Panel 1: Access and Mobility for All: An Interagency Mission

Coordinated Transportation vs. Funding Restrictions

How do you propose breaking down barriers in funding that allow for better coordination and access to transportation services? An example being funding received through Veterans Transportation and Community Living Initiative for rural areas allowed for the purchase of capital equipment. A particular county received a grant that support the purchase of a vehicle in a rural county get to a veterans medical center several counties away. While the grant recipient could transport veterans from their county, they could not pick up veterans in neighboring counties on route to the veterans medical center even though the vehicle had capacity as this was not allowed via the grant. These types of funding restrictions make it difficult to coordinate services, serve to capacity and reduce overall costs.

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Idea No. 257