AMMA Launches Title VI Technical Assistance

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AMMA launched its Title VI technical assistance role on behalf of CalACT and Caltrans starting with a presentation at CalACT’s 2013 Spring Expo and Conference, set in stunning Truckee, CA.

Heather Menninger and Valerie Sedig’s CalACT presentation—and AMMA’s Title VI technical assistance—focuses on the requirements for small urban and rural public transit providers, those agencies operating less than 50 vehicles and located in an urbanized zone with a population of less than 200,000.

Our engaged and participatory audience helped develop a list of topics and questions to address at our upcoming Title VI webinar, hosted by CalACT and is tentatively scheduled for July, 2013.

Also forthcoming, is a Title VI page on CalACT’s website, which will provide AMMA’s Title VI presentation, Title VI FAQ’s, and other resources and tools AMMA is preparing to guide transit providers in developing their own Title VI programs.

Kern County Coordinated Plan Outreach

AMMA recently concluded a three-day intensive outreach effort in Kern County as part of updating its Coordinated Public Transit-Human Services Transportation Plan. AMMA is under contract with Kern Council of Governments to update the Coordinated Plan, which was originally developed in 2006-2007.

This outreach effort was agency-based and included meeting with representatives of agencies that serve individuals with disabilities, older adults, veterans, homeless individuals, and persons of low-income. An e-survey was also widely advertised to solicit agency input about these groups’ needs.

The Kern County Homeless Collaborative graciously hosted AMMA’s outreach team during their visit for a special meeting to discuss the transportation needs and concerns of their consumers. Read the full story of that content-driven meeting here.