Rural & Human Services Transportation (RHST)
Coordination Plan Update
Georgia Department of Transportation is working with Department of Human Services (DHS) and Department of Community Health (DCH) to update the State’s Coordinated Rural and Human Services Transportation (RHST) Plan. To date, this effort has involved assessing the current extent of coordinated RHST efforts within Georgia and identifying ways to serve more trips across the state by improving efficiency, reducing redundancy, and leveraging new funding opportunities. Study efforts have been ongoing since 2010 and the current phase of activity will continue through March 2012.
Statewide Coordination Efforts
The RHST Coordination Plan Update recommends the implementation of Mobility Management at both the State and Regional levels – mobility management is a strategic approach that designates a dedicated resource, or Mobility Manager, to focus on identifying and implementing coordination principals and strategies that enhance and improve efficiency and levels of service for customers, ultimately helping to stretch the transportation dollar further. Ongoing activities in support of the mobility management initiative include: