MCAT planners are involved with reporting on and evaluating MCAT’s service. This includes evaluating current service but also thinking about what MCAT, Manatee County and the region will look like in the future.
The documents provided in this section are a combination of plans and planning documents that review current and potential future service.
Transportation Disadvantaged Service Plan (TDSP)
The Transportation Disadvantaged Service Plan (TDSP) is a five-year tactical plan that identifies how service delivery will occur in the coordinated transportation system. The Florida Commission for the Transportation Disadvantaged (CTD) regulates TDSPs, which must be approved by the Local Coordinating Board (LCB). The TDSP contains three main components: a development plan, a service plan and quality assurance. Each year, a plan update is developed.
Transit Development Plan (TDP)
The Transit Development Plan (TDP) is a strategic plan that captures information about transit agencies’ systems, public involvement plans, current operations, and a plan for future growth. The Florida Department of Transportation (FDOT) requires all transit operating agencies in the State of Florida to develop and adopt a ten-year TDP in order for agencies to receive operating assistance funding and potential discretionary grants. Each TDP update is reviewed by FDOT for consistency with TDP information requirements. Every five years, the transit agency goes through a major update process to the TDP to reflect changing economic, demographic and operating conditions and every year a status report update is required.