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Human Services Transportation Plan

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Revised Human Services Transportation Plan - July 2012

Introduction

The Human Services Transportation Plan (HSTP) is a unified, locally-derived, comprehensive strategy for delivery of public and specialized transportation services that identifies transportation needs, specifically those of persons with disabilities, older adults and persons with limited incomes.  The HSTP lays out strategies for meeting these needs and prioritizing services.

Tri-County Regional Planning Commission is responsible for creating the HSTP for the following two areas:

  • Illinois Region Five:  rural areas within Knox, Fulton, Marshall, Peoria, Stark, Tazewell, and Woodford Counties
  • Peoria-Pekin Urbanized Area

The HSTP is based on input from transit providers, users, government officials, human service agencies, advocacy groups, and other members of the public.  A committee has been formed with representatives from each of these groups and will direct the plan's formation.  Tri-County staff is coordinating the committee and logistics of the HSTP.  Agendas and minutes from the HSTP Committee meetings can be found here.

The HSTP Committee has taken an inventory of what paratransit services exist in the region. It has identified places that are underserved as well as areas that are served by more than one paratransit provider.  The HSTP Committee also reviews local grant applications in order to help IDOT and FTA allocate their transit funds. 

Background

Per reauthorization of transportation funding under SAFETEA-LU, projects to be selected for funding under 5310 Elderly Individuals and Individuals with Disabilities, 5316 Job Access and Reverse Commute (JARC) and 5317 New Freedom programs must be projects that, in regards to selection and planning, are derived from a locally developed, coordinated public Human Services Transportation Plan (HSTP) and are developed through a process that includes representatives of the public, private, and nonprofit transportation and human services providers and participation by the public.

Illinois Department of Transportation-Division of Public and Intermodal Transportation (IDOT-DPIT) has defined, through a public process, 11 planning regions for downstate Illinois that will be used as a framework for developing the coordinated HSTPs, and will be working with regional transportation planning coordinators to accomplish this task. In this particular project, coordinated HSTPs will have a focus on the needs of rural downstate areas (population 50,000 or less).

Goals

The overall goals of the project are to develop the Regional HSTP, select projects for funding, and develop a Regional Program of Projects (RPOP). The HSTP must be developed and adopted through the Regional Transportation Committee (RTC), which includes stakeholders from public transportation service providers, human service agencies (especially those representing elderly, disabled, and low income populations), planning organizations and county government representatives.

The following information is updated on an annual basis in order to keep the HSTP current and useful:

  • inventory of existing transportation services
  • transportation needs assessment & gap analysis
  • recommended short term and long term transportation strategies to address service gaps and improve coordination

This plan is reviewed and adopted by the HSTP committee on an annual basis. The plan is used as a baseline for identifying transportation projects that meet service coordination needs of the region and become part of the RPOP. The coordinator reviews projects with the HSTP committee before submitting them to the state for final selection and approval.

 

Region 5 Public Transportation Providers

Fulton County Rural Transit

Schedule a Ride:  309-357-5226

Geographic Area Served:  Fulton County
Hours of Operation:  M-F 7am - 5pm
Route Type: Demand Response
Level of Service: Door-to-Door
Reservations: 24 hours in advance
Fare Structure:
  • One-Way in town: $2
  • One-way in county: $5
  • One-way crossing county lines: $7
  • Day Pass (in town): $5
  • Medical Wait (per hour): $10
Discounts: Seniors and disabled persons ride for half price

 

 

Galesburg Transit

For Information Call: 309-342-4242

Geographic Area Served:  City of Galesburg
Hours of Operation:  7am - 6pm Monday - Saturday
Route Type: Fixed Route
Level of Service: Curb-to-curb
Reservations: N/A
Fare Structure:

  • Cash Fares:
    • Regular:  $0.60
    • Disabled and Students (with ID):  $0.40
    • Seniors (65 & older with ID):  Free
  • Punch Passes:
    • Disabled & Students:  $5.00 for 16 rides
    • Regular:  $5.00 for 10 rides
  • Monthly Passes
    • All riders:  $20.00
  • Unlimited Saturday Pass
    • Disabled & Students:  $0.80
    • Regular:  $1.20
  • Transfers:  FREE

