Why should Delawareans care about mobility?
Personal mobility is often taken for granted, but is essential to one’s quality of life. Reliable transportation is needed to connect Delawareans to jobs, education, healthcare, social and community services, and other life-sustaining services. Yet, many Delaware residents are unable to provide their own transportation or have difficulty accessing public transportation. Transportation-disadvantaged individuals may face barriers to reliable transportation due to disability, income, age, inability to drive, lack of car ownership, veteran’s status, or a combination of reasons.
What is Mobility in Motion?
The state of Delaware recognizes the importance of personal mobility. The Delaware Transit Corporation (DTC), operating as DART First State Transit, has launched Mobility in Motion. This initiative invites Delawareans to envision and provide critical input on the future of mobility in Delaware.
How will information be used?
Public input and data will be gathered to identify public transit and human services transportation barriers, challenges, and gaps in services in Delaware. The information will be used to develop a Coordinated Public Transit—Human Services Transportation Plan, or “Coordinated Plan,” for the State of Delaware. The Coordinated Plan will serve as a strategic framework for addressing the state’s existing and future mobility needs. Developed through collaboration with stakeholders and public input, the Coordinated Plan will provide a path forward to:
- Identify, prioritize, and fund human-services transportation programs and innovative projects;
- Facilitate coordination and maximize resources to meet Delaware’s increasing transportation needs for the general public and transportation-disadvantaged individuals;
- Develop strategies to improve access to transportation and enhance mobility for target populations
- Align the plan with Innovation in Motion, Delaware’s long-range transportation plan.