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 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.