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Transportation Coalition Timeline

October 2023

UWSEMO receives considerable funding from Healthy Blue to launch new workforce transportation program, United We Work.

May 2023

UWSEMO, alongside CTA, holds a picnic to share data and plans for improving transportation with community.

March 2023

Coalition meets to review data from CTA riders, discuss research on how other communities have solved similar problems, and celebrate bus bench progress.

View the complete presentation.

February 2023

United Way executive director shares data and ideas with CTA board, including more surveys from CTA riders.

December 2022

Survey Results

UWSEMO compiles and presents survey results into a comprehensive report; Coalition explores next steps in addressing findings.

View the Transportation Survey Report.

November 2022

Transportation Survey

The Transportation Coalition invites the public to complete a survey to learn more about how our community uses transportation, what causes transportation to be a challenge, and how our Coalition can work collectively to make improvements.

United Way of Southeast Missouri devotes Giving Tuesday to raising funds for bus benches.

October 2022

Transportation Conversation

The Transportation Coalition holds the first community "Transportation Conversation." Over 60 members of the community come together to share experiences, ideas, and potential solutions.

September 2022

The Coalition decides to focus first on needs in Cape Girardeau County where the Cape Girardeau Transit Authority (CTA) currently provides public transportation. Later, successful solutions will be explored for viability with leaders in other counties in the United Way service area.

August 2022

Transportation Coalition is formed.

United Way leaders reach out to industry experts, community leaders, and social service agencies to establish a collaborative coalition addressing transportation needs.

Learn more about our Transportation Coalition.

Nov. 2021 - Jan. 2022

Initial Research

Community research reveals transportation continues to be a major barrier to United Way's three focus areas - education, health, and income stability.

See the Community Research Report.