Short Range Transit Plans
The Federal Transit Administration requires that any transit agency receiving federal funds directly must have a current Short Range Transit Plan (SRTP). Likewise, SACOG, as the Regional Transportation Planning Agency, requires that any transit agency receiving State Transportation Development Act Funds must have a current SRTP. A Short Range Transit Plan (SRTP) is the document that generally plans out transit services and operations. The SRTP planning period is generally five years, but SRTPs may cover a longer period, typically seven to 10 years. Through the SRTP update process, the transit system, fleet needs, capital and operating costs and revenues, and new transit services or projects are assessed, and recommendations made. Links to current SRTPs for the region’s transit operators are below.
SACOG assists the regional transit operators in obtaining funds to complete SRTPs, Long Range Transit Plans (LRTPs), Comprehensive Operational Analyses, etc. SACOG staff also carries out special projects to assist the region’s transit operators as the need arises. Two current projects are implementation of the Connect Card universal tranist fare card and Connectivity Study.