Over the past decade, the ACL-funded Transit Planning 4 All program has promoted the development and dissemination of best practices in transit planning inclusive of people with disabilities and older adults. A major component of these efforts is funding a series of demonstration projects, each seeking to increase inclusion in transportation planning. Transit Planning 4 All is launching an online roundtable series with representatives from these demonstration projects to discuss the lessons learned to date. Transit Planning 4 All's partners includethe Community Transportation Association of America, DJB Evaluation Consulting, the Institute for Community Inclusion at UMass Boston, and USAging.
Roundtable #1: Lessons Learned on Partnerships for Inclusive Transit Planning
Monday May 16th, 2:00 - 3:00pm ET
Speakers: Joe Bellil, Easterseals Massachusetts; Jaime McKay, TransIT Services of Frederick County Maryland
Join us to learn how to develop diverse and effective partnerships for inclusive transit planning. In his role as Vice President for Public Affairs at Easterseals Massachusetts, Joe Bellil has built and led a strong partnership that has been highly engaged with transportation agencies and officials in central Massachusetts on planning efforts, to improve the availability of transportation for people with disabilities and older adults. Jaime McKay is the Deputy Director for the Transit Services Division for Frederick County (MD) Government and was previously a Transportation Planner for the Maryland Transportation Administration. As a transportation professional, Ms. McKay has led efforts to improve inclusive transit planning through stronger partnerships with older adults and the disability community. During the roundtable, Ms. McKay and Mr. Bellil will discuss their experiences, successes, challenges, and lessons learned in partnering for inclusive planning. The roundtable will include time for audience questions and dialogue.
Registration is required. Live captioning and American Sign Language will be provided for this webinar.
Stay tuned for dates and details on upcoming sessions:
- Lessons Learned on Communication for Inclusive Transportation Planning
- Lessons Learned on Engagement Strategies for Inclusive Transportation Planning
- Lessons Learned on Measuring Success for Inclusive Transportation Planning