The Coordinated Public Transit - Human Services Transportation Plan (Coordinated Plan) includes the components of the Short Range Transit Plan (SRTP) and meets the federal requirement to develop a plan which incorporates the network of specialized transportation services.
On July 27, 2012, the SANDAG Board of Directors adopted the 2012-2016 Coordinated Plan. Prior to the plan’s adoption, the Draft 2012 - 2016 Coordinated Plan was released for a three week public review period between June 15, 2012, and July 5, 2012, culminating in a public hearing held on July 6, 2012, at the Transportation Committee meeting.
2012 – 2016 Coordinated Plan - July 2012
2012 – 2016 Coordinated Plan Technical Appendix - July 2012
The Coordinated Plan was prepared in collaboration with the Metropolitan Transit System, North County Transit District, Caltrans District 11, the SANDAG Social Services Transportation Advisory Council (SSTAC), and the Coordinated Consolidated Transportation Services Agency for San Diego County, along with input from social service agencies, citizens, stakeholders, and transportation service providers.
In its capacity as the SRTP, the Coordinated Plan provides a framework for transit system development over the next five years and reflects the goals and direction for service development as described in the Regional Transportation Plan. The Appendix to the Coordinated Plan includes public outreach documentation, service inventory, and supporting data, including annual operating data and maps used to perform various analyses.
Specialized Transportation Grant Programs
The Coordinated Plan includes priorities for funding and implementation related to federal and local grant monies available for specialized transportation projects:
Job Access and Reverse Commute (JARC) provides funding for transportation projects for reverse commuters and employment-related transportation for persons of limited means.
New Freedom provides funding for transportation projects serving individuals with disabilities that go beyond the minimum requirements of the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990.
Senior Mini-Grant provides funding for specialized transportation services for seniors whose special needs cannot be met by conventional transit or paratransit services.
Requirements mandate that a competitive selection process be held to award these monies to eligible recipients.
Program Management Plan
The Program Management Plan (PMP) guides the management of the JARC, New Freedom, and TransNet Senior Mini-Grant programs. The PMP is designed to ensure that all applicable SANDAG policies and federal, state, and local statutes and regulations are fulfilled. It can be used to provide program guidance to potential and successful applicants.
Program Management Plan - June 2012
Additionally, once grantees are awarded funding, SANDAG holds a Successful Applicant Workshop to discuss SANDAG’s policies and procedures for administering these grant programs.
Successful Applicant Workshop (PPT)
Specialized Transportation Grant Program MonitoringSANDAG has developed a standardized monitoring program applicable to Job Access and Reverse Commute (JARC), New Freedom, and Senior Mini-Grant programs. The purpose is to collect information on individual projects and grant programs as a whole for reporting to the Federal Transit Administration and SANDAG Committees.
To be reimbursed for project expenses, the grant recipients must submit an invoice, documentation of all expenses incurred during the reporting period, and a Grant Progress Report.
SMG Operating Invoice Form (Excel)
JARC/New Freedom Operating Invoice Form (Excel)
JARC/New Freedom Mobility Management Invoice Form (Excel)
JARC/New Freedom Capital Invoice Form (Excel)
Additionally, each JARC and New Freedom grant recipient must provide an annual report form and complete forms related to Title VI compliance.
Annual Project Report Form (Excel)
Certificate of Civil Rights Assurances (Word)
Civil Rights Reporting (Word)
Disadvantaged Business Enterprise Program Statement (Word)
Equal Opportunity Certificate of Compliance (Word)
SANDAG performs regular site visits to monitor recipients. The monitoring checklist is a tool used at site visits and helps determine a performance-based adjustment to the scoring of a new proposal submitted by an existing grantee.
Monitoring Checklist (Word)
Specialized Transportation Grant Reporting
In addition to the ongoing oversight of the three specialized transportation programs, SANDAG reports regularly to the TransNet Independent Taxpayers Oversight Committee (ITOC), the Social Services Transportation Advisory Council (SSTAC), and the SANDAG Transportation Committee. Originally, SANDAG provided annual performance reports.
2010 Performance Report
2011 Performance Report
2012 Performance Report
Beginning in Fiscal Year 2013, SANDAG began giving quarterly updates on the Specialized Transportation Grant Programs to the Transportation Committee.
Quarter 1, FY 2013 Performance Report
Quarter 2, FY 2013 Performance Report