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Meet the Hosts of the ePolicyWorks Transportation Online Dialogue

The mission of the U.S. Department of Transportation is to “ensure our Nation has the safest, most efficient and modern transportation system in the world, which improves the quality of life for all American people and communities, from rural to urban, and increases the productivity and competitiveness of American workers and businesses.”

The purpose of the Strategic Plan Framework is to present DOT’s accessibility goals. It seeks to inform our stakeholder community and solicit feedback to ensure that DOT has a unified vision and roadmap to continue to make progress on moving America’s transportation system toward being accessible for all. Accessibility initiatives are currently spread across DOT’s nine operating administrations and the Office of the Secretary. The strategic plan will create a unified vision for accessibility to guide DOT as it addresses any gaps in its accessibility work, that DOT’s accessibility initiatives are well-coordinated across the Department as well as across the Federal government, that programs complement each other, and that DOT resources are used efficiently to further accessibility.

ePolicyWorks, launched by the U.S. Department of Labor' Office Disability Employment Policy, is a Web-based approach to policymaking that engages citizens and stakeholders in new and innovative ways. The initiative leverages the latest technology to address barriers to employment for people with disabilities and fosters real-time collaboration and communication around key issues.

Participants in the ePolicyWorks initiative benefit from a variety of online tools and features to help them stay informed, build relationships, and partner on important policy developments. One of these key features is the ePolicyWorks online dialogues. Brought to you through the use of leading-edge crowdsourcing tools, these online dialogues are interactive platforms of collaboration. They enable ODEP to work with their partners to enlist the public's input on key policy issues related to the employment of people with disabilities by channeling the brainpower of our federal partners, nonprofits, NGOs and other stakeholders. To learn more about past ePolicyWorks dialogues, visit https://epolicyworks.ideascale.com/a/pages/epwdialoguelibrary.