Region 8 Human Services Transportation Plan Committee

Region 8 Human Services Transportation Plan Committee

The Human Services Transportation Plan (HSTP) is a unified, locally-derived, comprehensive plan for delivery of public and specialized transportation that services persons with disabilities, older adults, and persons with limited incomes by:

  • Identifying transportation needs, gaps, and barriers;
  • Outlining strategies for coordination of transportation to better address those needs; and
  • Prioritizing the transportation projects.

Region 8 encompasses the following counties within East Central Illinois: Champaign, Clark, Coles, Cumberland, DeWitt, Douglas, Edgar, Macon, Moultrie, Piatt, Shelby & Vermillion. The Region 8 Human Services Transportation Plan Committee meets on the third Thursday of March, June, September, and December each year. The Committee helps plan, develop, and assist in the deployment of transportation programs that maximize the use of available transportation services and scarce public capital and operating funding. The HSTP Region 8 is composed of Policy (representative from each county), Technical (stakeholder agencies), and Advisory Committees (representative from a Metropolitan Planning Organization (MPO) and/or 5307 Transit Provider from the urban areas within the Region).

Technical Committee

  • Emily Dobson (Chair) - Soyland Access to Independent Living
  • Larry Fisher - CCAR Industries
  • Beth Beck-Marts - Central Illinois Public Transit
  • Brad Parks - Developmental Services Center
  • Kaycie Sanders - Dial-A-Ride
  • Lynette Ashmore - LifeLinks
  • Paul Cook - Moultrie County Beacon
  • Jeffrey Drake - Rides Mass Transit District
  • Laura Dick - SHOW BUS
  • Sheila Greuel - East Central Illinois Area Agency on Aging
  • Derrick Brawner - Health Alliance
  • Sue Adams-Snelson - Macon Resources, Inc.
  • Ron Frost - Shelby County Community Services, Inc.

Policy Committee

  • Kelly Lockhart (Chair) - Coles County
  • Bill Wagoner (Vice-Chair) - Douglas County
  • Roger Glazebrook - Moultrie County
  • Jonathan Kaye - Cumberland County