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The Importance of Rural Transportation to People with Disabilities:
An Update on Reauthorization of the Transportation Act
James Corless, Director of Transportation for
Join us to:
- Get an update on where we are on reauthorization of the Transportation Act in 2011-12. Are we looking at a 2 or 6 year bill or an extension?
- Hear what parts of the current law are working in Rural
, what needs to be changed and how. America
- Ideas for filling gaps in accessible transportation – proposed consolidation of 5310, 5316 (JARC), 5317 (New Freedom) Grant Programs.
- Accessible vs. Available – What’s the difference?
- Share ideas and experiences from a rural CIL perspective.
Documents for today's call:
Policy Brief: Filling the Gaps in Accessible Transportation
Fact Sheet: Transportation's Section 5310: Where are we Going?
Fact Sheet definitions - What is Accessible V8
These are the links for the TRB report: Rural Transit Achievements: Assessing the Outcomes of Increased Funding for Rural Passenger Services Under SAFETEA-LU
- Full report: http://onlinepubs.trb.org/onlinepubs/tcrp/tcrp_webdoc_46.pdf
- The Research Results Digest: http://onlinepubs.trb.org/onlinepubs/tcrp/tcrp_rrd_93.pdf
- APRIL: http://www.april-rural.org/images/stories/20110907ilconversation/APRIL-Transportation_Act_Reauthorization_Position_Statement.doc
- T4America: http://www.april-rural.org/images/stories/20110907ilconversation/T4-Whitepaper-Rural-and-Small-Town-Communities.pdf
- Rural Assembly: http://www.ruralassembly.org/document/rural-transportation-policy-group-position-paper
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