Welcome to the Mid-State Coordinating Council
The need to provide transportation services to people who do not have access to reliable transportation options due to age, disability, income or other reasons has been identified as an issue in central New Hampshire for many years. In response to these issues, a Coordinated Transit & Human Services Transportation Plan was developed by the region’s stakeholders in early 2010 with assistance from staff members from the Central New Hampshire Regional Planning Commission (CNHRPC) and the Lakes Region Planning Commission (LRPC).
The Mid-State region consists of Belknap County, Merrimack County (excluding Hooksett) and the towns of Deering and Hillsborough from Hillsborough County.
In addition to the many benefits of coordinated community transportation espoused by the Statewide Coordinating Council and other regions, the Mid-State RCC sees the coordination process as an opportunity to increase services for its citizenry by building new community transportation services in the region.
Another key role that the Mid-State RCC has is to represent its citizenry’s interests in making connections and have an active ongoing dialogue with multiple neighboring regions, and the SCC in order to explore new community transportation development opportunities. Also important to the Mid-State RCC, is the notion that the “community” in community transportation involve as much of the community as possible instead of focusing on disenfranchised groups only.