Special Needs Transportation Study

This study, mandated in SHB 1694 (2007) (Final Bill Report), was to review legal and programmatic changes needed to effectively coordinate special needs transportation services at the regional level.  This includes examining non-traditional service providers, facility siting decisions, and strategies for a decentralized broker system.  Meetings with providers, brokers and the many agencies sponsoring trips for persons with special needs will be held.  Introduction.

The consultant team led by Nelson\Nygaard was chosen in December, 2007, to conduct this study; a policy group will be formed to oversee its progress. A final draft report of this study will be completed by December, 2008.   Gene Baxstrom was the JTC project manager for this study.

Past Meeting Schedule & Materials:

Special Needs Transportation Study Policy Group
December 3, 2008
Olympia, JLOB HHR C (on-campus)
Meeting in conjuction with the JTC meeting (1:00 pm-3:30 pm)
Agenda    Nelson/Nygaard Presentation    Comments on Study

Special Needs Transportation Study Policy Group
November 19, 2008 (1:45 pm-4:30 pm)
Renton, Renton City Hall - Council Chambers
This meeting is rescheduled to December 3rd.

Special Needs Transportation Study Policy Group
September 30, 2008 (9:30 am-Noon)
Renton, Renton City Hall - Council Chambers
Agenda    Study Key Findings/Preliminary Recommendations Presentation
Comparative Forums Results

Special Needs Transportation Study Forums:
September 23, 2008 - Lincoln County
September 26, 2008 - Pierce County

Special Needs Transportation Study Policy Group
August 27, 2008 (1:00 pm-3:30 pm)
Renton, Renton City Hall - Council Chambers
THIS MEETING IS CANCELLED & WILL BE RESCHEDULED

Special Needs Transportation Study Policy Group
July 18, 2008 (9:30 am-Noon)
Renton,  Renton City Hall - Council Chambers
Agenda    Best Practices Presentation

Special Needs Transportation Study Workshop
July 17, 2008 (1:00 pm-4:30 pm)
Olympia, Capitol Campus - John L. O'Brien Building HHR B
Invitation & Agenda

Special Needs Transportation Study Policy Group
May 13, 2008 (9:30 am-11:30 am)
Seattle, Sound Transit - Union Station
Ruth Fisher Hearing Room
Agenda   Special Needs Policy Group Members   Special Needs Study Summary       SHB 1694   Nelson\Nygaard Special Needs Presentation   ACCT Presentation          ACCT Pilot Projects   Margaret Casey Presentation

Special Needs Transportation Study Forums:
May 5, 2008, Yakima Forum
May 7, 2008, Everett Forum
Forums Summary