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The 2016-2017 demonstration projects are described below with information on the population they are serving, the geographic area served, and their partners. Also included here are brief "elevator pitches" that depict the demonstration project's methods and goals.

United Way of Northwest Vermont

Location: South Burlington, Vt.
Federal Region: 1
Lead Organization: United Way of Northwest Vermont
Main Partners: Chittenden County Transit Authority, Special Services Transportation Agency, Champlain Valley Agency on Aging
Target Populations: Adults with Developmental Disabilities, Adults with Disabilities, Older Adults
Focus: To coordinate and align two existing programs allowing them to serve more people and then to bring older adults and persons with disabilities into the decision making process for the new project.
Elevator Pitch (PDF)

District of Columbia DOT

Location: Washington, D.C.
Federal Region: 3
Lead Organization: District of Columbia DOT
Main Partners: DC Taxicab Advisory Committee, WMATA Users Group
Target Populations: All persons with disabilities and older adults
Focus: To access user need and input to identify gaps in service for older adults and persons with disabilities and develop strategies to close the gaps.
Elevator Pitch (PDF)

Evanston Transit Needs

Location: Evanston, Ill.
Federal Region: 5
Lead Organization: City of Evanston
Main Partners: North Shore Village, Northwestern University, Lois Lloyd Center for Shore Community Services, PACE Bus
Target Populations: Children and adults with developmental disabilities, children and adults with physical disabilities, older adults
Focus: Measure demand for "first mile" and "last mile" transit solutions then develop services to meet the demand.
Elevator Pitch (PDF)

Central Pennsylvania Transportation Authority

Location: York, Pa.
Federal Region: 3
Lead Organization: Central Pennsylvania Transportation Authority
Main Partners: York County Area Agency on Aging, York County Community Foundation, York County Planning Commission
Target Populations: Adults with developmental disabilities, adults with physical disabilities, older adults
Focus: To increase hours and days of service available to target populations and to leverage private and public resources to make transit service available to more people.
Elevator Pitch (PDF)

Rural Economic Assistance League

Location: Alice, Texas
Federal Region: 6
Lead Organization: Rural Economic Assistance League, Inc.
Main Partners: US Renal Care, South Coast Health Education
Target Populations: Adults with physical disabilities, older adults
Focus: To improve access to health care, primarily dialysis services, this improving healthcare outcomes.
Elevator Pitch (PDF)

Northern Arizona Intergovernmental Public Transportation Authority

Location: Flagstaff, Ariz.
Federal Region: 9
Lead Organization: Northern Arizona Intergovernmental Public Transportation Authority
Main Partners: Flagstaff MPO, Northern Arizona Council of Governments
Target Populations: Adults with physical disabilities, Adults with developmental disabilities, older adults
Focus: To more thoroughly integrate older adults and persons with disabilities into the ongoing planning process thus improving services to these groups.
Elevator Pitch (PDF)

King County Metro

Location: Seattle, Wash.
Federal Region: 10
Lead Organization: King County Metro
Main Partners: Sound Generations, University of Washington, Seattle Children's Hospital
Target Populations: Children and adults with physical disabilities, Children and adults with developmental disabilities, older adults
Focus: Improve the quality, innovation, and cost effectiveness of access while continually improving customer satisfaction.
Elevator Pitch (PDF)

PEAC

Location: Ypsilanti, Mich.
Federal Region: 5
Lead Organization: PEAC, Inc.
Main Partners: SMART Bus, Southeast Michigan Regional Transit Authority,
Target Populations: Children and adults with physical disabilities, children and adults with developmental disabilities, older adults with developmental disabilities.
Focus: To help targeted groups access employment opportunities through improved transit services.
Elevator Pitch (PDF)