Public Transportation - Grants - Human Services Transportation Plan

This page provides information and resources for regional transportation planning organizations (RTPOs) and other organizations who update local human services transportation plans. It also provides information about the Statewide Human Services Transportation Plan.

Statewide Human Services Transportation Plan

Along with partners across the state, WSDOT developed the statewide Human Services Transportation Plan (pdf 1.5 mb) to coordinate the transportation needs and interests of all Washington residents. Created with the help of 14 RTPOs in our state, the plan serves a number of purposes:

  • Identifies service gaps and challenges.
  • Compiles and consolidates best practices from around the state and beyond.
  • Recommends strategies to improve access to transportation throughout the state.
  • Focuses on delivering transportation services to people with special needs; and to those who are unable to transport themselves due to physical or mental limitations, income or age.

Local Human Services Transportation Plans

The statewide HSTP advances key themes and common strategies from each of the 14 RTPO-sponsored plans to a statewide level. In developing the plan, WSDOT sought strategies that encompassed multiple service areas. Regional efforts identified local needs and unique issues that the statewide plan was designed to address.

The HSTP partners include all 14 RTPOs in Washington state, as well as special needs transportation service providers, social service non-profits, tribal governments and transportation organizations, veterans, local and regional transit agencies, and other municipal agencies.

To review a local HSTP, contact the RTPO (pdf 1 mb) behind its development.

Training and guidance
WSDOT offers guidance and instructions (pdf 106 kb) for developing and updating a local HSTP. We also provide this helpful digest of tips and resources (pdf 29 kb).

Three short video presentations are also available that provide additional direction: