What is a Transportation Disadvantaged Service Plan (TDSP)?
The TDSP is a completely different document from the TDP, although they are often confused. The TDSP is developed by the Community Transportation Coordinator (CTC) and the planning agency under the guidance and approval of the local coordinating board (LCB). It is a statutory requirement of Chapter 427 of State Statutes. The plan is an annually updated tactical plan with components of development, service and quality assurance. Through the local LCB’s involvement in the review and approval of the TDSP, the LCB is able to guide and support the CTC in implementing coordination efforts or locally developed service standards that are consistent with the needs and resources of the community. It is submitted to the Commission for Transportation Disadvantaged (CTD) for final action. The following two documents describe the CTD, the CTC and TDSP and explain their purpose for transportation planning.
- Chapter 427 of State Statutes – Special Transportation and Communications Services
- MOA and Transportation Disadvantaged Service Plan Instruction Manual
- Adopted Major TDSP Updates – All adopted major updates for Florida transit systems are posted to the resource center. View these TDSPs as examples of how others have addressed the various elements of a TDSP within the context of the unique characteristics of their respective communities and local preferences and priorities. These documents may also help to support regional coordination and planning initiatives.