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GETTING THERE. The Vehicle To Participation!!!!. Medicaid Program. Development Disabilities. Children & Families. Office of Disability Employment Policy. Labor. Employment Training Agency. Family Assistance. Faith Based Transit. Temporary Assistance for Needy Families.

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getting there

GETTING THERE

The Vehicle To Participation!!!!

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Medicaid

Program

Development

Disabilities

Children

& Families

Office of Disability

Employment Policy

Labor

Employment

Training

Agency

Family

Assistance

Faith Based

Transit

Temporary

Assistance for

Needy Families

Special Ed

Transportation

Substance Abuse

Mental Health

Health

Care

Medicare &

Medicaid Svcs

HHS

Rural Transit

Operators

Family

Health

Resources

& Services

Office of the

Secretary

Area Agency

on Aging

Assistant

Secretary

Planning

Evaluation

Head

Start

Child

Care

Bureau

Soc. Services

Block Grant

Education

Private

Paratransit

Aging

Community

Services

Centers for

Independent Living

State Governors

&

Cabinet Secretaries

Disability

Rehab and

Research

Rehabilitation

Services

Administration

Employment

Federal

Agencies

&

Grant

$

?

Education

Office of Special

Education Programs

?

?

Shopping

Local

Government

Recreation

Medical

Transit Provider

Transportation

Office of the

Secretary

Urbanized

Grant Program

Elderly

&

Disability

Program

Private Taxi

Independence

Disability

Service

Provider

National Highway

Traffic Safety

Administration

Federal Transit

Administration

Rural Grant

Program

Head Start

ADA

Paratransit

Local

Transportation

Authority

Departmental

Office of

Civil Rights

Job Access

Reverse Commute

Program

Assistant Secretary

for Transportation

Policy

Transit

Pass

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Federal Partnerships

AoA

ODEP

HHS-OD

MCHB

SAMHSA

FTA

CMS

OSERS

ADD

mobility for people with disabilities nod harris poll 2000
MOBILITY FOR PEOPLE WITH DISABILITIESNOD/Harris Poll 2000
  • People with disabilities are almost three times as likely as people without disabilities to say that inadequate transportation is a problem
    • 30% of people with disabilities
    • 10% of people without disabilities
public transportation options
PUBLIC TRANSPORTATION OPTIONS

Non-ADA Dial A Ride

PUBLIC

TRANSPORTATION

Fixed Route Bus

Rail Transit

Commuter Rail

ADA Paratransit

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Vehicle Modifications

  • POTENTIAL RESOURCES:
    • Rehabilitation Services
    • Veterans Affairs
    • Workman’s Comp
  • OTHER:
    • Auto Manufacturers
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KEY FEATURES OF FIXED ROUTE ACCESSIBILITY:

    • WHEELCHAIR LIFTS & SECUREMENTS
    • SEATING FOR SENIOR AND DISABLEDRIDERS
    • STOP REQUEST LIGHT AND BELL
who knows the ada
Who Knows the ADA??

Under the ADA, transportation agencies must provide paratransit services within what distance of the fixed route bus?

A. 1 mile

B. ¾ mile

C. 3 miles

D. ½ mile

ada jeopardy
ADA Jeopardy
  • THE ANSWER IS:

The three eligibility criteria for ADA Complementary Paratransit

BACK

ada jeopardy1
ADA Jeopardy
  • THE ANSWER IS: The three eligibility criteria for ADA Complementary Paratransit
  • What is:
    • Get to or from a bus stop
    • Get on or off a bus
    • Safely navigate the transit system

BACK

transit provisions of the ada
TRANSIT PROVISIONS OF THE ADA

IF A PERSON IS FUNCTIONALLY UNABLETO USE THE FIXED ROUTE SERVICE

  • IT MUST PROVIDE COMPLEMENTARY PARATRANSIT SERVICE
  • DURING THE SAME SERVICE HOURS AND
  • WITHIN 3/4 MILE OF THE ROUTE
ada paratransit
ADA PARATRANSIT
  • Can not “get” to the bus
  • Can not “get on” the bus
  • Can not safely and Independently navigate on the bus
service criteria
Service Criteria
  • Same days and hours as fixed route
  • Reservations on a next-day basis
  • Serve all locations within 3/4 mile of routes
  • No trip limits or priorities
  • Fares not more than 2x fixed route
  • Negotiate pick-up within 1 hour of request
  • No pattern of capacity constraints
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OTHER Programs

5310-Specialized Paratransit

5311-Rural

Job Access Reverse Commute

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COMMUNITY

DRIVER

INCLUSION

PROGRAM

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New Freedom

Initiative

Accessible

Transportation

$145 Million

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TICKET TO

WORK

PROGRAM

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RIDING THE BUS

  • Street Crossing
  • Bus Stops
  • Riding the Bus
  • Community Safety
  • Subways and Trains
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STREET CROSSING

  • Number of Lanes
  • Curb Cuts
  • Accessible Pedestrian Signals
  • Distance
  • Speed
  • Judgment
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BUS STOPS

  • Signage
  • Accessible Shelters
  • Safe and Lighted Area
  • Safe/Accessible Loading Area
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RIDING THE BUS

  • Identifying the Bus
  • Getting on the Bus
  • Paying the Fare
  • Finding a seat/location on the Bus
  • Interacting with Others
  • Identifying the Destination Stop
  • Getting Off the Bus
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Cognitive

Disabilities

slide42

Physical

Disabilities

slide43

Sensory

Disabilities

unemployment among people with disabilities nod harris poll 2000
UNEMPLOYMENT AMONG PEOPLE WITH DISABILITIESNOD/Harris Poll 2000
  • 32% of people with disabilities of working age (18-64) work full or part-time
  • Compared to 81% of the people without disabilities.
  • Gap of 49%
  • More than two-thirds of those not employed say they would prefer to be working.
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REGIONAL

OUTREACH

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FRAMEWORK FOR ACTION

--LEADERSHIP

--ASSESSMENT

--CUSTOMER FOCUS--SERVICE DELIVERY --TECHNOLOGY

--POLICY DEVELOPMENT

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TECHNICAL ASSISTANCE

  • Easter Seals Project ACTION
  • 1-800-659-6428 – www.projectaction.org
  • Community Transportation Association
  • 1-800-527-8279 – www.ctaa.org
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TECHNICAL ASSISTANCE

  • Intelligent Transit System
  • 1-866-367-7487 – www.its.dot.gov
  • Rural Transit Assistance Program
  • 202-408-9541 – www.APWA.net
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TRANSPORTATION …..

THE VEHICLE TO PARTICIPATION!!!!

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