Minnesota. The Regional Transportation Coordination Councils will be responsible for coordinating transportation services through a network of existing public, private, and nonprofit transportation providers.

Sponsor

This workshop is sponsored by the Minnesota Council on Transportation Access (MCOTA), which was established by the Minnesota Legislature in 2010 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."

More Information

For questions about the workshop, please contact Arlene Mathison at mathi032@umn.edu or 612-624-3646.