General Description • Past Effort • Current Effort • Next Steps
General Description Supply Demand • Suppliers • Clients • Type • Geography • Time • Cost • Type • Geography • Time • Finances / WTP Bridge Gap Inventory Need
General Description Planning for Questions with Bridging the Gap Financing? Technology? Roles / Responsibilities? Logistics? Accounting? Other? Efficiency & Equity
General Description • Supply/Demand (inventory/need) - Need Gap description • Strategy for bridging gap - Issue identification / description - Recommendations - Supporting documents (i.e SOPs, contracts, RFPs, org. structures, implementation documents…)
Past Efforts “Cattaraugus County Rural Public Transportation Coordinated Service Plan” December, 1995
Past Efforts Rural Public Transportation Coordination Assistance Program (RPTCAP) “RPTCAP … is intended to foster the integration of existing public and human service transportation funds, services and resources into a unified service under the management and control of a single operator of passenger transportation in selected counties”
Past Efforts RPTCAP Goals & Objectives Improve rural county mobility for disadvantaged and public Provide new / expanded service through marketing Provide ‘single focus’ for planning & operation at county level Provide continuing process for local decision making RPTCAP Funds could not be used by transit services that did not provide service to general public
Past Efforts - RPTCS Plan in Brief Supply Demand • Section III – Current demand, demand forecast,unmet need • Section II (B&C) – Description • Section IV – Analysis • Methods – census, interviews, models • Methods – survey, interview, mapping Supply ≈ Demand Looked at financials!!!
Past Efforts Questions with Bridging the Gap Financing? Technology? Roles / Responsibilities? Logistics? Accounting? Other?
Past Efforts Bridging the Gap with the RPTCP RPTCSP Components Established participating agencies Limited use Cost-allocation procedures Created sample RFPS, org. structures, technical specks Common unit of purchase Limited public access Option 2 – Include Public
Current Effort Locally Developed Public Transit Human Service Coordinated Transportation Plan (LDPTHSCTP) – Note Longer Acronym “Executive Order 13330 … directs Federal agencies funding human services transportation services to undertake efforts to reduce transportation service duplication, increase efficient transportation service delivery, and expand transportation access for seniors, persons with disabilities, children, low-income persons and others who cannot afford or readily use automobile transportation.” United We Ride, Federal Interagency Coordinating Council on Access And Mobility Vehicle Resource Sharing- Final Policy Statement – Attachment 1
Current Effort Plan required under SAFETEA-LU for Federal Transit Funding Programs • Job Access Reverse Commute (JARC) - 5316 • New Freedom - 5317 • Elderly Individuals and With Disabilities - 5310 In addition, 5307 and 5311 must be plan participants
Current Effort Required Elements: Services Assessment – suppliers (providers / operators) Needs Assessment – elderly, disabled, low income Strategies, actions, projects – increase efficiency, cover gap 4. Implementation priorities / feasibilities - specifics
Current Effort State Template: • Introduction • Partnering Agencies • Demographic Analysis • Services & Resources Inventory • Needs Gap Analysis • Proposed New Mobility Program Structure • Implementation Program
Current Effort Supply Demand • Element #2 • Element #1 • Template III • Template II & IV Gap Determination • Element #3 • Template V
Current Effort Questions with Bridging the Gap Strategy Development Financing? Technology? Roles / Responsibilities? Logistics? Other? Accounting? • Elements #3 & #4 • Template V, VI, VII
18 Current Effort • Initial stakeholder meeting on • April 24th with 13 in attendance • Follow-up meeting on • May 22nd with 38 in attendance!
Current Effort Next Steps – Getting Organized Four Action Items • Selection of a Lead Agency • Cattaraugus County Administration • with Economic Development, Planning • and Tourism Support
Current Effort Next Steps – Getting Organized • 2. Selection of a Coordination Steering Committee The Coordination Steering Committee will meet to discuss plan development, develop policy, and prepare timelines for implementation. All other members of this task force need not attend meetings, but would receive minutes, asked for input as required, and be kept apprised of plan development.
21 Current Effort Next Steps – Getting Organized Steering Committee – possible candidates •Cattaraugus County: _Aging _Social Services _Community Services _Youth Bureau •The ReHabilitation Center •Cattaraugus and Wyoming Counties Project Head Start •Cattaraugus Community Action •CAEW BOCES •Southern Tier West Regional Planning and Dev. Board •Willing school districts
Current Effort Next Steps – Getting Organized • Begin compilation of survey results • and demographic data collection 4. Steering Committee meeting – date?