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File #: 22-0905   
Type: Departmental Status: Agenda Ready
In control: Board of County Commissioners
On agenda: 6/21/2022 Final action:
Title: COMMUNITY TRANSPORTATION COORDINATOR/TRANSPORTATION DISADVANTAGED PROGRAM UPDATE
Attachments: 1. SRA presentation to BOCC.pdf
PLACEMENT: Departmental
TITLE:
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COMMUNITY TRANSPORTATION COORDINATOR/TRANSPORTATION DISADVANTAGED PROGRAM UPDATE
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EXECUTIVE SUMMARY:
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The Transportation Disadvantaged (TD) program is administered through our Metropolitan Planning Organization (MPO) and provides transportation services to some of our most vulnerable citizens. Senior Resource Associates has been our contracted Community Transportation Coordinator (CTC) since 2018, and will present an overview of the current program, as well as a request to increase grant match funding to allow them to pursue Innovative Service Development (ISD) grants that will become available later this year, or to overmatch the State grant funds with local funds.
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DEPARTMENT: Public Works
PREPARED BY: Name: James Gorton
Title: Public Works Director
REQUESTED BY: None

PRESET:
PROCEDURES: None

BACKGROUND/RELATED STRATEGIC GOAL:

TD clients must be preapproved through a screening process and meet certain eligibility requirements including: elderly (over 65) with no other means of transportation; disabled with no other means of transportation; or at or below 100% of the poverty level with no other means of transportation. Currently there are approximately 400 registered TD clients in the County. TD trips are available Monday through Friday from 6 AM to 7 PM and on Saturday from 8 AM to 5 PM.

State funding is made available through the Commission for Transportation Disadvantaged (CTD) and requires a minimum local match of 10%. The funding amount is based on formula that encompasses a number of factors including: the county's TD population; miles of public roads in the County; the number of TD trips reimbursed in the previous calendar year; and the base funding variable, which is a percentage of the TD grant funding from the previous calendar year.

The number of TD trips is a function of need coupled with available funding. In the past 5 years the number of TD trips peaked ...

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