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The Upper Cumberland Human Resource Agency
Coordinated Human Service Transportation Plan Survey


Public Participation

Public Participation has been a key element in the development of the Upper Cumberland Human Resource Agency Coordinated Human Services Transportation Plan.   Information gathered from surveys has determined the needs of each community in the Upper Cumberland Area.  The attendance by the Advisory Board has been commendable and great interest has been shown in finding new ways to meet the ever growing needs in our area.  Stakeholder meetings are held every two months in each of our fourteen counties.  Stakeholders work diligently to identify the unmet transportation needs of our service area.  Surveys are left in the communities with stakeholders in each of the fourteen counties every other month following the advisory meetings. Survey’s can be found along with this plan at www.uchra.com/transportation website.


Purpose of Plan

To identify gaps in the current services, develop a plan to meet these gaps and determine new ways services can be better coordinated.


Service Area

The Upper Cumberland Area is mountainous, rural, and economically disadvantaged   consisting of the following counties:  Cannon, Clay, Cumberland, Dekalb, Fentress, Jackson, Macon, Overton, Pickett, Putnam, Smith, Van Buren, Warren, and White.


Current Stakeholder Coordination

The Upper Cumberland Human Resource Agency currently coordinates transportation to fill unmet needs in the Upper Cumberland.  This level of coordination has been quite successful.  Through coordination we have been able to provide transportation, wheelchairs and ramps, home delivered meals, commodities, and so many needed human services.  The following list are stakeholders we work with daily to bring coordinated human services together:



Stakeholders

Stakeholders have proven to be a vital part in the development of the Upper Cumberland Human Resource Agency Coordinated Human Service Transportation Plan and are key members of our community.  They work with individuals, groups and agency’s that have unmet transportation needs or are currently using public transportation.  Stakeholders for the Upper Cumberland Human Resource Agency Coordinated Human Service Transportation Plan include representatives of public, private, nonprofit organizations and human services providers, that can identify transportation needs in the Upper Cumberland area.


Identification of Stakeholders


Macon, Overton, Pickett, Putnam, Smith, Van Buren, Warren and White


List of Identified Needs

Through the surveys and the local advisory meetings the following list of needs were identified.



Meeting Unmet Needs

A survey that includes all unmet needs was provided to all fourteen counties.
The following was determined to be the priority ranking:


High Priority:



Medium Priority:


Low Priority:



Plan of Next Steps

High priority unmet needs will be achieved through a combination of funding sources ; New Freedom program, Section 5311, Section 5310, Section 5309, ARRA funding and Job Access with coordination from stakeholders in implementing of programs for greater efficiency. Medium priority unmet needs will be accomplished through new funding sources. Low priority unmet needs will be addressed when revenue sources are available or a new coordinated plan can be recognized.