TRI-COUNTY ACCESS PLAN & INFORMATION ON JOB ACCESS & REVERSE COMMUTE and NEW FREEDOM GRANT PROGRAMS
Federal legislation requires that all urbanized areas develop a coordinated public transit-human services transportation plan that:
- Identifies transportation needs of older adults, persons with disabilities, and individuals with lower income;
- Inventories existing transportation services available for these groups;
- Identifies gaps and overlaps in existing services; and
- Develops strategies to address the gaps and overlaps.
This plan is necessary for an area to receive funds under the Federal Transit Administration’s New Freedom Program, the Jobs Access & Reverse Commute (JARC) Program, and the Elderly Individuals and Individuals with Disabilities Program (5310). Together, these three programs provide limited grants for expanding public transit and other transportation services, buying vehicles for use in transporting person with disabilities, improving access to information and services, and other efforts. Locally, this plan covers Hillsborough, Pasco, and Pinellas Counties and is called the Tri-County Access Plan (TCAP). The TCAP is produced and updated through a partnership of the Hillsborough, Pasco, and Pinellas County Metropolitan Planning Organizations (MPOs).
The original TCAP was adopted in 2007. It was updated in 2009 to reflect current needs, services available, and potential strategies.
Plan Information, Grant Applications and Related Documents
2009 Tri-County Access Plan
2009 Tri-County Access Plan Appendix A
JARC & New Freedom 2011-2012 Grant Application
For the JARC and New Freedom grant application in Word format and/or the budget worksheet in Excel format, please send a request to firstname.lastname@example.org).
Unmet Needs, Strategies, and Potential Projects Table (Table 6-1 from TCAP)
For more information on the New Freedom, Jobs Access/Reverse Commute (JARC), and Elderly Individuals and Individuals with Disabilities Programs: