planning activities

Public Transit & Specialized Transportation

Transit planning concentrated on providing service to cost-effectively meet the needs of communities.  Valley Transit and the Oshkosh Transit System both continue to be in compliance with the American with Disabilities Act (ADA).  Each of the systems surpasses the ADA requirements by providing complementary paratransit services for more hours and at higher service level than required for those individuals who are unable to use the fixed route systems.  Specialized transportation services are also available at the county level throughout the region.

Oshkosh Transit System – Transit Development Plan (TDP)

East Central completed a Transit Development Plan (TDP) for the Oshkosh Transit System, which was adopted by both the Oshkosh Transit Advisory Board on June 15, 2011 and the Oshkosh Common Council on July 13, 2011. The plan provides a comprehensive examination of the Oshkosh Transit System and identifies recommendations for improving the system over the next five years. If you would like more information, please contact us.

Oshkosh Transit - Transit Development Plan 2011
Title: Oshkosh Transit - Transit Development Plan 2011 (354 clicks)
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Filename: OshkoshTDP2011.pdf
Size: 17 MB

Valley Transit – Transit Development Plan (TDP)

In 2007, East Central was selected to take the lead role in the development of a Transit Development Plan (TDP) for the Valley Transit System. This planning process included a comprehensive examination of Valley Transit and identifies recommendations for improving the system over the next five years.

Listed below in pdf format is the Valley Transit – Transit Development Plan (TDP) and the Valley Transit – Transit Development Plan (TDP) Executive Summary Report. If you would like more information, please contact us.

Valley Transit - Transit Development Plan - Executive Summary 2009
Title: Valley Transit - Transit Development Plan - Executive Summary 2009 (309 clicks)
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Filename: VTTDP_exec_sum.pdf
Size: 3 MB
Valley Transit - Transit Development Plan 2009
Title: Valley Transit - Transit Development Plan 2009 (302 clicks)
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Filename: ValleyTransitTDP2009.pdf
Size: 6 MB

County Public Transportation/Human Service Transportation Coordination Plans

In August of 2005, Congress passed the Safe, Accountable, Flexible, Efficient, Transportation, Equity Act: A Legacy for Users (SAFETEA-LU), reauthorizing the surface transportation act. As part of this reauthorization, grantees under the New Freedom Initiative, Job Access and Reverse Commute (JARC) and Elderly and Disabled Transportation Program (5310) must meet certain requirements in order to receive funding for fiscal 2007 (beginning 10/1/06) and beyond.

One of the SAFETEA-LU requirements is that projects from the programs listed above must be part of a “locally developed coordinated public transit-human services transportation plan.” These plans were required to be developed through a process that included representatives of public, private, and non-profit transportation services, human services providers and the general public. For 5310 and JARC grantees to continue to receive funding in 2007, the Wisconsin Department of Transportation developed a one-day county meeting process to comply with SAFETEA-LU requirements. Regional Planning Commission (RPC) planners were chosen to coordinate and conduct these meetings. RPCs are currently responsible for reviewing/approving federal and state program applications, are aware and knowledgeable of transit programs and funding streams in each county and are an independent and objective entity. In those counties that are not affiliated with a RPC, a Metropolitan Planning Organization (MPO) planner, county planner or WisDOT coordinator arranged and facilitated the county meetings.

In addition to approving a list of projects, the meetings included completing an assessment of human services transportation coordination within each county, the level of coordination between transportation programs, and an action plan with strategies and steps for improving coordination efforts was developed. Listed below are the final action plans for the three counties containing both the Fox Cities and Oshkosh Urbanized Areas:

2008 Plans:

2008 Calumet Specialized Transportation Coordination Action Plan
Title: 2008 Calumet Specialized Transportation Coordination Action Plan (301 clicks)
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Filename: 2008-CA-Specialized-Trans-Coord-Action-Plan.pdf
Size: 250 KB
2008 Outagamie Specialized Transportation Coordination Action Plan
Title: 2008 Outagamie Specialized Transportation Coordination Action Plan (305 clicks)
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Filename: 2008-OU-Specialized-Trans-Coord-Action-Plan.pdf
Size: 659 KB
2008 Winnebago Specialized Transportation Coordination Action Plan
Title: 2008 Winnebago Specialized Transportation Coordination Action Plan (291 clicks)
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Filename: 2008-WI-Specialized-Trans-Coord-Action-Plan.pdf
Size: 898 KB

2006 Plans:

2006 Calumet Specialized Transportation Coordination Action Plan
Title: 2006 Calumet Specialized Transportation Coordination Action Plan (353 clicks)
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Filename: 2006-CA-Specialized-Trans-Coord-Action-Plan.pdf.pdf
Size: 369 KB
2006 Outagamie Specialized Transportation Coordination Action Plan
Title: 2006 Outagamie Specialized Transportation Coordination Action Plan (313 clicks)
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Filename: 2006-OU-Specialized-Trans-Coord-Action-Plan.pdf.pdf
Size: 381 KB
2006 Winnebago Specialized Transportation Coordination Action Plan
Title: 2006 Winnebago Specialized Transportation Coordination Action Plan (300 clicks)
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Filename: 2006-WI-Specialized-Trans-Coord-Action-Plan.pdf
Size: 559 KB