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Reports and Presentations

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Other publications

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.

State Human Service Transportation Coordinating Councils: An Overview and State Profiles (2010)

National Conference of State Legislatures

To better coordinate the transportation activities related to the provision of human services, many states have created state coordinating councils. This report gives a synopsis of how state coordinating councils operate, provides a 50-state quick reference table, and profiles the 26 existing state coordinating councils.

Policy Options to Improve Specialized Transportation (2010)

AARP Public Policy Institute

Specialized transportation is vital to helping people with mobility limitations live as independently as possible. Authorization of the next surface transportation law provides an opportunity to improve specialized transportation services, particularly those funded by the Federal Transit Administration. 

This report recommends that policymakers take steps to strengthen coordinated planning, increase support for mobility management, and improve data collection and reporting on these services.

Itasca County Area Transportation Study (2009)

University of Minnesota Center for Transportation Studies, CTS 09-28

A team of researchers from University of Minnesota's Humphrey Institute of Public Affairs and Center for Transportation Studies conducted a study evaluating the cost and ease of implementing a variety of options for people to travel within and outside Itasca County, Minnesota.

The county presents a challenge to transportation planners, as it is the 3rd largest in the state by land area, but one of the smallest in terms of population. To gain an understanding of the key transportation needs, we held a series of focus groups, listening sessions, and one-on-one interviews, and also conducted background research that included demographic analysis, mapping of the "mis-match" between the location of jobs and where the workers lived, and a national scan of best practices in providing rural transportation.

This work resulted in a number of recommendations ranging from improving bike routes and awareness of public transportation, to improving bus service linking Itasca County to Duluth and launching an online carpool service.

Preparing Coordinated Transportation Plans: A Guidebook for State Departments of Transportation (2009)

Transportation Research Board’s National Cooperative Highway Research Program (NCHRP) Research Results Digest 331

Explores existing coordinated planning processes within state departments of transportation (DOTs) that meet the Federal Transit Administration’s (FTA’s) requirements.  The report also examines aspects of those processes that will be useful to other state DOTs and their planning partners as they develop or revise their own planning processes.

TRB Conference — Best Practices: Coordination of Transit, Regional Transportation Planning and Land Use (2007)

Contains presentations and related background material from the conference, held in Denver, Colorado on August 26-28, 2007.

Transportation Coordination Toolkit (2005)

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. As part of each discussion, best practices relating how issues were resolved and obstacles removed by other agencies are described. In addition, a list of useful resources is included.

Minnesota Public Transit - Human Services Transportation Coordination Study

The Minnesota Public Transit - Human Services Transportation Coordination Study is a study designed to help community transportation stakeholders develop a coordinated transportation network. The study was sponsored by the Minnesota Department of Transportation (Mn/DOT) in cooperation with the Metropolitan Council.

TRB’s Transit Cooperative Research Program (TCRP) Report 101: Toolkit for Rural Community Coordinated Transportation Services (2004)

Examines strategies and practices used to coordinate rural transportation services, and identifies model processes used for local coordination efforts in rural communities.  A stand-alone executive summary of the report provides information, instructions, and lessons learned from rural communities that have implemented coordinated transportation services.

Illinois Interagency Coordinating Committee on Transportation's Coordination Primer: A Guide to Help Your Community Navigate Transportation Coordination (2006) (PDF)

This primer is designed as a guide for the process of coordinating transportation services and obtaining funding in Illinois.

Federal Transit Administration (FTA) Planning Guidelines for Coordinated State & Local Specialized Transportation Services (2000)

Includes information about federal policy, coordination basics, federal resources, and how to coordinate the planning process.

Second Conference on Community-Based Transportation: Designing a System for Minnesota (PDF)

Proceedings of the conference held October 1, 2003.

Conference on Community-Based Transportation: Improving Access for the Transportation-Disadvantaged (PDF)

Proceedings of the conference held October 2, 2001.

Presentations

State of Washington’s Statutory Requirements Regarding Coordination (PDF)

September 25, 2007

Coordination 101: How to Make Coordination Work for You (PDF)

Community Forum on Coordinated Transportation, Dayton, Ohio, September 27, 2006

Public Transit Coordination with Prepaid Medical Assistance Program (PMAP) (PDF)

December 12, 2005

The Coordination Dilemma Interagency Committee on Transit Coordination (PDF)

Minnesota Board on Aging, September 22, 2005