Passenger Transportation Plan (PTP)

The human services transportation provisions of the Moving Ahead for Progress in the 21st Century Act (MAP-21) is to improve transportation services for persons with a disability, older adults, and individuals with lower incomes by ensuring communities coordinate transportation resources provided through multiple federal programs. Coordination will enhance transportation access, minimize duplication of services and facilitate the most appropriate cost effective possible with available resources.

To express these goals the SIMPCO MPO and the SRTPA is required to publish a locally developed Coordinated Public Transit – Human Service Transportation Plan. MAP-21 requires that the Coordinated Public Transit – Human Services Transportation Plan identify an approved program of projects prior to the distribution of funds from Section 5310 (Elderly Individuals & Persons with Disabilities Capital Assistance), Section 5316 (Job Access & Reverse Commute) and Section 5317 (New Freedoms Program).

As part of the Coordinated Public Transit – Human Service Plan requirements, the Iowa DOT has required the MPOs & RPAs to develop a Passenger Transportation Plan (PTP). The purpose of the PTP is to incorporate the federal requirement for Coordinated planning, as well as address needs-based project justification for all transit projects.

Click on the link below to view the most current Passenger Transportation Plan

DRAFT FY 2025-2029 Passenger Transportation Plan (PTP)