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SPECIALIZED TRANSPORTATION SERVICE: Solutions For The Calgary Region. Calgary Regional Partnership Executive Committee. DECEMBER 16, 2005. Presentation Outline. Project Objectives & Work Plan Existing Transportation Resources & Service Gaps Improvement Strategies – Demonstration Project

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December 16 2005

SPECIALIZED TRANSPORTATION SERVICE: Solutions For The Calgary Region

Calgary Regional Partnership

Executive Committee

DECEMBER 16, 2005


Presentation outline

Presentation Outline

  • Project Objectives & Work Plan

  • Existing Transportation Resources & Service Gaps

  • Improvement Strategies – Demonstration Project

  • Critical Success Factors

  • A Way Forward – Role of CRP


Project objectives work plan

Project Objectives & Work Plan

  • What is the demand/need for specialized transportation? – market framework

  • Profile of existing transportation services

  • Stakeholder & customer consultation:

    • Public Open Houses & Focus Group meetings

    • Forum Group – key community stakeholders


Project objectives work plan cont

Project Objectives & Work Plan (cont.)

  • Best Practices:

    • Identify who else is doing what? What might be applicable to the Calgary Region?

  • Develop list of possible solutions tailored to Calgary Region

    • Administration / coordination / service delivery


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Project Objectives & Work Plan (cont.)

  • Conduct financial analysis:

    • Operating & capital costs

    • Fares / tax burdens / funding opportunities

  • Recommend Sustainable Models:IMPLEMENTATION - ACTION PLAN


Profile available transportation resources

Profile Available Transportation Resources

  • Multitude of providers: local & inter-municipal / private & public – hierarchy:

    • Family, friends, volunteers,

    • Taxis (unsubsidized), taxi voucher/scrip/reimbursement programs

    • Handi-bus, fixed-route & dial a ride transit

    • Dedicated populations / trip purposes: school transport, ambulance & non-emerg. transport providers, tour bus / tourist shuttle services

    • Intercity (Red Arrow or Greyhound), commuter services

  • Organized and informal volunteer driver services: (integral part of existing transportation framework)

    • Variety of arrangements regarding reimbursement (mileage) & trip requests / arrangements

    • Issues attracting & retaining volunteers


Key messages service gaps

Key Messages(service gaps)

Existing transportation services are not adequate to meet current regional and local travel needs – (of elderly & disability communities)

  • Barrier to accessing health care, employment, etc.

  • Limited to too few days/week & hours/day

  • Limited frequency of service

  • Fares are cost-prohibitive / affordability issue

  • Excessive travel times

  • Lack of w/c accessible services

  • Lack of information about available transportation options

  • Some taxi drivers not trained/familiar with needs

    of people with mobility limitations


Improvement strategies

Improvement Strategies

  • Need to build on successes of existing transportation infrastructure...

    - Maintain local autonomy/existing service delivery

  • Evaluation process to gauge the effectiveness

  • Serve as a model may be replicated elsewhere in province


Improvement strategies demonstration key elements

Improvement StrategiesDemonstration : Key Elements

Addresses:

  • The implementation of a two-tiered, multi-sectorial administrative framework;

  • On-going consultation including engaging other community partners;

  • Operational solutions / demonstration of transportation solutions for regional specialized transportation initiatives; and

  • Marketing and communications strategy.


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Improvement Strategies

Governance / Administration– two-tiered:

  • Calgary Region Specialized Transportation Steering Committee (CR-STSC)

    • Multi-sectorial (build on membership of Forum Group)

  • Lead Agency – mobility management responsibilities:

    • Info. dissemination & referral

    • Centralized scheduling

    • Support services

    • Brokerage services


  • Operations service delivery

    Operations / Service Delivery

    Shuttle Service

    • Service one-day per week from each of MD Big Horn, MD Rocky View, MD Foothills & Wheatland County

      • Local services focus on feeder services / free-up capacity

        Taxi Scrip / Voucher Program

    • Provides for subsidized transportation on a client specific basis.

    • Participating agencies to determine level of subsidy (appropriate for their specific organization and client populations)


    Risks critical success factors

    Risks:Critical Success Factors

    • Funding for demonstration project

      • There exists multiple potential funding sources

    • Need for effective project management & build on (established) momentum

    • Appropriate role for CRP (as project facilitator)

    • Sustainability

      • On-going monitoring & evaluation / need for demonstrable experience


    Cost sharing sustainability

    Cost Sharing & Sustainability

    • Collaborative arrangements / cost-sharing agreements (MOU) with Project Partners

    • Efficiencies = reduced costs to participating organizations (including Calgary Health Region)

      • less employee time involved in transportation issues,

      • fewer missed patient/client opportunities, and

      • simplified record keeping

    • Explore opportunities to generate revenues for the services, to reflect value


    A way forward role of crp

    A Way Forward…Role of CRP

    Sole entity with Regional (geographically) mandate & credibility with project partners / key stakeholders

    • Proponent / facilitator of demonstration project

    • NOT incur additional administrative or financial burden

    • Demonstration project budget – address admin. costs, program monitoring & evaluation, seek additional funds, etc.

    • On-going facilitation of public-private partnerships

      • “hand-off” responsibilities within 18-month time-frame


    Need for crp to agree in principle to advance

    Need for CRP to agree in principle to advance…

    Improved transportation services for the region’s

    elderly & disability communities

    Questions? Thank

    You


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