Snohomish County Transportation Coalition
Coordinating Transportation in Snohomish County
What is the Snohomish County Transportation Coalition?
The Snohomish County Transportation Coalition is a diverse group of human service agencies, transit agencies, advocacy groups, people with special transportation needs, and others. The Coalition strives to foster cooperation and collaboration among private and non-profit transportation brokers and providers, local public transportation agencies, local governmental agencies and transportation system consumers.
The Coalition is in the process of creating a coordinated, countywide transportation system that:
- Serves all people with special transportation needs;
- Efficiently uses all local transportation resources, including non-traditional ones; and
- Is easy to access regardless of who needs the ride or who is paying for the ride.
Mission, Vision, and Values
The mission of the Snohomish County Transportation Coalition is to work together to develop a coordinated transportation system for persons with special transportation needs. For purposes of this Coalition, persons with special transportation needs are defined in RCW 47.06b, Section B as "Those people, including their attendants, who because of physical or mental disability, income status, or age, are unable to transport themselves or purchase transportation."
- Serves all people with special transportation needs.
- Explores the efficient uses of all local transportation resources, including non-traditional ones.
- Fosters partnerships between transportation and social service providers through ongoing communication and forums for problem solving.
- Is user-friendly, safe, and easy to access.
SNOTRAC Strategic Issues
- Lack of Awareness
- Cumbersome Trip Arrangements
- Trips not Available
- Improve and increase awareness and support of transportation options and services to the public and service providers.
- Simplify the eligibility process.
- Simplify trip arrangements.
- Build transportation capacity within existing community resources.
- Increase transportation options in rural areas.
- Increase regional and cross jurisdictional transportation options.
What is Coordinated Transportation?
View the 8-minute Coordinated Transportation DVD.
A coordinated transportation system efficiently provides comprehensive and user-friendly public and private transportation services. Transportation programs -- including transit agencies, social service agencies, school districts, private providers, and others -- share resources, facilities, and information; and coordinate trip eligibility, reservations, scheduling, dispatching, and passenger trips.
Currently, many transportation programs that serve the elderly, children, low-income, and people with disabilities either operate independent transportation programs, or have no transportation at all. The result is either:
- Duplication in transportation services, or
- People with unmet transportation needs.
What are the benefits of coordinating? Major benefits of a coordinated transportation system include:
- Same number of trips provided for reduced dollars.
- Expanded transportation services to those with unmet needs.
- Efficient use of tax dollars.
Partner Links (alphabetical listing):
*NOTE: The following agencies participate in SnoTrac. Selecting the hyperlink will open a new web page and take you to an external website (not affiliated with Snohomish County).
More Questions? Contact the Mobility Coordination Manager at 425-265-2226.
The Snohomish County Transportation Coalition has adopted a policy of non-discrimination in all programs, services and employment. No one shall be excluded on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, religion, age, marital status, veteran and military status or disability unless required by the eligibility guidelines for service. Any complaints or concerns contact 425-265-2227.
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