Center for Regional Exellence
4039 Route 219, Suite 200
Salamanca, NY 14779
W E L C O M E
The Southern Tier West Regional Planning
& Development Board is a unit of government created by a resolution of
the County Legislatures of Allegany, Cattaraugus, and Chautauqua
Counties. Southern Tier West is headquartered in Salamanca
Serving Allegany, Cattaraugus, and Chautauqua Counties, the
mission of Southern Tier West is to help coordinate and enhance planning
and development activities in three Counties, so as to promote social,
physical, and economic development in these counties.
Southern Tier West adopted the region's first
Regional Transportation Strategy
in 2009 with input from all levels of government in the region.
This study focused on the areas of economic development, safety,
security, increased accessibility of mobility options, environmental
stewardship, enhancing connectivity between modes of transportation,
preservation of existing transportation systems, as well as promoting
consistency and coordination of transportation improvements at state and
The primary focus of the Mobility Management Program is coordination and
facilitation on a regional basis.
The regional program builds upon
planning and coordination that has been developed in
each county through their
Coordinated Public Transit-Human
Services Transportation Plans.
The Program originated from discussions in 2008 that were convened for
the purpose of gathering information for the 2009 STW Transportation
As a result, all
three counties voiced the need for improved transportation services and
coordination in the region. The
overall idea was to bring all the transportation providers from the
region together to share ideas and experiences.
educate regional officials in the growing needs for mobility options,
especially for older adults and people without access to an automobile
in the region.