2050 Georgia Rural and Human Services Transportation (RHST) Plan
The Georgia Department of Transportation (GDOT) in partnership with Department of Human Services (DHS) and Department of Community Health (DCH) is beginning the process of updating the Rural and Human Services Transportation Plan, entitled the 2050 Georgia RHST Plan. This Plan will build upon RHST efforts completed over the last 15 years and the recently completed 2050 Georgia Statewide Transportation Plan.
Over the course of the next nine months, GDOT, DHS, and DCH will complete a Needs Assessment, identifying current service gaps and other administrative and financial needs among RHST providers. Following the Needs Assessment will be an Alternatives Analysis to prioritize needs and identify solutions through programs and projects and make statewide recommendations to help further improve RHST across the state.
As the 2050 RHST Plan progresses, more details will be provided regarding engagement efforts, and opportunities to comment on the draft recommendations.
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2050 Georgia Rural Transit and Human Services Transportation (RHST) Plan - Rider Survey
We need your help! Please take a few minutes to participate in a brief survey and join other Georgians in helping the Georgia Department of Transportation (GDOT), Georgia Department of Human Services (DHS), and Georgia Department of Community Health (DCH) understand your transportation experience with Rural Transit and Human Services Transportation (RHST) across the state. It should take around five minutes to complete this survey. Your feedback will help GDOT, DHS, and DCH create strategies that address transportation challenges and identify investment priorities. We appreciate your time and valuable input.
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Previous RHST Plans
Human Services Transportation Plan (2007) - Coordinated Public Transit
The 2007 Human Services Transportation Plan was a joint effort between GDOT and DHS to assess available human transportation services in the State of Georgia, identify strategies to address gaps in service, provide an overview of Human Service Transportation Coordination, and identify priorities for implementation with available federal and state funding.
2007 Human Services Transportation Plan
Rural and Human Services Transportation Plan 2.0 (2010-2012)
Between 2010 and 2012, the Georgia Department of Transportation began working with DHS and DCH to update the State’s Coordinated Rural and Human Services Transportation Plan. This effort involved assessing the current extent of coordinated RHST efforts within Georgia, identifying ways to serve more trips across the state by improving efficiency, reducing redundancy, and leveraging new funding opportunities.
The RHST Plan 2.0 established an ongoing Technical Coordinating Group (TCG), comprised of staff representatives from each agency. The TCG managed the state’s coordination efforts in cooperation with the Governor’s Development Council’s (GDC) RHST Committee and Advisory Subcommittee.
During the RHST Plan 2.0, GDOT collaborated with the 12 Regional Commissions and conducted a series of workshops to determine the existing RHST services and needs for each of the regions. These workshops provided direct input into the Plan’s Alternatives Analysis, Implementation Plan, and Potential Projects.
Ongoing Coordination Efforts and RHST Plan 2.0 Implementation Activities
The RHST Plan 2.0 recommended several coordination efforts and implementation activities at both the State and Regional levels. Since 2012, Georgia implemented Mobility Management, a strategic approach that designates a dedicated resource, a Mobility Manager, to focus on identifying and implementing coordination principals and strategies that enhance and improve efficiency and levels of service for customers. Ultimately, Mobility Management assist in stretching the transportation dollar further. Ongoing activities in support of the Mobility Management initiative include:
For more information, please contact Matthew Wilson, Mobility Manager, at firstname.lastname@example.org or 404-631-1359.