In The Weeds updated

MPTA Education Series – In the Weeds: A Candid Conversation about the Challenges, Conditions, and Considerations of Transportation Service Coordination

Merriam Webster defines coordination as the process of organizing people or groups so that they work together properly and well. Sounds simple – but the reality is that in practice it’s not so simple. The Federal Coordinating Council on Access and Mobility (CCAM) provides the impetus for transit agencies to share riders, vehicles, and funding to create a seamless continuum of accessible transportation services for individuals with disabilities. However, in practice, there are obstacles and challenges to “easily” coordinate. This session will address these challenges and offer attendees viable and “doable” strategies and tools, including mobility management, to enhance coordination.

The diverse panel will include Enjoli Dixon, Easterseals Technical Assistance Specialist,  National Center for Mobility Management,  and Mike Spadafore, Director, Mobility Management, Topeka/Shawnee County Region. Enjoli and Mike will be joined by local mobility management professionals including Chad M. Eggen, Executive Director, Boonslick Regional Planning Commission, and Andy Fry, Director of Planning for Topeka Metro (Topeka, KS), as they facilitate a discussion regarding on the ground – in the weeds strategies to improve the access, efficiency, and accessibility of transportation and mobility services.

Join the conversation on Wednesday, January 26th, 9:00 a.m. – 10:00 a.m. CT

Time: 9:00 a.m. to 10 a.m.
Date: January 26, 2022
Location: Zoom
RSVP Required –Click here to register now!