Beginning in 2005, a group of interested citizens, local community service providers, and state officials began to explore the many issues, challenges, and barriers to public transportation in Sullivan County that are common to rural communities throughout the United States. To address these concerns — critical to improving economic and social quality of life — NH DOT supported the development of a Regional Coordinated Public Transportation Plan that was completed in September 2008. The Sullivan County Regional Coordination Council began as the Community Mobility Project, a cooperative effort of local service providers, local and state government officials, charitable organizations, and community members working to improve transportation options for Sullivan County New Hampshire.
Grants from the New Hampshire Endowment for Health designed to reduce geographic barriers to health and from NH DOT for Mobility Management have provided staffing and technical support to the Sullivan County Community Mobility Project (CMP) by the Upper Valley Lake Sunapee Regional Planning Commission. The CMP has played a vital role in improving both the quality and availability of transportation services in Sullivan County. During the summer of 2009, the members of the CMP approved bylaws, elected leaders, and made the transition to the Sullivan County Regional Coordination Council.