CHST Plans identify the transportation needs of individuals with disabilities, older adults, and people with low incomes, and prioritize transportation services for funding and implementation.
Federal transit law requires coordinated public transit-human services transportation (CHST) plans to be locally developed. All federal funding under the Enhanced Mobility of Seniors and Individuals with Disabilities (Section 5310) program must be consistent and in keeping with the findings, goals, and objectives outlined in these plans. Learn about federal funding on our Funding Opportunities & Resources page.
In Massachusetts, Regional Planning Agencies are responsible for developing CHST Plans. The development of the plans must incorporate public participation, including representatives of human services and local transportation providers. Contact your Regional Planning Agency for more information on how to get involved. In fall 2014, all Regional Planning Agencies in Massachusetts are currently updating their plans.
Find Your Regional CHST Plan
- Berkshires CHST Plan - October 2014
- Barnstable Area CHST plan (Cape Cod) - July 2008
- Central Massachusetts - July 2007
- Franklin County – not available online; contact the Transportation Planning Department
- Greater Boston CHST plan - June 2010
- Martha's Vineyard CHST plan - September 2008
- Merrimack Valley CHST Plan - 2007
- Montachusett Region (scroll to “Transit” section) - June 2008
- Nantucket - not available on line; contact Nantucket's Planning Office
- Northern Middlesex
- Old Colony (South Shore) - 2009
- Pioneer Valley- 2011
- Southeast Region- December 2014
This information is provided by Human Service Transportation Office.