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Coordinated Public Transit - Human Services Plan

Please take a moment to review our newly proposed Coordinated Public Transit-Human Services Transportation Plan  or "Coordinated Plan."  This Plan identifies the transportation needs of individuals with disabilities, seniors, and people with low incomes. 
 
Over the past few months we have been listening and learning from the community and our partners about their transportation needs and experiences.  Click on the below links to see what we heard and how we used the information: 
  • View the comments from the public and our partners HERE
  • Review the Executive Summary HERE
  • Review the Proposed Update including Comments HERE
What Now?
Our next step is to work together with you to validate what we heard (did we get it right in the plan?) and to accept feedback on the priority recommendations as written below: 
 
  1. Pursue opportunities for accessible transportation options that are cost effective and relevant to the lives of older adults, people with disabilities, and low income households.          
  2. Explore opportunities for collaboration, coordination, and mobility management in the urbanized area.

Comments are due by the end of business on Friday, October 12, 2018.  For translations or additional information please contact Tricia Thomas at 316-352-4860 or email  tthomas@wichita.gov

Wichita Transit

Wichita Transit, a department within the City of Wichita, is the largest provider of fixed-route transit service in our area. They offer service with 32 buses on 16 fixed routes. These buses operate Monday through Saturday between 5:20am and 6:55pm, depending on the route. Headways are 30 minutes (peak) and 60 minutes (off-peak).

Additionally, Q-line trolley service runs Monday through Thursday between 6:00pm and 10:00pm (20 minute headways), Friday between 6:00pm and 12:00am (10 minute headways), and Saturday between 12:00pm and 12:00am (10/20 minute headways).

All buses are wheelchair-equipped and most buses have bike racks. There are also 39 shelters and 230 benches along the fixed route system, with bike racks at 127 of those stops.

There are an additional eighteen agencies or organizations that provide paratransit services throughout the region. These nineteen agencies, including Wichita Transit, together operate over 230 buses, vans, and other rolling stock to transport people to various destinations. In addition to public transit and paratransit, there are also 13 taxi and personal transport companies and bus service through Greyhound, El Paso, and Beeline Express.

Visit Wichita Transit website

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Federal Transit Administration

The Federal Transit Administration (FTA) has posted a report, Accessible Transit Services for All, that provides a fresh look at paratransit and how agencies can improve service effectiveness and cost efficiency.

The report presents successful strategies for providing ADA-compliant paratransit. Featuring an assessment of ADA paratransit service design models, as well as an in-depth analysis of procurement and contracting practices, the report also identifies operational practices that can enhance service quality and cost efficiency, and successful examples of alternative, inclusive service designs that can provide improved transportation for all riders.

Visit Federal Transit Administration (FTA) website Download Accessible Transit Services for All​​