Thursday, September 27, 2012
Effective Transportation Advisory Committees
Transit agency and transportation-focused advisory committees engage customers, citizen advocates and business owners in the process of developing successful initiatives, identifying service needs and resolving problems. This 20-page guidebook is designed for transit agencies that are considering creating an advisory committee for the first time and for agencies that are looking to get the most value from their current advisory committees. Sections include Purpose, Structure and Membership; Making Meetings Accessible; Orientation; Running a Meeting; and Community Involvement. Download or order free copies of Effective Transportation Advisory Committees.
Developed in partnership with the American Bus Association, the Motorcoach Operator's Bookmark provides guidance to motorcoach companies, drivers and others who serve passengers with disabilities. The front side includes information on U.S. Department of Transportation Americans with Disabilities Act regulations on service animals and the back side includes tips on customer service for people with disabilities. Download or order free copies of the Motorcoach Operator's Bookmark.
Building Relationships Between Mobility Managers & Centers for Independent Living
This information brief contains a compilation of the strategies and activities used by representatives from Centers for Independent Living (IL coaches) in the Mobility Management Independent Living Coaches (MMILC) Program. The program’s purpose was to inform mobility managers and other transportation professionals about disability issues, and engage human services professionals in mobility management. CILs and human services organizations can use these strategies and activities to support their linkages with mobility managers and other transportation providers. In turn, mobility managers may also use information from the MMILC program detailed in this resource to reach out to CILs. Download Building Relationships Between Mobility Managers & Centers for Independent Living.
In 2010, Karen Wolf-Branigin, M.S.W., ESPA staff member, and Michael Wolf-Branigin, Ph.D., George Mason University Department of Social Work associate professor, collaborated with additional experts in the field to develop a model budget with line items and a formula to ascertain distinct costs and benefits of travel training services to trainees, the community and funders. The same year, they presented their model at the TRANSED conference in Hong Kong, China and at the Association of Travel Instruction Annual Conference in Baltimore, Md. This new resource is a synopsis of the cost-benefit model for travel training presented at these conferences. Download free copies of A Cost-Benefit Model for Travel Training.