Transportation Collaboration

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The Story County Transportation Collaboration includes representatives from groups and organizations that share an interest in reducing barriers to health and human service needs in the county. The group includes representatives from a number of organizations, human/health service agencies and transportation providers.  The collaboration encourages all transportation providers and human/health service agencies to join this group to be more knowledgeable about the available transportation within Story County.  Individuals with transportation barriers are also welcome to join this group.

Mission / Purpose:

Works to identify the transportation challenges members of the community and to develop the partnerships to help address the needs

Participating / Collaborating Organizations:
Access, Ames Area Metropolitan Planning Organization (AAMPO), Ames Transit Agency (CyRide), A Mid-Iowa Organizing Strategy (AMOS), BooST (Early Childhood Iowa), Central Iowa Community Services, Heartland Senior Services, Heart of Iowa Regional Transit Agency (HIRTA), Mid-Iowa Community Action, Retired Senior Volunteer Program (RSVP), The Salvation Army, United Way of Story County (UWSC).

Key goals include:
  • Access to medical care
  • Educating general public & providers on transportation options – “Do you need a ride?” campaign
  • Public input into the Ames Area MPO's Passenger Transportation Plan
          – Identify transportation needs and gaps
  • Addressing needs of specific populations

Important Transportation Links:

Schedule of Meetings

The Transportation Collaboration (TC) meets on the second Wednesday, on a quarterly basis unless otherwise needed, as stated on the dates listed below beginning at 1:00pm at the United Way of Story County (UWSC); 315 Clark Ave.; Ames IA.  UWSC is located just south of Ames City Hall next to Hy-Vee Drug Town. (click for a link to map). 

The TC meetings are open to include members of the Demand Response Service Task Force. The Task Force group developed a communication & 23-point action plan to improve demand response service in Ames which may be reviewed quarterly at a scheduled TC meeting. 

If anyone would like to join the Transportation Collaboration group or receive communication regarding transportation issues within Ames, please contact the United Way of of Story County at 515- 268-5142.

A schedule of upcoming meetings and agenda/minutes are listed below:


 Transportation Collaboration Agenda


 2020  January 15, April 8, July 8, October 7
 2019  January 9, April 10, October 9
 January 9

 January 10; April 13; August 8, October 10

 January 10, April 13, August 8, October 10

2017  January 11; April 19; July 12; October 11
 January 11, April 19, July 12

 January 13February 10;March 9, 2016; April 13; July 13


Expanded TC Meetings were identified in bold during 2016.
All Transportation Collaboration meetings are open to all human service agencies.


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