Workgroup Information Transportation & Housing

Integrate Housing and Transportation Plans

Long Term Outcome:

Decrease in combined housing and transportation costs per household, decrease in per capita Vehicle Miles Travelled and transportation-related emissions for the region, and increase proportion of low-and very-low income households within a 30 minute transit commute of major employment centers

Work Plan Tasks

Description Deliverable Timeframe
Engagement of regional transportation and housing experts on a team that will review existing reports, services and resources meetings of each committee in each county; compilation of existing inventories, resources May - October 2012
Review and document existing services, rates of use Conduct user survey in both counties of existing services, types of alternatives they would use; needs not addressed October 2012 - March, 2013
Analyze county-wide data to identify specific populations with high combined housing/transportation costs; identify housing/transportation resources fitting 30 minute commute time criteria. Prepare data by town, sub-region, socio-economic group, demographic October 2012 - March, 2013
Identify strategies to reduce hsg costs for those paying highest combined hsg & trans costs, e.g., energy conservation, housing rehabilitation, use of alternative transporation options Strategies specific to housing and transportation costs in each county July - December, 2012
Research use of alternative transit options in other rural areas Model programs from other states October 2012 - March, 2013
Research and data mining to fill in identified gaps in housing information Outline of housing information from research and identification of additional information needs October 2012 - March, 2013
Investigate linkage of alternative transportation modes to renewable energy development in region Potential linkages between alternative transportation and renewable energy  October 2012 - March, 2013
Host a rural transit conference Engage all service providers in conference; invite public, employers, other service providers  October, 2013
Assemble regional plan using data and policy elements to address Sensible Transportation Policy Act and Growth Management Law Regional plan that can be adopted by individual municipalities to address requirements of both statutes  Februrary, 2014