Galesburg Handivan

For a ride call: 309-345-3686

Geographic Area Served:  City of Galesburg
Hours of Operation:  6:15am - 10pm Monday - Saturday
Route Type: Demand Response
Level of Service: Curb-to-curb
Reservations: 2 days before travel
Fare Structure:  $1 one-way 

 

Marshall-Stark Transportation

Schedule a Ride: 309-364-2287

Geographic Area Served:  Marshall and Stark Counties
Hours of Operation:  M-F 8am - 4pm
Route Type: Demand Response
Level of Service: Door-to-Door
Reservations: 24 hours in advance; trips assigned on a first come first serve basis
Fare Structure:

  • Round-trip in town: $3
  • Round-trip in county: $5
  • Round-trip from Marshall County to Princeton, Chillicothe and Minonk: $6
  • Round-trip from Stark County to Kewanee: $6
  • Round-trip to all other destinations: $15
  • Day trip Passes (to Peoria, Peru and Bloomington): $10

Discounts: Seniors ride for free, but voluntary donations are accepted

CountyLink

Schedule a Ride:  309-697-3305

Geographic Area Served:  Peoria County
Hours of Operation:  M-F 5am - 6pm
Route Type: Demand Response
Level of Service: Door-to-Door
Reservations: 24 hours in advance
Fare Structure: $6 one-way
Discounts: N/A
 

CityLink

Geographic Area Served:  City of Peoria, Peoria Heights, West Peoria, East Peoria, Pekin
Hours of Operation:  M-F 5:30am - 1am, Saturday 7:30am - 10:30pm, Sunday 8am - 8pm  (*times vary depending on the route)
Route Type: Fixed Route
Level of Service: Curb-to-curb
Reservations: N/A
Fare Structure:

  • Adults (5 - 64 yrs):  $1
  • Seniors:  Free
  • Persons with disabilities:  $0.50
  • Children Ages 4 & Under:  Free
  • Bus passes are also available

CityLift

Schedule a Ride:  309-999-3667

Geographic Area Served:  City of Peoria (areas within 3/4 mile of the fixed-route lines)
Hours of Operation:  M-F 5:30am - 1am, Saturday 7:30am - 10:30pm, Sunday 7:30am - 7:30pm
Route Type: Demand Response
Level of Service: Door-to-Door
Reservations: 24 hours in advance
Fare Structure: $2 one-way
Discounts: N/A

 

 

Marshall-Stark Transportation

Schedule a Ride: 309-364-2287

Geographic Area Served:  Marshall and Stark Counties
Hours of Operation:  M-F 8am - 4pm
Route Type: Demand Response
Level of Service: Door-to-Door
Reservations: 24 hours in advance; trips assigned on a first come first serve basis
Fare Structure:

  • Round-trip in town: $3
  • Round-trip in county: $5
  • Round-trip from Marshall County to Princeton, Chillicothe and Minonk: $6
  • Round-trip from Stark County to Kewanee: $6
  • Round-trip to all other destinations: $15
  • Day trip Passes (to Peoria, Peru and Bloomington): $10

Discounts: Seniors ride for free, but voluntary donations are accepted

We Care

Schedule a Ride:  309-263-7708

Geographic Area Served:  The rural portion of Woodford County and the rural portion of Tazewell County
Hours of Operation:  M-F 6am - 5pm
Route Type: Demand Response
Level of Service: Door-to-Door
Reservations: 24 hours in advance
Fare Structure:  $3 one-way
Discounts: Seniors ride on a donation basis

We Care

Schedule a Ride:  309-263-7708

Geographic Area Served:  The rural portion of Woodford County and the rural portion of Tazewell County
Hours of Operation:  M-F 6am - 5pm
Route Type: Demand Response
Level of Service: Door-to-Door
Reservations: 24 hours in advance
Fare Structure:  $3 one-way
Discounts: Seniors ride on a donation basis

Tri-County Regional Planning Commission

456 Fulton Street
Suite 401
Peoria, IL 61602

Phone: 309.673.9330
Fax: 309.673.9802