Northern Shenandoah Public Mobility Program
Record Type: RiP
The Northern Shenandoah Valley Public Mobility Program is an effort by a group of human service agencies and non-profit organizations to provide improved transportation in the rural Northern Shenandoah Valley region of Virginia. It is a phased program to demonstrate the integration of public transit and Health and Human Services in rural areas. The target group includes people who are mentally or physically challenged, the elderly, and persons in welfare-to-work programs. The first phase supports development of a prototype intelligent transportation system (ITS) to integrate public transit operations and human service agencies referral process in rural areas. Under this project, the Northern Shenandoah Valley Public Mobility Program will install and demonstrate an internet-based ITS software-scheduling program, that provides shared transit services among constituents of participating agencies. In addition, the system will be deployed to provide real time tracking and dispatching of transit vehicles, as well as facilitate coordinated and collaborative efforts to improve shared use of current assets. This project is an attempt by a community service agency to coordinate transit agency services across a multitude of social services organizations and funding activities. The project intends to demonstrate that improved transit services can be achieved by coordinating public transportation services with social services, and allowing passengers easy transfers across different transportation systems.
By applying ITS technologies, this program helps create an environment that stimulates and supports community partnerships, encouraging locals to build a sustainable transportation infrastructure. Project is funded under the National ITS Program, administered by the Department's ITS Joint Program Office.
Start date: 2002/9/1
End date: 2003/12/31
Contract/Grant Number: FTA-VA-26-7029
Total Dollars: 100000
Source Organization: Federal Transit Administration (FTA)
Date Added: 11/11/2002
Index Terms: Public transit, Mobility, Rural areas, Passenger service, Transportation disadvantaged persons, Welfare-to-work, Intelligent transportation systems, Research projects, Virginia,
Federal Transit Administration (FTA)
1200 New Jersey Avenue, SE
Washington, DC 20590
Wiggins, William E.
Phone: (202) 366-0255
Fax: (202) 366-3765
Northwestern Community of Services
209 West Criser Road
Front Royal, VA 22630
Phone: (540) 636-4250
Fax: (540) 636-7171