Coordinated Public Transit-Human Services Transportation Plan Update
October 4, 2018
The Coordinated Public Transit Human Services Transportation Plan updates the Coordinated Public Transit-Human Services Transportation Plan (hereafter referred to as the Coordinated Plan) for the City of Kokomo and Howard County that was initially developed in 2008 to fulfill the planning requirements for the United We Ride initiative and the Federal Transit Administration’s (FTA) Safe, Accountable, Flexible, and Efficient Transportation Equity Act – A Legacy for Users (SAFETEA-LU). The SAFTEA-LU was the Federal surface transportation authorization effective through September 30, 2012.
On December 4, 2015, the Fixing America’s Surface Transportation (FAST) Act was signed into law as a reauthorization of surface transportation programs through Fiscal Year 2020. The FAST Act applies new program rules to all FTA funds and authorizes transit programs for five years. According to requirements of the FAST Act, locally developed, coordinated public transit-human services transportation plans must be updated to reflect the changes established by the FAST Act Federal legislation.
Funding to update this locally-developed regional Public Transit-Human Services Transportation plan was provided by the Indiana Department of Transportation, Office of Transit (INDOT) and involved active participation from local agencies that provide transportation for the general public, older adults, and individuals with disabilities.