All posts tagged transportation disadvantaged

The Sunshine Line continues to shine

The MPO’s Transportation Disadvantaged Coordinating Board (TDCB) is tasked with oversight of the Community Transportation Coordinator (CTC) to ensure that the most cost-effective, efficient, and appropriate transportation services are provided to those who, because of disability, age, or income, are unable to provide or purchase their own transportation. Hillsborough’s CTC manages the Sunshine Line, offering…

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MPO and TDCB receive 2016 Outstanding Awards

At the 2nd Annual Joint Training Conference for the Florida Public Transportation Association (FPTA) and the Commission for the Transportation Disadvantaged (CTD), the Hillsborough Metropolitan Planning Organization (MPO) was doubly honored at the CTD Awards Banquet on December 14. We are proud to announce the MPO received:

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Social service providers voice their clients’ challenges

As part of the 2016 Transportation Disadvantaged Service Plan development, an online survey was recently sent out to social service providers in Hillsborough County to assess the needs of their clients. Referred to as the transportation disadvantaged, their clients include the elderly, those with disabilities, and low-income individuals who may lack access to transportation. The…

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Take the Human Services Transportation Needs survey!

This survey aims to identify the specific gaps in transportation service for the transportation disadvantaged populations within Hillsborough County. According to the Florida Statutes (F.S.), Chapter 427: “Transportation disadvantaged” means those persons who because of physical or mental disability, income status, or age are unable to transport themselves or to purchase transportation and are, therefore,…

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Counties join forces to better serve the disabled, elderly, and low income

The Transportation Disadvantaged Coordinating Boards (TDCBs) of Hillsborough, Pasco and Pinellas met in October in a continuing quest for better regional service. The boards seek to improve the quality of life and provide social activity trips for those unable to provide their own transportation due to a disability, age, or income. In their second meeting,…

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Tri-County TD planning group forms

A planning subcommittee has been formed by the Pinellas, Pasco and Hillsborough Coordinating Boards for the Transportation Disadvantaged. On June 12th, members of the three groups convened and confirmed their shared goal of addressing issues raised by the Tri-County Area Regional Needs Assessment. These include: The group also discussed the importance of providing rides, negative…

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Cross-County connections wanted!

The Hillsborough, Pasco, and Pinellas County MPOs have been working together to address the longer-distance mobility needs of the transportation disadvantaged in our large metropolitan area. Three workshops were held in each county, where a survey was distributed. The survey was also made available on multiple websites and via email distribution. On January 16, the…

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Hillsborough to have 600,000 transportation disadvantaged by 2040

The MPO has almost completed the 2014 Transportation Disadvantaged Service Plan (TDSP) for Hillsborough County. The Plan is updated each year to ensure that programs and services keep pace with the needs of the elderly, disabled and low income populations who cannot transport themselves. A combination of the County’s Sunshine Line and private contractors provide…

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Counties collaborate for better access to human services

Three public workshops were held in Pasco, Hillsborough and Pinellas counties in November on the Tri-County Access Plan (TCAP).  Workshops included a presentation, structured exercises to collect feedback, and an open comment section for the public to weigh-in on public transportation. The Hillsborough Transportation Disadvantaged Coordinating Board is scheduled to learn the results of these…

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