Transportation ServicesST. LUCIE COUNTY*
St Lucie County is the Community Transportation Coordinator tasked with assessing community transportation needs, identifying solutions to those needs, and integrating existing providers and funding sources into a coordinated system.
A recent award for the development of a One Call Center has been received. These funds can only be used for capital purchases such as hardware and software and will allow the existing contracted service provider to expand its ability to provide community education about transportation options, schedule trips with other network providers and coordinate dispatch of vehicles county-wide. Alternative funding must be identified for operational costs to ensure that transportation services can expand to meet the increased capacity available through the one call center.
The County contracts with the Council on Aging of St. Lucie, Inc. - Community Transit Division to provide bus services for residents and visitors. Two specific services are provided.
- Six fixed routes for public bus service.
- Fixed routes were initiated in 2002.
- Have scheduled designated stops along specific routes throughout the County.
- Reservations are not required, but it is recommended that riders arrive at least 5 minutes early.
- Door-to-door Demand Response trips for eligible disadvantaged individuals and seniors.
- Began in 1990.
- Curb-to-curb service
- Trips must be scheduled at least 24 hours in advance.
Community Transit more than 200,000 trips annually with services being provided from 7 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday through Friday, excluding holidays. The service funded with federal, state and local grants, as well as a small fee paid by riders. Rates may be discounted for seniors and those with disabilities. Call 772-464-RIDE (7433) or visit: http://www.treasurecoastconnector.com/ for more information.
TRANSPORTATION COORDINATION NETWORK
The TCN is a collaborative network comprised of local transportation providers and human service organizations that have partnered to:
Identify gaps in services
Bridge transportation gaps
Educate residents and visitors about existing transportation options
Improve the quality of life for residents
Increase access to services and life activities.
Identify funding to expand and sustain transportation services.
The primary objective is to provide safe, dependable and affordable transportation services with a focused goal of addressing the current gaps in services in creative ways.
This service is provided by MV Transportation www.mvtransit.com and is for non-emergency transport for Medicaid eligible individuals for medical trips.
Open Monday through Friday 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
Trips must be scheduled at least 3 business days prior to an appointment.
Seven days advanced notice is recommended.
Call (877) 722-9334 to apply for assistance, to schedule trips, or to report concerns.
Medicaid transportation is funded thorugh the Commission for the Transportation Disadvantaged. Call the CTD Helpline at (800) 983-2435 with quesitons or concerns.
437 North 7th Street
Fort Pierce, FL 34950
(772) 462-1777 * Fax: (772) 462-2094
*Title VI and the Americans With Disabilities Act (ADA) policy statement - St. Lucie County is committed to compliance with the Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 and all related regulations and directives. St. Lucie County assures that no person is discriminated against on the basis of race, color, national origin, gender, disability or age. For information on the grievance process, click here. To file a concern with the County under this title, click here. To file under the Federal Transit Administration, click here.
All information included in these pages is subject to change and/or revision without notice.
Online Dialogue for Transportation ServicesThe County is currently hosting an online dialogue about local transportation needs, challenges and opportunities. Access to reliable and affordable transportation is vital for work, education, medical services, social activities and more.
The web-based discussion is for everyone interested in improving transportation on the Treasure Coast. The site provides a place for lively discussions on overcoming barriers, forming partnerships, and improving communication to increase access to transportation. Everyone is invited to share. Community-based organizations, transportation professionals, transportation disadvantaged individuals and more are encouraged to join in the dialogue and brainstorming. Military families, veterans and organizations that support them have a unique point of view on the needs and potential solutions for veterans and their families. Representatives are urged to actively participate to bring those views to the discussion.
This dialogue will help shape local strategies to find solutions for transportation needs. Visit the ePolicyWorks online dialogue http://stluciecovtcliepolicyworks.ideascale.com between Nov. 4-25. Once registered, participants may submit ideas and comments about ideas, as well as rate those ideas they think are the most important.
Transit Development PlanSt. Lucie County Council on Aging and the Community Services Department will be holding upcoming open houses to receive information and give input on the future of the bus system in the County. The meetings are free and open to the public and will take place at the following locations.
- Tuesday, Nov. 12 from 11 a.m. – 2 p.m. at the Fort Pierce office of the Council of Aging of St. Lucie County, 1505 Orange Avenue, Fort Pierce, Fla. 34950 .
- Tuesday, Nov. 12 from 4:30 – 7:30 p.m. at the Port St. Lucie office of the Council on Aging of St. Lucie County, 2501 SW Bayshore Boulevard, Port St. Lucie, Fla. 34984
Please visit one of these outreach events and share your thoughts and ideas.
Alternatively, you can provide comments via an online survey at: www.surveymonkey.com/s/stluciecountybusblueprint. For more information, please contact Ryan Suarez with Tindale-Oliver & Associates at 813-224-8862 or email@example.com and reference the St. Lucie County Bus Blueprint.
Written comments can be mailed to: Tindale-Oliver and Associates, Attention: St. Lucie County Bus Blueprint, 1000 North Ashley Drive, Suite 400, Tampa, Fla. 33602. Comments will be accepted through Nov. 17.
Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 prohibits discrimination on the basis of race, color, or national origin in programs and activities receiving Federal financial assistance. Public participation is solicited without regard to race, color, national origin, age, sex, religion, disability, income or family status.