One of the overarching policy recommendations of the Community, Social Service and Paratransit Transportation Commission Report is to form Regional Coordinating Councils (RCCs) that will address paratransit and community transportation service gaps and recommendations from the Report at the local level.
RCCs are voluntary advisory bodies, which will provide a forum for open discussion, information exchange, and decision making about regional transportation priorities. RCCs are an opportunity for a wide-range of local stakeholders to come together to:
- Identify unmet needs, articulate regional priorities, and build coalitions around new projects in mobility and transportation
- Coordinate existing services at the local level to serve more people and increase sustainability of services
- Communicate local unmet needs and mobility priorities to planning agencies (for their coordinated plan updates), MassDOT, the Executive Office of Health and Human Services (EOHHS), and other state agencies
- Participate in a statewide campaign to raise awareness of the important role that community transportation services play for seniors, people with disabilities, and all Massachusetts residents.