SRTC is looking for input on a plan that addresses the transportation needs of some of the area’s most vulnerable citizens. The Spokane County Coordinated Public Transit – Human Services Transportation Plan (CPT-HSTP) has recently been updated in collaboration with Spokane Transit and feedback is needed on the transportation needs, gaps in service, strategies, and projects identified in the plan.

The purpose of the CPT-HSTP is to improve transportation services for people with disabilities, youth, seniors, and individuals with lower incomes in Spokane County. It provides guidance for coordinating transportation funding from federal and state programs. Coordination helps to increase access to transportation, minimize duplication of services, and encourage cost-effective transportation programs.

The CPT-HSTP includes an overview of population demographics in Spokane County, an inventory of transportation services, common origins and destinations of trips for people with special transportation needs, an assessment of transportation issues and “gaps” in the system, and strategies and projects for addressing those gaps.

SRTC would like to hear from members of the public as to whether the CPT-HSTP is on the right track. A public comment period starts today, Tuesday, October 16 and runs through 4 p.m. on Friday, October 26, 2018.

The draft CPT-HSTP can be reviewed at the link above or call (509) 343-6370 for a hardcopy. Comments can be emailed to contact.srtc@srtc.org, mailed to SRTC at 421 W. Riverside Ave., Suite 500, Spokane, WA 99201, or called in to SRTC at the number above.

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