Transportation Disadvantaged





Who are the Transportation Disadvantaged (TD)?

The ability to access transportation is vital to our quality of life. Those persons who are unable to transport themselves or purchase transportation due to physical or mental disability, income status, or age are considered transportation disadvantaged. These members of the community are therefore dependent upon others to obtain access to health care and social services, education, employment, shopping and other life sustaining activities.


The Florida Commission for the Transportation Disadvantaged (FCTD) is the policy setting board that is legislatively responsible for oversight and coordination of transportation disadvantaged services statewide. The mission of Florida's TD program is to ensure the availability of efficient, cost-effective, and quality transportation services for transportation disadvantaged persons. Click here to visit the FCTD website.

What is the Transportation Disadvantaged Local Coordinating Board (LCB)?

The Transportation Disadvantaged LCB was established in Broward County in 1990 by the Broward Metropolitan Planning Organization, as the Local Coordinating Board (LCB) for Transportation Disadvantaged Services. The LCB serves to identify local service needs and provide information, advice and direction to the Community Transportation Coordinator (CTC) on the coordination of services to be provided to the transportation disadvantaged. The LCB focuses on compliance with state requirements for transportation disadvantaged planning and ensuring that public transportation is accessible to everyone, including the transportation disadvantaged. All meetings are open to the public and listed on the Broward MPO Calendar.

Membership composition for local coordinating boards, which includes representatives of health and human services agencies, the elderly and disabled, citizens and a representative from the private transportation industry, is established pursuant to State of Florida Rule 41-2.012(3) F.A.C.


The LCB meets quarterly, in the MPO Board Room, located in the Trade Centre South Building at 100 West Cypress Creek Road, Suite 850, Fort Lauderdale, FL 33309-2112 from 2:00PM to 4:00PM. Click here for the MPO meeting calendar.

These meetings are open to the public and your participation is encouraged. For more information about the LCB please call the Broward MPO at (954) 876-0033 or Priscila Clawges directly at (954) 876 0047. 

Click here for LCB meeting agenda information.

For Transportation Disadvantaged trip planning assistance, including transit, paratransit, shared ride, and volunteer services information, visit Broward 211's 1-Click trip planning tool:

What is the Community Transportation Coordinator (CTC)?

The Community Transportation Coordinator is the entity that ensures that transportation services funded through federal, state and local sources are coordinated countywide to achieve cost-effectiveness and efficiency. Since 1990, the Broward County Board of County Commissioners has been the designated CTC, operating through Broward County Transit (BCT)/ Paratransit Services. BCT's TOPS Program is the provider of transportation services for TD eligible persons. For more information about Paratransit services click here to link to the BCT website.

Together, the Broward MPO and the CTC develop the Transportation Disadvantaged Service Plan (TDSP). The objectives of the TDSP are consistent with state and local legislative and administrative requirements, and provide a blueprint of transportation disadvantaged services with a framework for service performance evaluation to meet the needs of the community. The TDSP can be accessed by clicking the links below:

2015 Transportation Disadvantaged Service Plan (TDSP) Update

2014 Transportation Disadvantaged Service Plan (TDSP) Minor Update

 Paratransit Coordination Contractors Agreements 

LCB Guidebook 

Paratransit SAFETY WORKSHOP Hosted by FDOT 

Learn about the ADA Transition Plans 

White Cane Day 2015


Learn about the TOPS trip Reservations Options Click Here

 New TOPS Vehicle Presentation

2013 Transportation Disadvantaged Service Plan (TDSP) Minor Update

2012 Transportation Disadvantaged Service Plan (TDSP) Major Update


2014 CTC Evaluation Workbook 

2013 CTC Evaluation Workbook

2012 CTC Evaluation Workbook

2011 CTC Evaluation Workbook

Transportation Disadvantaged Glossary of Abbreviations



For more information please contact Priscila Clawges at 954-876-0047 or via e-mail at