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- Do you or your organization help people travel within the Antelope Valley?
- Do you or your organization’s members/clients use Dial-A-Ride?
- Do you or your organization’s members/clients walk or bicycle to get where you need to go?
- Do you or your organization’s members/clients rely on public transportation or others for your travel needs?
- Do you or your organization’s members/clients ever miss appointments because you don’t have a ride?
If you answered “yes” to any of these questions, we want to hear from you! The Antelope Valley Transit Authority (AVTA) Mobility Management Project is a Federally funded planning effort to identify and address transportation needs within the Antelope Valley. With everyone’s help, we can develop mobility strategies that best suit the needs of Antelope Valley residents.
PurposeAt its core, Mobility Management is simple: Transportation providers, social service agencies, and healthcare providers work cooperatively to ensure essential/life-line transportation is available to a community’s most vulnerable populations. The focus is on coordination, cooperation, and education versus simply introducing new – often unsustainable – services.
Project Goals :
- Identify gaps in regional communication.
- Identify gaps in regional coordination of transportation.
- Quantify mobility needs throughout the region.
- Coordinate the most effective and efficient use of available resources, regardless of source classification (i.e., private, public, non-profit).
Client/Member BenefitsYour clients/members will benefit from strategies developed as part of the mobility management project, which may include taxi vouchers, a volunteer driver program, a one-stop call center, mobility training, and transportation coordination among public and non-profit agencies.
AVTA, as the project sponsor, is committed to taking the lead for this important project. But it can’t do it alone. Project partners are essential for an effort such as this to succeed. In addition to enhancing the quality of life for your clients/members, your organization will benefit as well. By sharing resources across the public, private, and non-profit sectors, you may be able to realize cost efficiencies and program improvements through:
- Shared maintenance, insurance, and driver training programs;
- One-call information center;
- Streamlined communication practices;
- Coordinated marketing; and
- Assistance in identifying and applying for additional funding sources/grants.
Learn MoreThere are many public, private, and commuter transportation services traveling within, into, and out of the Antelope Valley. Effective public transportation provides access to jobs, shopping, healthcare, schools, and other essential services while promoting economic growth, reducing traffic and parking congestion, and improving air quality. AVTA’s Mobility Management Plan will look at all transportation services in the Valley so as to identify gaps between current transportation services and what is really needed, quantify the mobility needs throughout the Valley, and improve coordination among transportation providers. Even if you don’t use public transportation, it is easy to see how an effective transportation program positively impacts the quality of life for residents and visitors alike.
Online ResourcesPlease click on the following links for additional information and resources on Mobility Management and Coordinated Transportation.
- American Public Transportation Association (APTA)
- California Association for Coordinated Transportation (CalACT)
- California Department of Transportation
- Community Transportation Association of America (CTAA)
- Easter Seals Project Action
- Federal Transportation Administration (FTA)
- The Transit Research Board
- The Transit Cooperative Research Program
- United We Ride
There are several ways to participate in the planning process, and we encourage your input! Please take a moment to complete our Employer or Employee survey, and check back often for upcoming community meetings.
Regularly scheduled meetings of the Valley’s various transportation-related boards and task forces are open to the public and your input is welcome. Upcoming meetings are listed below:
Every third Tuesday
AVAQMD Offices - Lancaster, CA
Call AVBOT Offices
Every fourth Tuesday
AVTA Board Room (submit speaker card)
Call for time - (661) 723-6089
Lancaster City Council Chambers
Moving Ahead!The Antelope Valley Transit Authority would like to thank those who participated in our various mobility surveys and outreach events. Your input has been extremely helpful, and is currently being reviewed. The next phase of the Plan has already begun, which includes coordinating with local stakeholders and moving forward with establishing a steering committee to regularly discuss and guide mobility improvements throughout the Valley. Check back frequently, Board meetings regarding this plan will be announced as they are established.