Federal Transit Administration (FTA) regulations require a Coordinated Public Transit Human Services Transportation Plan to be developed locally before local agencies and not-for-profit groups are eligible for funding under the FTA Section 5310 'Enhanced Mobility for Seniors and Individuals with Disabilities' program. This program funds projects aimed at more effectively serving the transportation needs of seniors and people living with disabilities.
TCAG performs an update to the Tulare County Coordinated Plan on a five (5) year cycle. Throughout Summer 2019, it convened a Coordinated Plan Advisory Committee (CPAC) comprised of human service transportation stakeholders to review the recommendations of the 2015 Coordinated Plan and produce an updated list of strategies and projects to strengthen human service transportation in the region. As part of the regular plan updates, the latest demographic data relating to transportation disadvantaged segments of the population was also incorporated.
A draft plan was completed and presented to the TCAG Board at its December 2019 regular meeting and was adopted as the 2019 Tulare County Coordinated Plan in January 2020 following a month-long public comment period. The full text of the plan can be accessed by clicking the link below.