Specialized Transportation Program (Section 5310)In March 2008, NOACA adopted a locally developed, Coordinated Public Transit-Human Services Transportation Plan for northeast Ohio that includes:

  • An assessment of available transportation services;
  • An assessment of the transportation needs of seniors, the disabled, people with low-income and reverse commuters;
  • Strategies and activities to address the needs of the target populations; and
  • Strategies and activities for implementation, based on resources, feasibility and time.

Federal law requires that projects submitted under the following programs be consistent with the goals of the coordinated plan:

The goals for the region have been updated and adapted since the original Coordinated Plan in 2008. The newly created goals are reflective of the engagement of transportation providers, clients, and the public. Input from public meetings, NOACA’s Transit Council, a stakeholder survey, and a stakeholder workshop were compiled to create and prioritize objectives as well as create strategies to meet these objectives.

Coordinated Plan Update Draft Objectives:

First Tier

  • Reduce transit/specialized transportation cost for riders and providers
  • Improve frequency of service
  • Improve weekend service
  • Improve operational efficiencies at all levels
  • Improve access to underserved areas with transit-dependent populations
  • Improve evening service
  • Advance awareness of growing unmet transportation funding needs
Second Tier

  • Improve access to information and travel training for riders and health and human service agencies
  • Improve last-minute transportation options
  • Mitigate environmental barriers
  • Improve inter-county transportation options
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