CCAT Draft Transit Master Plan Virtual Workshop

Vision and Goals

This section highlights the policy framework and updated goals and policies that informed the TMP process and will continue to provide guidance as CCATD implements this plan.

Policy Framework

Goals, and policies from the following plans were reviewed in preparing goals and policies for this TMP: State Goals, Policies, and Practices:

  • Oregon Highway Pan (1999, last amended 2018)
  • Oregon Public Transportation Plan (OPTP) (2018)
  • Oregon Bicycle and Pedestrian Plan (2016)
  • Oregon Transportation Options Plan (2015)
  • Oregon Transportation Safety Action Plan (2016)
  • Transportation Planning Rule (cited sections last amended 2014)

Local Goals, Policies, and Practices: + Coos County Coordinated Human Services Public Transportation Plan (2016) + Coos County Transportation System Plan (2011)
+ Cities of Coos Bay and North Bend Transportation System Plan Update (in progress) + Bandon Comprehensive Plan (last amended 2008) and Transportation System Plan (2000) + Coquille Comprehensive Plan (1982)

Goals, Policies, and Practices

The OPTP and Coos County Coordinated Plan helped shape the goals and policies, given their focus on transit, increased coordination and collaboration, and serving those who are transit-dependent. This project’s stated objectives also informed the goal and policy language, calling for increased regional connectivity, greater transit visibility, increased services, alternatives to address transit needs, and promoting economic development and tourism.

Goal 1: Customer-focused services – provide services that are safe, comfortable, and convenient for all riders

  • Policy 1A – Provide consistent, reliable public transportation services for customers to meet their daily needs.
  • Policy 1B – Create a safe and user-friendly transit environment.
  • Policy 1C – Provide service information that is clear, accurate, and available to customers through various sources and media.
  • Policy 1D – Focus on service enhancements that will benefit customers who are dependent on transit due to age, abilities, and/or income.
  • Policy 1E – Communicate with health and human service providers and transit-dependent customers to better understand and meet these riders’ needs.
  • Policy 1F– Continue to improve ADA accessibility through new and improved ways of sharing transit information and improvements to stops and vehicles.

Goal 2: Accessibility and Connectivity – Improve access and connections within and between communities in the CCATD service area.

  • Policy 2A – Emphasize maintaining and improving existing services before expanding services.
  • Policy 2B – Ensure and increase access to employment, education, and health services.
  • Policy 2C – Support improvement of pedestrian and bicycle connections to transit routes and stops.
  • Policy 2D – Support safe roadway crossings of Highway 101 and major arterials in the service area.
  • Policy 2E – Explore potential park-and-ride and “mobility hub” sites, where multiple modes connect.
  • Policy 2F – Promote economic development and tourism through existing transit services and new transit services as resources are available.

Goal 3: Coordination – Collaborate with public and private partners to maximize services.

  • Policy 3A – Strengthen coordination with other transportation services and technologies.
  • Policy 3B – Identify transit services, including employer vanpools, medical service transportation, cab and rideshare companies, and volunteer driver programs.
  • Policy 3C – Work with health and human service providers to coordinate transportation services that are appropriate for the customer’s needs.
  • Policy 3D – Foster new and innovative partnerships to share and leverage resources, create awareness of CCATD services, and enhance CCATD services.
  • Policy 3E – Strengthen coordination with land use planning and development to support the planned transit system and increase customer access to transit.
  • Policy 3F – Seek opportunities to coordinate emergency response and recovery following natural disasters and other emergencies.

Goal 4: Health and Sustainability – Foster public, environmental, and fiscal health through transit investments.

  • Policy 4A – Establish stable funding sources for CCATD services and invest strategically in maintenance, planning, service, and capital improvements.
  • Policy 4B – Reduce reliance on single-occupancy vehicles and help reduce pollution by maintaining and enhancing CCATD services.
  • Policy 4C – Improve the community’s health by providing active transportation options and access to health-supporting destinations, such as groceries, parks, community spaces, health care, and social services.

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