APD Transportation Study
Introduction and Purpose
The Agency for Persons with Disabilities (“Agency” or “APD”) is working with its vendor(s), Ann Storck Center, Inc. (Tindale Oliver and Associates, & Trans4Mind LLC) as the “APD Transportation Study Team” to assess and redesign its transportation business model.
APD provides transportation services to approximately 11,000 individuals with developmental disabilities (DD). This represents a small percentage of statewide coordinated service trips (less than 8%). APD has a great understanding of the DD customer’s travel purpose and needs through its close relationships in coordinating eligible Medicaid services to DD customers. Most APD clients use alternative transportation providers, who provide transportation services outside of the coordinated transportation system, for their iBudget waiver funded trips.
The APD Transportation Study Team major service goals:
To provide an assessment of APD’s current transportation business model.
To provide an analysis comparing APD negotiated transportation waiver rates with transportation rates of the transportation disadvantaged coordinated system and community transportation coordinators. This analysis must include recommendations for a formal rate structure process.
To design a new APD transportation business model to include a functional implementation plan with associated cost, infrastructure, resource allocation and timeline for implementation.
The Agency is required to submit a final report to the Governor, President of the Senate, and Speaker of the House of Representatives in February 2019, per Specific Appropriation 251 of Chapter 2018-009, Laws of Florida.
Stakeholder Data Request
The APD Transportation Study Team is requesting data sets from key stakeholders to begin the assessment process. The please complete Exhibit A - Initial Data Request, which is a list of the requested information that will prove useful for the Team. In the event your organization has additional information that you believe is useful please feel free to include. Information can be emailed to firstname.lastname@example.org or uploaded to the APD Study Dropxbox account HERE.
Transportation Provider Data Request
The APD Transportation Study Team is conducting a situational appraisal of existing transportation services of providers in Florida. This assessment will be used to identify and evaluate the available transportation resources and services existing within the State as well as opportunities to better serve our residents' transportation needs. It will allow us to present accurate data on the barriers faced by agencies and individuals, with respect to transportation in an effort to present potential solutions and options available for APD.
Your agency’s input and support of this assessment is essential. Please take 5 minutes to complete this preliminary questionnaire.
Should you have any questions or need further information on this effort. Please do not hesitate to contact the Team.
APD Transportataion Executive Steering Committee
The Agency for Persons with Disabilities (APD or Agency) is working to assess and redesign its transportation business model. APD provides transportation services to approximately 11,000 individuals with developmental disabilities (DD) throughout Florida. The new business model will include a functional implementation plan with associated cost, infrastructure, resource allocation and timeline for implementation.
To accomplish this goal APD engaged a vendor, the APD Transportation Study Team, which is seeking community stakeholder input for the project. Attached is a request for you to participate in the APD Transportation Study Team's "Executive Steering Committee."
The Committee will convene on 3 occasions, remotely, via webinar, for 1 hour presentations from the APD Study Team. The Committee will be provided with documentation and reports as soon as possible, but will be asked to provide insights on assessments, proposed solutions, and partnership opportunities during these meetings through the Team's webinar.