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Coordinated Public Transit-Human Services Transportation Plan

To promote mobility for all Bay Area residents, MTC has adopted a Coordinated Public Transit-Human Services Transportation Plan. The plan aims to improve coordination among transit agencies and other transportation providers to better meet the needs of:

  • Seniors
  • People with disabilities
  • Low-income residents

The Coordinated Public Transit-Human Services Transportation Plan identifies transportation gaps faced by these populations, establishes priorities for funding decisions, and focuses on a broad range of mobility services to improve coordination among public transit agencies and human services transportation providers.

Your Help is Needed
MTC is updating the Coordinated Public Transit-Human Services Transportation Plan, and seeks public comment on two key elements:
     Transportation Gaps: MTC compiled this list of needs after conducting extensive outreach during the last Plan update in 2013; reviewing the transportation needs of seniors and people with disabilities identified by members of the public in each Bay Area county; and by reviewing Community-Based Transportation Plans for low-income residents.
     Solutions to Transportation Gaps: This list of transportation solutions reflects strategies identified in the current Plan as well as public input gathered during the 2013 update.

Update Schedule
MTC staff is conducting outreach throughout the summer and fall of 2016 to solicit input on the current Plan. A second round of outreach is scheduled for late 2016 and early 2017. Members of the public can provide comments and recommendations via e-mail or the MTC website. A draft Plan update with public comments will be presented to MTC's Programming & Allocations Committee for adoption by the Commission in February 2017.

You are invited to contact Drennen Shelton of the MTC staff by phone at 415.778.5309 or by e-mail at with your comments or questions.

The 2017 Coordinated Transit-Human Services Transportation Plan Update is being developed with assistance from a technical advisory committee that includes representatives from:

  • MTC
  • Marin Transit, MUNI and SamTrans
  • Nonprofit transportation providers
  • City-based transportation services
  • County-based mobility managers


People reporting disabilities across six categories defined by the Census Bureau account for nine percent of the Bay Area population.

Of this population, 39 percent of people with disabilities live in households with income below 200 percent of the federal poverty level.

This is about one-and-a-half times the rate of their representation in the general Bay Area population.

While approximately 10 percent of all Bay Area households report having no access to a car, this share is higher for each of the target populations studied in our plan:

  • 18 percent for householders 65 or over
  • 18 percent for householders reporting
    a disability
  • 16 percent for lower-income households.