A study to evaluate the transportation needs of Washington County residents with a focus on individuals with disabilities, seniors, and other transit dependent populations. The study included a review of existing conditions, and evaluation of barriers and gaps in the transportation system, and a series of strategy recommendations such as improved coordination of volunteer driver programs and recommendations to the efficiency of existing dial-a-ride and paratransit service. 

LOCATION //

Washington County, MN

WASHINGTON COUNTY

TRANSIT NEEDS STUDY

YEAR OF COMPLETION //

2017

CLIENT //

Washington County

THE PROJECT

OUR ROLE

Zan Associates led an inclusive stakeholder engagement program which included a range of activities specifically designed to target underrepresented populations. This included hosting several listening sessions and interviews with key user groups such as individuals with disabilities, seniors, veterans, service providers, low income residents, and communities of color. Zan also led a two-part stakeholder transportation summit, electronic questionnaires for both employers and transit users, and several pop-up events in the community. 

  • Technical Advisory Committee (TAC)

  • Project Management Team (PMT) 

  • Online survey

  • Community events

  • Pop-up events

  • Under-represented engagement

  • Coordination with stakeholders

  • Print graphics + materials