East Central Regional Transit Coordination Council





Regional Transit Coordination Councils

Coordination between transportation providers and service agencies has been a goal and strategy to fill transportation gaps, provide more service with the same or fewer resources, streamline access to transportation and provide customers more options of where and when to travel.

Goal for Regional Transportation Coordination Councils
The state agencies would provide support for creating a statewide framework of 8-10 Regional Transportation Coordination Councils throughout Minnesota in order to break down transportation barriers and offer a seamless system of transportation services. The Regional Transportation Coordination Councils would be responsible for coordinating transportation services through a network of existing public, private and non-profit transportation providers.

Regional Transportation Coordination Councils will be developed in Greater Minnesota after consultation with stakeholders through a webinar and regional stakeholder meetings. Development of a structure for coordination in the seven-county Metropolitan Area will be guided by feedback received through the Twin Cities stakeholder meeting.

Potential Tasks of the Regional Transportation Coordination Councils
• Lead activities to and advance coordination throughout region.
• Exercise the authority to make change based on a formal governing framework.
• Employ dedicated staff to implement change.
• Provide technical assistance to facilitate human service program vehicle sharing.
• Establish transportation provider performance standards for service, vehicles, and personnel.
• Actively participate in and/or lead the FTA required local transportation coordination plan process.
• Utilize a cost accounting system to accurately reflect the full costs of providing transportation services.
• Share quality assurance data and uniform reporting among stakeholders.
• Develop or promote existing van pool or rideshare services.
• Oversee volunteer driver programs or coordination of volunteer programs.
• Establish or promote existing travel training programs.
• Provide feedback to the Minnesota Council on Transportation Access as to what is working and where state level assistance may be needed.

Regional Transportation Coordination Council Benefits
• Increase efficiencies that may be achieved through more grouping of individuals traveling to the same destination or reduced duplication of services and/or vehicles.
• Enhanced access to social and health services, education and employment.
• Improved use of resources: For example, if the same services can be provided with fewer vehicles, then funds spent on insurance and capital is reduced. Other resources that could be shared include staff training, computer software, or call center staff.
• Coordination and collaboration can result in providing transportation in ways that contribute to livable communities and a vital economy.



ECRTCC Advisory Board Members 7-16-21

Meeting Date ECRTCC Meeting Notes ECRTCC Presentations
May 11, 2023 May 2023 ECRTCC Advisory Board Meeting Agenda with notes 5 22 2023 b May 11 2023 Advisory Board Meeting Logic Model Task descriptions a
March 9, 2023 March 2023 ECRTCC Advisory Board Meeting agenda with notes b
January 12, 2023 January 12 2023 ECRTCC Advisory Board Meeting agenda b Enterprise Commute Power Point 1.12.2023
Shared Vehicle Exploration meeting questions b
January 24, 2023 Notes from HUB focus discussion b
November 10, 2022 November 2022 ECRTCC Advisory Board Meeting agenda with notes 2a
September 8, 2022 Sept 8 2022 Advisory Board Meeting ppp with notes f-1
June 10, 2021 ECRTCC meeting review 6-10-21
April 1, 2021 ECRTCC meeting review 4-1-21 ECRTCC Agenda 4-1-21
January 27, 2021 ECRTCC meeting review 1-27-21
May 4, 2020 ECRTCC meeting review 5-4-20 ECRTCC meeting information 5-4-20
April 23, 2020 Postponed to 5/4/20
February 27, 2020 ECRTCC meeting review 2-27-20
December 19, 2019 ECRTCC meeting review 12-19-19
October 31, 2019 ECRTCC meeting review 10-31-19
August 22, 2019 ECRTCC meeting review 8-22-19
June 27, 2019 ECRTCC meeting review 6-27-19 ECRTCC meeting Power Point 6-27-19
March 21, 2019 ECRTCC meeting review 3-21-19 ECRTCC meeting Power Point 3-21-19
January 10, 2019 ECRTCC meeting review 1-10-19 ECRTCC meeting Power Point 1-10-19
November 8, 2018 ECRTCC meeting review 11-8-18 ECRTCC meeting Power Point 11-8-18
September 26, 2018 ECRTCC meeting review 9-26-18 ECRTCC meeting Power Point 9-26-18 without maps
August 23, 2018 ECRTCC meeting Power Point 8-23-18