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NACOG Seeking Input to Coordinated Mobility Plan, Will Host Four Public Meetings During October
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05 October 2016   NACOG

Public Input Wanted for Transit Planning

Northern Arizona Council of Governments will host four public meetings where the public can learn about transit planning activities to meet the growing transportation demands for seniors, individuals with disabilities, and the general public in rural population centers.

The public is invited to share insights on gaps in transportation services and barriers to improved regional coordination, and provide feedback on proposed projects and strategies to be included in the Coordinated Mobility Plan.

The Coordinated Mobility Plan is a regional strategy for improving public, non-profit and private transportation service delivery for older adults and persons with disabilities by listing existing transportation services, identifying gaps in services, and presenting projects and strategies to meet those needs.

In recent years, NACOG staff has worked with transportation providers throughout the region to improve transportation services for older adults and persons with disabilities through a variety of activities that include travel training for riders, training for vehicle drivers to help them better assist riders with disabilities, the creation of a directory of transportation providers and providing assistance to non-profit organizations in the development of grant applications for federal transit funds known as 5310 funds.

The open houses are scheduled as follows:

  • Tuesday, October 4, 10 am to 12 pm, Moenkopi Community Center, Upper Moenkopi Village
  • Wednesday, October 5, 10 am to 12 pm, Cottonwood Village Assisted Living, Cottonwood
  • Tuesday, October 11, 10 am to 12 pm, Show Low City Hall, Show Low
  • Wednesday, October 12, 10 am to 12 pm, Round Valley Senior Center, Springerville

All locations are ADA accessible and have bus stops. NACOG staff will present material, provide opportunities for verbal and written feedback, and be available to answer questions.

This update to the Coordinate Mobility Plan meets requirements for NACOG set forth by the Arizona Department of Transportation and U.S. Department of Transportation's Federal Transit Administration for the distribution of Section 5310 funds in the region. Specifically, NACOG must provide an annually updated locally developed Coordinated Public Transit-Human Services Plan (e.g. Coordinated Mobility Plan) that 1) identifying the transportation needs of individuals with disabilities, seniors and people with low incomes; 2) provides strategies for meeting those local needs; and 3) prioritizes transportation services and projects for funding and implementation.

Members of the public who are unable to attend the meeting can request information about the Plan and a comment form by contacting Jennifer O'Connor at joconnor@nacog.org or 816-730-7070.

The Coordinated Mobility Plan is scheduled to be presented to NACOG's Regional Council for final approval at its February 23, 2017 meeting.

Meeting rooms will be open to people with disabilities. In compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), those requiring special assistance, such as large-type face print, sign language or other reasonable accommodations, may request those through the administrative offices at: 119 E. Aspen Ave., Flagstaff, AZ (928) 774-1895, at least 24 hours before the meeting.