Webinar on Improving Transportation for Veterans

image006AMMA is pleased to participate in a webinar presenting TCRP Report 164: Community Tools to Improve Transportation Options for Veterans, Military, Service Members and Their Families.

This free webinar is taking place Thursday, March 12th 2:00 pm – 3:30 pm (ET) and is presented by the National Transit Institute, in cooperation with the Transportation Cooperative Research Program (TCRP). Presenters include KFH’s Buffly Ellis and AMMA’s Heather Menninger.

The webinar will showcase examples of community solutions that address the transportation challenges facing veterans, their family members, and active service members.

Register at NTIOnline.com.

ICTC Coordination Plan Featured on IV Press Website

image001[4]The recently completed 2014 Update to the Public Transit–Human Services Transportation Coordination Plan for Imperial County was given a huge boost by being featured on Imperial Valley Press Online.

ICTC’s Kathi Williams and AMMA’s Heather Menninger spoke with reporters from IV Press to describe the plan’s purposes, notably identifying transportation needs and developing strategies to meet those needs for older adults, persons with disabilities, persons with low income and other transportation disadvantaged individuals.

The 2014 Coordination Plan is available on ICTC’s website here.

AMMA developed this plan in collaboration with Mobility Planners, Transit Marketing, and Professional Translation Solutions.

Vet Link Widget Connects to a Veterans’ Transportation Portal

logo-vetlinkThe Inland Southern California One-Call/One-Click project is using its new Vet Link logo and brand as a widget to aide veterans and their family members in locating available transportation services within the 27,000 square mile region of San Bernardino and Riverside Counties.

Funded under the Federal Veterans Transportation and Community Living Initiative (VTCLI), this is the first phase of the One-Click effort. The widget can be easily placed onto participating stakeholders’ websites and creates a hotlink to the IE511.org website where a page on Veterans transportation resources exists.  Although all five of the public transit operators in Riverside and San Bernardino Counties are on Google Transit, its trip planner capabilities only provide fixed-route transit information.  There are other demand response and specialized transportation programs in the region that can assist veterans in getting to where they need to go and the IE511 page helps to identify those.

The second phase of this project will be an expanded Veterans Transportation Portal with trip search capabilities, hosed by the United Way 2-1-1 which is the lead organization in this VTCLI project.  AMMA Transit Planning provides leadership and direction to the project’s Steering Group, meeting quarterly at the Loma Linda VA Medical Center since late in 2011.

IE 511’s Veterans Transportation page, can be visited by clicking here.