Mobility Yes! Transit Riders Information Project (MY TRIP) was a two-year Federal Transit Administration (FTA) United We Ride State Mobility Management Coordination grant that was awarded to Illinois as a pilot community program to increase mobility for rural areas. The grant period extended from May 1, 2010 until April 30, 2012. During this two-year grant, Mobility Coaches created a “Transit Toolkit” that offers a set of resources to develop, improve and evaluate transit services. The Toolkit includes a Mobility Management library, a set of tools and templates to help rural transit systems develop infrastructure for mobility management and ensure outreach to customers; and a framework for conducting rural travel trainings. Also, as part of MY TRIP 1, Mobility Coaches provided rural travel training to help non-riders become more comfortable with public transportation.
MY TRIP 2 was a two-year Federal Transit Administration (FTA) and State of Illinois funded New Freedom Grant to streamline the processes to be implemented to effectively use the tools and templates created under MY TRIP to help rural transit systems develop infrastructure for mobility management and ensure outreach to customers. The grant also provided funding for creating a framework for conducting rural travel trainings. The grant period extended from July 1, 2013 until June 30, 2015.