InterAgency Transportation Solutions (IATS)
InterAgency Transportation Solutions (IATS) is a program of IAC that has coordinated transportation services for adults with intellectual and developmental disabilities to and from their homes and adult day services since 2006. Today, IATS transports over 4,000 people daily to 11 IAC member agencies. IATS provides oversight and guidance to the bus companies, as is stated below:
IATS exists “to ensure safe and efficient transportation for adults with intellectual and developmental disabilities to and from their day programs throughout the Greater New York Metropolitan Area.”
IATS is a contract transportation system that offers centralized oversight, coordination, and standardized fiscal and operational procedures. More importantly, IATS supports and increases the quality of Medicaid-funded transportation, thereby enhancing individuals' safety and quality of life, giving comfort to their families and circles of support, and their day program providers.
IATS was created in 2006 in response to a call for a redesigned transportation system with oversight, where previously, day program providers contracted directly with private bus companies without the strength of our collaborative group. Out of that call, IATS was developed to plan, coordinate, integrate, and provide oversight for transportation services in the NY Metropolitan for riders who receive services from NYS Office for People with Developmental Disabilities (OPWDD) funded day services provider agencies.