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June 21, 2022Advocacy Matters

National Aging and Disability Transportation Center

National Aging and Disability Transportation Center

Disability Matters with Joyce Bender

Tuesday, June 21, 2022

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National Aging and Disability Transportation Center

We want to continue our conversation about transportation equity this week.

 Last week we spoke about the invitation from the U.S. Department of Transportation to serve as a member of the Advisory Committee on Transportation Equity.

This week, we want to let you know about the opportunity to provide public comment to the National Aging and Disability Transportation Center on transportation equity.

The National Aging and Disability Transportation Center was established in 2015 and promotes the availability and accessibility of transportation options that meet the needs of older adults, people with disabilities, and our caregivers. The agency provides technical assistance, information and referral, grant programs, training, and resources to professionals in the field of transportation, aging, disability, and human services. The agency is in the Federal Transit Administration and receives their funding through Easter Seals, the National Association of Area Agencies on Aging, and the U.S. Department of Transportation.

The agency will convene two virtual transportation equity stakeholder meetings on June 21 and June 23. The June 21st meeting is targeted to urban and suburban areas. The meeting on June 23rd targets rural, tribal, and frontier areas.

The June stakeholder meetings are open forums for anyone who provides transportation, uses transportation services, or cares about transportation services for diverse older adults, people with disabilities and our caregivers. The agency is looking for individuals to share their perspectives and experiences on the need for equity efforts and other challenges.

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If you are interested in participating and submitting comments during the open forums on transportation equity, visit www.disabilityrightspa.org for more information on how to register.

Links

National Aging and Disability Transportation Center

https://www.nadtc.org/

NADTC (National Aging and Disability Transportation Center) Transportation Equity Stakeholder Meetings – Registration

https://www.nadtc.org/event/nadtc-transportation-equity-stakeholder-meeting/