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Strengthening Inclusive Coordinated Transportation Partnerships to Promote Community Living

The mission of this project, sponsored by the Department of Health and Human Services' Administration for Community Living is to demonstrate the value that inclusive processes can bring to transportation efforts.

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The Community Transportation Association of America, in partnership with Easter Seals, National Association of Area Agencies on Aging, and Westat, is developing, testing and demonstrating ways to empower people with disabilities and older adults to be actively involved in designing and implementing coordinated transportation systems. Our goal is to support communities nationwide in adopting sustainable, scalable, and replicable models that include participation of people with disabilities and older adults in the design and implementation of responsive, coordinated transportation systems.

Demonstration Funding Announcement

The Transit Planning for All project announces the availability of funding for community-based demonstration programs. The purpose of this funding opportunity is to encourage development of an inclusive coordinated transportation system in which people with disabilities and older adults actively participate in both advisory and decision-making capacities. While the intention is first and foremost the development of inclusionary processes and plans, the secondary expectation is that inclusion will result in identifiable and measurable changes in the transportation system that respond to the needs and preferences of older adults and people with disabilities.

To take advantage of this funding opportunity, communities should download both the request for proposals and the grant application form. All requirements stated in the application form must be met in order for an application to be considered. Applications must be submitted by 11:59 p.m., eastern time on Friday, March 18. There will be a conference call to answer questions on the demonstration grants on Wednesday, Jan. 27 at 2 p.m., eastern time. Call toll-free: 866-906-9888; Passcode 2724141.

Planning Inclusively

Planning InclusivelyPeople with disabilities and older adults are members of the general public. Public transportation, therefore, must be able to accommodate their mobility needs within its overall goal of serving all Americans. We're pleased to present this special edition of Digital CT magazine that spotlights the important project and the resources we've developed on inclusive transportation planning. This issue also features the ongoing demonstration projects that uncover, document and evaluate the most promising inclusive transit planning practices.