Three Rivers Regional Commission
Rural Public Transportation Program
The follow partnerships works closely with the TRRC Rural Public Transportation Program (The Five County Transit Program, Carroll Connection, and Meriwether County Transit Program), as well as our other regional transit programs in Coweta, Heard, and Troup Counties:
GEORGIA DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION (GDOT)
As a primary Grant recipient responsible for administering FTA funds, GDOT is responsible for developing and implementing comprehensive Grant Management oversight activities. These activities are designed to educate, evaluate and ensure that all sub grantees are informed and in compliance with FTA required reporting
GEORGIA DEPARTMENT OF HUMAN SERVICES (DHS)
The Transportation Services Section, within the Office of Facilities and Support Services, administers the DHS Coordinated Transportation System. The system is designed to provide transportation services to consumers of the division within the Department of Human Services (DHS) as well as consumers of the Department of Behavioral Health and Developmental Disabilities (DBHDD) and the Georgia Vocational Rehabilitation Agency (GVRA). Therefore, the system is a human service transportation system.
The Regional Transportation Offices (RTO) are responsible for the daily programmatic administration of transportation in their geographical areas. The RTO is the focal point within each region and is responsible for transportation provider monitoring and compliance; funding management; fleet management, and transportation coordination efforts.
The coordinated transportation system operates through a series of purchase of service contracts within each region. Providers are a mix of governmental entities, for profits, and private non profits. In many regions, a lead provider is the prime contractor, such as a Regional Commission, which provides overall contract management in coordination with the RTO and subcontractors
PARTNERSHIP BETWEEN GDOT AND DHS
The Georgia Department of Transportation (GDOT), in partnership with the Department of Human Services (DHS) and the Department of Community Health (DCH ) work together to provide Rural and Human Services Transportation (RHST ), which is defined as mobility services provided for the benefit of disadvantaged populations, including persons with disabilities, older adults, and persons without a vehicle. RHST includes services provided by public transit operators, human service agencies, private providers, and private nonprofit agencies. RHST includes a broad range of service options designed to meet the varying needs of the transportation disadvantaged depending on their abilities, environment, and the transportation options available within their communities.