Locally Coordinated Public Transit-Human Service Transportation Plan
The Safe, Accountable, Flexible, Efficient Transportation Equity Act – A Legacy for Users (SAFETEA-LU) called for the development of a Locally Coordinated Public Transit-Human Service Transportation Plan (LOCHSTP). The focus of the planning process was to identify comprehensive unified strategies for public transportation service delivery which address customer needs by developing cost effective strategies to serve unmet needs, improving the quality and accessibility of services, and eliminating duplicative services through coordination. The Federal Transit Administration (FTA) programs that are coordinated and funded through this planning process are Section 5310 Elderly Individuals and Individuals with Disabilities Program; Section 5316 Job Access and Reverse Commute Program (JARC); and Section 5317 New Freedom Initiative (NFI).
The Moving Ahead for Progress in the 21st Century Act (MAP-21) streamlines and consolidates both Section 5310 Elderly Individuals and Individuals with Disabilities Program and Section 5317 New Freedom Initiative (NFI) into a new program called the Enhanced Mobility of Seniors and Individuals with Disabilities. This program is intended to enhance mobility for seniors and persons with disabilities by providing funds for programs to serve the special needs of transit-dependent populations and continues the requirement for LOCHSTP.