The Passenger Transportation Plan (PTP) is a coordinated effort between the transportation providers and human service agencies providing transportation services for the Ames community conducted by the Ames Area Metropolitan Planning Organization (AAMPO). The purpose is to enhance transportation access throughout the community, minimize duplication of services, and facilitate the most appropriate cost-effective transportation possible with available resources. The plan helps decision makers in knowing the transportation providers and human service agencies' priority needs within the Ames community. The Iowa Department of Transportation (IDOT) encourages agencies to share specific projects that may develop or be requested in future federal/state grant applications. However, the IDOT requires the identification of any priorities or strategies for any specific 5310 (Enhanced Mobility for Seniors and Individuals with Disabilities) funded projects. CyRide, the Ames public transit provider, provides the staff to facilitate this PTP process.
PTP progress reports and request for input are held monthly during the Story County Human Service Council (SCHSC) meetings as part of their agenda if applicable. The HSC meets at St. Andrews Lutheran Church, 209 Colorado Avenue; Ames, IA in the fellowship hall on the fourth Thursday of the month, unless otherwise noted on their website, from 11:30 am - 1:00 pm. The AAMPO is responsible to update the Passenger Transportation Plan (PTP), at a minimum, every five years; and should be one of several inputs into the Transit Chapter of the area's long-range transportation plan. Development of the PTP must include a honest effort to jointly involve human service agencies/organizations, private transportation providers, and transit systems in the passenger transportation planning process and consider all passenger transportation needs and services. A full PTP plan is required to be completed in 2019.
The SCHSC meets monthly throughout the year between September and May while the university is in full session. The PTP process is formally facilitated through this group however input is also garnered from the Story County's Transportation Collaboration Committee (TCC) coordinated through the United Way of Story County which is a smaller group of transportation providers and human service agencies discussing only transportation issues.
The last full Passenger Transportation Plan was completed in 2015
with an amendment in May 2015 and can be downloaded at:
2015-2019 AMENDED AAMPO PTP Plan
A 2015-2019 DRAFT AMENDED PTP Plan will be considered on 9/27/2016 and then again on 10/11/2016.
Each year, AAMPO staff will have the HSC and transportation providers review previously approved projects and their status, request any new transportation needs and finally request changes to the recommended projects for following year. The meeting dates, agendas/minutes presentation/discussions/updates from Story County Human Service Council can be found more immediately at http://storycountyhumanservices.org/meetings/
HUMAN SERVICES COUNCIL MINUTES
|09/24/2015||Human Service Council Minutes 09-24-2015
|10/22/2015||Human Service Council Minutes 10-22-2015
|12/03/2015||Holiday Lunch/Networking meeting (no formal meeting or minutes)|
|01/28/2016||Human Service Council Minutes 01-22-2016
|02/25/2016||Human Service Council Minutes 02-25-2016
|03/24/2016||Human Service Council Minutes 03-24-2016
|04/28/2016||Human Service Council Minutes 04-28-2016
|05/26/2016||Human Service Council Minutes 05-26-2016
For additional information and/or to get involved in the annual PTP planning process through the Human Service Council or Story County Transportation Collaboration Committee, please contact Shari Atwood (Transit Planner) at firstname.lastname@example.org or 515-239-5539.
Past Years PTP Documents
- 2015 AAMPO AMENDED Passenger Transprotation Plan DRAFT 9-27-2016
- 2015 AAMPO AMENDED Passenger Transportation Plan
2015 AAMPO Passenger Transportation Plan (Full Plan); Appendices
- 2014 AAMPO Passenger Transportation Plan Update ; Appendices
- 2013 AAMPO Passenger Transportation Plan Update
- 2012 AAMPO Passenger Transportation Plan Update
- 2011 AAMPO Passenger Transportation Plan Update
- 2010 AAMPO PTP Executive Summary
- 2010 AAMPO Passenger Transportation Development Plan (No Appendix)
- 2009 AAMPO Passenger Transportation Development Plan
- 2008 AAMPO Passenger Transportation Development Plan