Who are the Transportation Disadvantaged (TD)?
The ability to access transportation is vital to our quality of life. Those persons who are unable to transport themselves or purchase transportation due to physical or mental disability, income status, or age are considered transportation disadvantaged. These members of the community are therefore dependent upon others to obtain access to health care and social services, education, employment, shopping and other life sustaining activities.
The Florida Commission for the Transportation Disadvantaged (FCTD) is the policy setting board that is legislatively responsible for oversight and coordination of transportation disadvantaged services statewide. The mission of Florida's TD program is to ensure the availability of efficient, cost-effective, and quality transportation services for transportation disadvantaged persons. Click here to visit the FCTD website.
What is the Transportation Disadvantaged Local Coordinating Board (LCB)?
The Transportation Disadvantaged LCB was established in Broward County in 1990 by the Broward Metropolitan Planning Organization, as the Local Coordinating Board (LCB) for Transportation Disadvantaged Services, formerly known as the Broward County Coordinating Board (BCCB). The LCB serves to identify local service needs and provide information, advice and direction to the Community Transportation Coordinator (CTC) on the coordination of services to be provided to the transportation disadvantaged. The LCB focuses on compliance with state requirements for transportation disadvantaged planning and ensuring that public transportation is accessible to everyone, including the transportation disadvantaged. All meetings are open to the public and listed on the Broward MPO Calendar.
The FCTD establishes the membership composition for the local coordinating boards, which includes representatives of health and human services agencies, the elderly and disabled, citizens and a representative from the private transportation industry.
What is the Community Transportation Coordinator (CTC)?
The Community Transportation Coordinator is the entity that ensures that transportation services funded through federal, state and local sources are coordinated countywide to achieve cost-effectiveness and efficiency. Together, the Broward MPO and the CTC develop the Transportation Disadvantaged Service Plan (TDSP). The objectives of the TDSP are consistent with state and local legislative and administrative requirements, and provide a blueprint of transportation disadvantaged services with a framework for service performance evaluation to meet the needs of the community. The TDSP can be accessed by clicking the links below:
Transportation Disadvantaged Glossary of Abbreviations
Since 1990, the Broward County Board of County Commissioners has been the designated CTC, operating through Broward County Transit (BCT)/ Paratransit Services. BCT's TOPS Program is the provider of transportation services for TD eligible persons. For more information about Paratransit services click here to link to the BCT website.
For more information please contact Debbie Byrnes at 954-876-0037 or via e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org