Regional Transportation Plan


A Regional Transportation Plan was adopted by the HSTCC in 2009. This plan determined transportation needs from local areas utilizing citizen input. These needs were then presented to the Transportation Advisory Committee and incorporated into this plan. Four main goals were stated in this document:


  • System Preservation and Safety

  • Access and Mobility

  • Sustaining the Environment

  • Maintain Accountability and Planning


The Regional Transportation Plan has been combined with the HSTCC's Comprehensive Economic Development Strategy (CEDs) which is a plan required by the Economic Development Agency (EDA). 


If you have any questions, please email Nikki Hill or call at 417-649-6400

Regional Public Transit Plan


The Harry S Truman Coordinating Council (HSTCC) in coordination with the Joplin Area Transportation Study Organization (JATSO), the Missouri Department of Transportation (MoDOT), and the Missouri Association of Councils of Government (MACOG), is updating the Public Transit – Human Services Transportation Coordination Plan for Barton, Jasper, Newton, and McDonald Counties.

The four main objectives of the Plan are to identify;


  • current transportation providers

  • identify transportation needs for older adults

  • people with low income

  • individuals with disabilities


identify strategies and/or activities that address gaps in service or achieve efficiency in service delivery; and prioritize strategies for implementing specific strategies/activities based on resources, time, and feasibility. Your participation in the development of this Public Transit – Human Services Transportation Coordination Plan helps our region meet the requirements established in the Federal Transportation Law. 


On July 6, 2012, President Obama signed into law P.L. 112-141, the Moving Ahead for Progress in the 21st Century Act (MAP-21). Funding surface transportation programs at over $105 billion for fiscal years (FY) 2013 and 2014, MAP-21 is the first long-term highway authorization enacted since 2005. MAP-21 represents a milestone for the U.S. economy – it provides needed funds and, more importantly, it transforms the policy and programmatic framework for investments to guide the growth and development of the country’s vital transportation infrastructure.FTA Section 5310 Program for Agencies serving Seniors or Persons with Disabilities, FTA Program FTA Section 5317 New Freedom Program. 

All partners were asked to complete the appropriate survey below and fax or return it by mail or e-mail to the HSTCC offices before May 1st, 2017. Participants chose the survey that best matched their agency: Transportation Service Provider or NON-Transportation Service Provider.

Regional Trail Plan

HSTCC has started on the Regional Trail Plan in hopes to connect The Razorback Greenway Trail into Missouri. Please click here to view our progress! 

















Harry S Truman Coordinating Council

407 S Pennsylvania Ave

Suite 204

Joplin, MO 64801

T: (417) 385-7195

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