Today is: Tuesday, December 01, 2015

Transit Planning

A second workshop is being held to update the Coordinated Public Transit - Human Services Transportation Plan for Mahoning County, Ohio, and Mercer County, Pennsylvania. Workshop #2  will look at defining alternative means to coordination transportation in the bi-state region. Anyone wishing addition information should contact Mirta Reyes-Chapman

Mahoning County Workshop #2 will be held at:                                                  
YSU Williamson College of Business Administration, 
221 North Hazel Street, Youngstown, OH 44503                            
Thursday, December 10, 2015
8:30 a.m. – 11:30 a.m.                                         

Mercer County Workshop #2 will be held at:
Mercer County Council of Governments Offices
Conference Center – Room 3423 
2495 Highland Road, Hermitage, PA
Tuesday, December 8, 2015
8:30 a.m. – 11:30 a.m.      

Click to see the workshop agenda for Mahoning County, and click to fill out a Brief Survey for Coordination Alternatives.

The Coordinated Plan can be found at the following link:
Eastgate Regional Council of Governments

The Transit Development Program

The Transit Development Program (TDP) is developed on a yearly basis by Eastgate Regional Council of Governments with collaboration from local transit systems to document ongoing transit planning activities in Mahoning and Trumbull Counties. The TDP covers a five year planning horizon and identifies future transit capital improvements, fare structures, yearly transit ridership data, and transit changes that affect the Western Reserve Transit Authority (WRTA) and the Trumbull Transit System (TTS). Eastgate utilizes the TDP as a short range planning mechanism to identify capital improvement projects for programming future federal, state and local funding in Eastgate’s Transportation Improvement Program (TIP) and the State TIP.

The TDP also gives an overview of Eastgate’s bi-state urbanized area often referred to as the Youngstown OH-PA urbanized area. Federal transit allocations for urbanized areas are distributed within urban boundaries. The bi-state urbanized area funding allocations are split on a yearly basis, between the transit systems operating in the urban area. The TDP report only describes the Ohio transit systems operating in the urbanized area. Transit services in the Pennsylvania portion of the urbanized area are provided by the Shenango Valley Shuttle Service (SVSS). The SVSS transit planning activities are programmed through the Mercer County Council of Governments, the Mercer County Metropolitan Planning Organization, and the Mercer County Regional Planning Commission.

The TDP report is also available in CD and paper format by contacting Eastgate.

Eastgate's FY 2016-2020 TDP Final

Pedestrian Accessibility on Fixed Route Service Summary

Eastgate's FY 2015-2019 TDP Final

Transit Demographic Interactive Map

WRTA - FTA Section 5310 Approved Program Management Plan

TCTB - FTA Section 5310 Approved Program Management Plan 


Links of Interest:

Transit Agencies

Western Reserve Transit Authority (WRTA)

Trumbull Transit System (TTS)- for information please call 330-369-2600.  

Mercer County Community Transit (MCCT)

Shenango Valley Transit Authority (SVSS)

New Castle Area Transit Authority (NCATA)

Ashtabula County Transportation System (ACTS)


Federal and State Transit Links

ADA National Network

Federal Transit Administration (FTA)

National Transportation Institute (NTI)

Ohio Department of Public Transit

Transportation Research Board (TRB) 

Transportation Safety Institute (TSI)  

U.S. Bureau of Transportation Statistics

Transit Associations and Organizations

American Bus Association

American Public Transit Association (APTA)

Ohio Public Transit Association (OPTA)

Regional Transit Documents

Eastgate-Mercer Transportation Coordination Plan This is the FINAL Plan.

Resolution for Coordinated Transit PlanBoard Resolution for the Eastgate-Mercer Coordinated Transit Plan.