East-West Gateway (EWG) conducts coordinated human services transportation planning for the St. Louis region. As part of this planning, EWG develops the Coordinated Human Services Transportation Plan (CHSTP) which is a regional planning tool designed to help guide the investment of Federal Transit Administration (FTA) Enhanced Mobility of Seniors and Individuals with Disabilities (Section 5310) funding. EWG’s CHSTP was updated and approved by EWG’s Board of Directors in June 2016 in accordance with federal requirements. The CHSTP seeks to improve mobility for seniors and individuals with disabilities by assessing existing transportation services in the region, identifying gaps in the system, and prioritizing strategies to address those gaps.
2020 Plan Update
Per FTA requirements, the CHSTP must be updated at least every four years. Between August 2019 and January 2020, EWG organized a variety of engagement activities to develop the updated plan. This included circulating surveys and convening a Stakeholder Committee of local transportation providers and human service agencies to help identify gaps and unmet needs and generate strategies to address those gaps. The draft plan is available for review at the link below.
Coordinated Human Services Transportation Plan (CHSTP) – Draft
East-West Gateway is accepting comments on the draft CHSTP from March 30, 2020 through April 30, 2020. You can submit your comments on the draft plan via email to email@example.com or by mail to the address below. Mailed comments must be postmarked by April 30, 2020.
East-West Gateway Council of Governments
1 S. Memorial Drive, Suite 1600
St. Louis, MO 63102
Virtual Open Houses
Due to ongoing public health concerns regarding the coronavirus (COVID-19), the agency has canceled a series of public open houses and is moving to a virtual, online format. Two virtual open houses will allow the region’s residents to learn more about the plan, share their comments, and get answers to questions they may have. Links and information on how to access the virtual open houses will be available soon and posted here. If you have a comment or question you’d like addressed during one of the virtual open houses, please feel free to submit it ahead of time to CHSTP@ewgateway.org.