Coordinated Public Transit - Human Services Transportation Plan

The Coordinated Plan

Beginning in 2007, all Metropolitan Planning Organizations (MPOs) and Councils of Governments (COGs) in Arizona are required to adopt and update a Coordinated Public Transit - Human Services Transportation Plan (Coordinated Plan), which:

  • Inventories existing transportation services for elderly individuals, individuals with disabilities, and low-income individuals
  • Identifies unmet transportation needs
  • Prioritizes strategies for improving coordination to meet those needs

Preparation

In the Flagstaff area, the coordinated plan is jointly prepared by the Flagstaff Metropolitan Planning Organization (FMPO) and the Northern Arizona Intergovernmental Public Transportation Authority (NAIPTA). For the remainder of northern Arizona, the Northern Arizona Council of Governments (NACOG) is responsible for the coordinated plan.

Approval of Most Recent Plan

The most-recent Coordinated Plan (PDF) for the region was approved by the FMPO Executive Board on April 3, 2019, and by the NAIPTA Board of Directors on April 17, 2019.

Description of the Section 5310 Grant Program

Section 5310 is a federal grant program intended to enhance transportation services for the elderly and persons with disabilities. Grant monies support mobility management activities, and are commonly used to help purchase wheelchair-equipped vans and small buses. Copies of handbooks and applications for the Section 5310 grant program can be downloaded from the Arizona Department of Transportation (ADOT) website.

Further Information

For further information on the Regional Transportation Coordination Plan and the planning process, please contact Martin Ince.