MCRPC also provides coordination and administration for the rural HSTP Region 6, a five-county area including Ford, Iroquois, Kankakee, Livingston, and McLean counties. Tasks include coordination with county transportation committees, ongoing public involvement activities, continued surveying of service providers and users, and updating of the plan document. The Region 6 Policy and Technical Joint Committee concentrates on the unique challenges for rural public transit and non-profit agency transportation programs, and focuses goals on meeting these distinct needs and effective coordination with urban area services.
The new joint rural and urban area plan will reach out through the Region 6 Joint Committee and the Bloomington-Normal and Kankakee transit providers. Updates on this new planning project will be posted here.
The Region 6 Joint Committee meets 6 times a year or as required, at the Livingston County Historic Courthouse in Pontiac, Illinois.