Transportation Coalition

Transportation Coalition


The Livingston County Transportation Coalition (LCTC) is the local body approved by Livingston County Human Services Collaborative Body to coordinate and oversee the health and human service transportation needs of the community. It has been the steward of the county wide Coordinated Transportation Plan for more than 15 years and has been honored via proclamation by the County Commissioners on multiple occasions. LCTC formally meets monthly (excluding one summer month) and utilizes consensus voting where each member's vote has the same voice and weight as any other member.

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Transportation Coalition

The Transportation Coalition was established in 2005 to begin to recognize the gaps in public transportation and pull together providers to identify strategies to eliminate these gaps. The work this group carries out involves the full gamut of transportation including but not limited to buses, ride sharing, cabs, Lyft, Uber, bike, pedestrian friendly options as well. All with a mind for inclusiveness and accessibility for all. 

Workgroup Goal  

To increase the awareness of transportation issues and improve multi modal public transportation in Livingston County.  Furthermore, to implement the Livingston County Transportation Master Plan. 


Workgroup Achievements:

Finalizing The Livingston County Transportation Master Plan.

Implementations and progress:

  1. Increased hours of operation during weekdays.
  2. Increased hours of operation on the Saturday schedule.
  3. Started a Sunday bus.
  4. Contracted with Hamburg Senior Center to provide more direct ride services to grocery stores and shopping. 
  5. Upgraded/diversified fleet vehicles to match the needs of riders.
  6. Contracted with St. Joseph Mercy Health, University of Michigan Health Systems and Providence to provide non-emergency transport to and from the hospitals. 
  7. Partnered with Michigan Flyer to have a stop in Brighton at the Meijer's for Airport/Commuter Services.  Book a ride go here: https://www.michiganflyer.com
  8. Created an advocacy and marketing website www.MoveLivCo.org to showcase our progress and achievements.
  9. Livingston County Trails Plan

There are still many more aspects to achieve, but with your help we can accomplish them.


Workgroup Objectives:

  1. Increase the availability of public transportation through:
    1. Increased service on evenings and weekends
    2. Increased coordination with service providers in neighboring counties
    3. Increase transportation options for all, no matter their hardships or handicaps.
  2. Increase the understanding of transportation needs, issues, and assets by community members, service providers, and decision makers.
  3. Ensure that riders and the public know that public transportation is safe to use with proper COVID-19 protocols in place.
  4. Become more knowledgeable about all modes of transportation, motorized and nonmotorized alike. 
  5. Maintain a viable community coalition that includes substantial involvement by consumers and transportation users.
  6. Reevaluate the needs of our community, consumers and riders to focus attention on the priorities that truly matter. 

Coalition Values

The values below are the fundamental, strategically sound beliefs of a broad coalition of stakeholders, the Livingston County Transportation Coalition.  These are divided between:

Core values: Those values that are deeply ingrained in the coalition that guide all of the coalition's decision and actions.

Aspirational values: Those values that a coalition needs to succeed in attaining the future transportation vision of the coalition.

Core Values

  1. The coalition should always reflect and promote the value of public transportation and work towards goals that improve the quality of life for the community.
  2. The coalition will always act with honesty, integrity and transparency.
  3. The coalition will be proactive in advocating for ever improving public transportation services in Livingston County.

Aspirational Values

All future transportation investments and services should:

  1. Be guided by systematic, rigorous planning towards a comprehensive, multimodal, integrated and efficient system.
  2. Reflect preferential service to the transit dependent residents, workers and visitors (vulnerable citizens).
  3. Provide equitable opportunity to access community resources.
  4. Reflect a balance of value to business and consumers.
  5. Be affordable and sustainable.
  6. Assure that all modes of transportation are safe.
  7. Be implemented through phased growth that minimizes risk and maximizes value.
  8. Incorporate innovative solutions, including those driven by technology and supported, where applicable, by multiple transportation providers and public-private partnerships.
  9. Improve the environmental impacts of transportation in and around our county.

The processes to define and develop improved options for public transportation should:

  1. Involve collaboration of a diverse array of all stakeholders engaged through civility and thoughtful discussion.
  2. Lead to data and citizen driven decisions.
  3. Amplify the voice of need over the voice of control.


Join the Conversation

Visit our Facebook Page for more information about activities and efforts to improve transportation in and around Livingston County

https://www.facebook.com/Livingston-County-Transportation-Coalition-1768190890123600

To get involved in advocating for better transportation for all in Livingston County go to www.MoveLivCo.org or find us on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/MoveLivCo.


Member Organizations:

  • Chambers of Commerce/DDA's (4): Greater Brighton Chamber of Commerce, Howell Chamber of Commerce, Hartland Area Chamber of Commerce, Howell Downtown Development Authority.
  • Seniors Centers/Programs (5): Area Agency on Aging 1-B, Brighton Senior Center, Hartland Senior Center, Fowlerville Senior Center, Senior Reach Program.
  • Health Care (4): Community Mental Health Dept., St. Joseph Mercy Health Care System, Providence Hospital, University of Michigan Health Systems.
  • Human Services/Disabilities (6): Livingston Center for Independent Living, The Arc of Livingston, Human Services Collaborative Body, Michigan Rehabilitation Services, Special Ministries, Oakland Livingston Human Service Agency (OLHSA).
  • Transportation Providers Agencies (5):  Livingston Essential Transportation Services (LETS), People's Express, Howell Cab, Michigan Department of Transportation, Michigan Flyer.
  • Businesses (13): Beck Development, Excel Employment, First Impressions Printing, Five Star Signs, Friends of Lakeland Trust, Key Plastics, Realtor, The Marketeer, Thai Summit, Tri-Bar Manufacturing, March Plating, Work Skills Corporation, Hymes Coaching & Services.
  • Planners (5):  Conway Township Planning, City of Howell Planning, Howell Township Planning, Huron-Clinton Metroparks Planning Department, Livingston County Planning Department
  • Education/Students (3): Cleary University, Howell Public Schools, Livingston Educational Service Agency (LESA)
  • Environmental Organizations (1): Crossroads Group Sierra Club
  • Municipalities/County (8): City of Brighton, City of Howell, Hamburg Township, Marion Township, Green Oak Township, Conway Township, Livingston County Administration, Livingston County Board of Commissioners
  • Faith-based Community/Charitable (4):  Livingston County Catholic Charities, St. Mary Magdalen Catholic Church, LOVE INC, Livingston County United Way
  • Transportation Advocacy (2):  Friends of Wally (North-South Commuter Rail), Michigan Association of Railroad Passengers
  • Residents and Users of Transportation Services (28)

The Coalition is far more that a collection of organizations that meets monthly to discuss issues.  Members are active in advancing and even providing transportation in the county.  Members will continue this active collaboration for implementation of the remaining recommendations in the Transportation Master Plan, through the coordination of the Chair, Neal Glazebrook and Vice Chair, Mark Hymes (2020-2021).

Join the Coalition

The Coalition meets on the 2nd Tuesday of each month from 3pm-4:00pm via the Zoom app.  Email ajohnston@cmhliv.org if you would like to attend.

Please contact ajohnston@cmhliv.org for a list of current members.


Partnership

Success of the Transportation Coalition depends upon the ongoing commitment of Livingston County Organizations, officials, local government and residents to develop a county-wide plan for transportation.  Members are required to demonstrate their commitment on behalf of themselves and their organizations.  Below are the organizations represented on the Steering Committee.

 

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