Joan O’Keefe, Melva Heinrich
A summary of what’s going on in transportation policy
Examples of existing CIL transportation programs
Creative funding and getting them off the ground
Tips for success and lessons learned on making transportation programs meaningful
James Corless, Tim Sheehan, Alexandra Enders
The Importance of Rural Transportation to People with Disabilities
An Update on Reauthorization of the Transportation Act
Get an update on where we are on the reauthorization of the Transportation Act in 2011-12. Are we looking at a 2 or 6 year bill or an extension?
Hear what parts of the current law are working in Rural America, what needs to be changed and how.
Ideas for filling gaps in accessible transportation-proposed consolidation of 5310, 5316 (JARC), 5317 (New Freedom) Grant Programs.
Accessible vs. Available-What’s the difference?
Share ideas and experiences from a rural CIL perspective.
Policy Brief: Filling the Gaps in Accessible Transportation
Fact Sheet: Transportation's Section 5310: Where are we Going?
Fact Sheet definitions - What is Accessible V8
These are the links for the TRB report: Rural Transit Achievements: Assessing the Outcomes of Increased Funding for Rural Passenger Services Under SAFETEA-LU
- Full report: http://onlinepubs.trb.org/onlinepubs/tcrp/tcrp_webdoc_46.pdf
- The Research Results Digest: http://onlinepubs.trb.org/onlinepubs/tcrp/tcrp_rrd_93.pdf
- APRIL: http://www.april-rural.org/images/stories/20110907ilconversation/APRIL-Transportation_Act_Reauthorization_Position_Statement.doc
- T4America: http://www.april-rural.org/images/stories/20110907ilconversation/T4-Whitepaper-Rural-and-Small-Town-Communities.pdf
- Rural Assembly: http://www.ruralassembly.org/document/rural-transportation-policy-group-position-paper
APRIL Annual Conference
Bobbi Hegna and Kyle Kleist
Does your ILC provide services in a rural area where there are limited transportation options? If so, learn how your ILC can develop a transportation program using volunteer drivers to meet the transportation needs of persons with disabilities and other transit dependent persons. Almost 20 years ago the Center for Independent Living for Western Wisconsin developed the New Freedom Transportation Program to program to assist persons with disabilities who had unmet transportation needs in our service area. Learn how the program was developed, how it's funded, recruiting volunteer drivers and training them, and developing a collaboration with other agencies that provide or fund transportation programs in rural areas.
For transportation, the ADA complaint process requires that customer complaints and concerns be resolved quickly and fairly. ADA regulations at 49 CFR Part 37.17 and 27.13 require agencies to have specific procedures in place to address complaints
alleging ADA violations. The regulations also require a designated responsible employee to manage the overall process.
• Complaint procedures that provide for prompt and equitable resolution
• Maintain a copy of all complaints of ADA noncompliance for 1 year
• Maintain a record (summary) of all complaints for 5 years