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

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

Panelists will illustrate how coordinated transportation amplifies economic opportunity and growth, individual and community vitality, and the overall wellness of Americans. Panelists will share the innovative actions their agencies have taken to enable interagency coordination and promote more efficient transportation for people with disabilities, older adults, and people of low income.
(@paulwschro)

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

Supporting Access to Transportation Information and Wayfinding

Transit relies on extensive information that has been difficult to make efficiently available to individuals with impaired vision or other disabilities. Yet, the Americans with Disabilities Act requires transit providers to ensure that passengers can access and use their systems. Technologies that use automated systems and on-demand remote assistance are now available to provide real-time access to information like location... more »

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(@jtheunissen)

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

International Examples of Transportation Coordination

The challenges related to interagency alignment of transportation policy are not unique to the United States. Has your agency looked at case studies of how peer countries govern human service transportation effectively across federal agencies?

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(@moderator5)

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

Barriers

In addition to innovation and benefits, we also need to be aware of barriers and what we are doing to overcome those challenges. What transportation barriers have you found most impact your network, and can you share with us a transportation coordination success story or promising practice your agency would like to see replicated?

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(@moderator5)

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

Innovations

Let’s start with the importance of transportation: It connects Americans to their communities leading to the stimulation of economic opportunity and individual growth. What innovations has your agency undertaken to enable interagency coordination and promote more efficient transportation for people with disabilities, older adults, and people of low income?

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(@jshanley)

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

Incentives for Interagency Coordination

In funding priorities, do Federal agencies have any plans to encourage applicants to demonstrate how they are coordinating their work with other agencies? For instance, could a requirement in a grant application from USDA or HUD be to partner with DOT stakeholders? this would encourage coordination/collaboration at the state and local levels.

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