Transportation coordination is a process where human service agencies, transportation providers, consumer groups, and public officials work together to develop and improve services for transportation disadvantaged individuals and the public by ensuring that transportation resources funded by local, state, and federal programs are coordinated.
Federal transit law, as amended by the Bipartisan Infrastructure Law requires that projects selected for funding under the Section 5310, Enhanced Mobility of Seniors and Individuals with Disabilities Program, 1) be included in a locally developed, coordinated public transit-human services transportation plan and 2) that the plan be developed and approved through a process that includes participation by seniors, individuals with disabilities, representatives of public, private, and nonprofit transportation and human services providers and other members of the public.
Federal law requires coordinated plans to be updated every four to five years and the Wisconsin Department of Transportation (WisDOT) has developed tools and forms to assist in these required updates.
Plan Submittal and Deadlines
The development of coordination plans is led by the Regional Planning Commissions (RPC) in Wisconsin. If a county is not in an RPC, WisDOT will work directly with them to develop a plan. Counties should submit plans electronically to BlackCat, the WisDOT Transit Data Management System by November 15, 2023. Contact Katie Patterson, Katherine.email@example.com, (608) 264-7335, with questions related to the Transportation Coordination requirements or Black Cat login information.
2024-2028 coordination plan resources
Below are resources that may assist in public outreach and meeting facilitation for the development of each coordination plan.
Coordination Plan Guide
Public Outreach Strategies
All forms required for the 2024-2028 coordination plans can be accessed on BlackCat
but are also posted here for convenience. These forms are sample templates meant to be customized.
Local/state/tribal government organizations
National and state organizations