Dane County Coordinated Public Transit Services Transportation Plan
A public meeting took place on July 19 attended by representatives from service providers, county human services, and beneficiaries of rides and their allies, to participate in a give and take discussion to help develop a draft of the 2019-2023 Coordinated Public Transit Services Transportation Plan.
Transportation needs that came out in the discussion show a great need for increased frequency and flexibility. Here are some highlights:
- Greater outreach in Dane County for rides where there are no buses.
- Need flexible short term medical transportation.
- Need reliable transportation for job training and employment.
- Would like better coordination by "Care Pool", so when transportation providers change, clients don't suffer and care givers can try to find different short term solutions until problem is resolved.
- Use more technology to coordinate rides so an app could let anyone know where a ride is, if available, etc.
- Improve regional schedule coordination to outlying counties and mobility management.
- Social Service agencies who receive taxpayer funding should do a better job of sharing their vehicles.
- Increase frequency of rides in some corridors, add some midday routes.
- Include health professional and educators in this feedback, they were missing from the group discussion.
These are not all the comments from the meeting but highlight areas for implementing the plan going forward.
Another survey will be sent out shortly and shared through this newsletter. Please take the time to provide your input. It is the only way meaningful change will occur.