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Coordinated Plan

Coordinated Public Transit - Human Services Transportation Plan for Los Angeles County

Metro is in the process of updating its 2016-2019 Coordinated Public Transit - Human Services Transportation Plan (plan) for LA County. The plan addresses the regional transportation needs of seniors, persons with disabilities, low-income individuals and veterans. The plan will also address federal requirements per the Federal Transit Administration's (FTA) Section 5310 funding process for urbanized and rural areas. The plan update will:

  • Assess transportation services provided for target population groups.
  • Consider and evaluate current and future transportation needs.
  • Develop goals and strategies to address gaps in existing transportation services.
  • Prioritize projects and programs that will improve mobility for target population groups.

Amended by Congress in 2012 as part of the Moving Ahead for Progress in the 21st Century Act (MAP-21) and reauthorized the Fixing America's Surface Transportation (FAST) Act, the goal of the FTA Section 5310 Program is to improve mobility for seniors and persons with disabilities by removing barriers to transportation services and expanding the availability of transportation options. FTA Section 5310 Program funds are available for capital and operating assistance for public transportation projects that i) are planned, designed and carried out to meet the special needs of seniors and individuals with disabilities when public transportation is insufficient, inappropriate or unavailable; ii) exceed the requirements of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) of 1990; iii) improve access to fixed-route service and decrease reliance on complementary paratransit and/or iv) provide alternatives to public transportation projects that assist seniors and persons with disabilities.

As the Designated Recipient of FTA Section 5310 Program funds in the urbanized areas of LA County, Metro will recommend projects for funding through a review process based on priorities and strategies identified in the Coordinated Plan Update. The California Department of Transportation (Caltrans) recommends projects for FTA Section 5310 funding in the rural areas of LA County.

As part of the plan, Metro is collecting input from stakeholders, agencies and transportation service organizations through a series of focus groups and service provider surveys. The information gathered in the target group meetings and survey responses will be analyzed and documented in a Draft Coordinated Plan Update. The draft plan will be circulated for public review and comment targeted for Spring 2021*. Once all public comment has been received and analyzed, a final plan is targeted for release by Summer 2021*.

*Note: Dates are subject to change.

Agency/Service Provider Survey
Focus Group Meetings
Schedule of Activities