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Volume 25 Number 2
information brief includes information and resources on transportation safety features or practices, industry news, and a preview of new Easter Seals Project ACTION materials focused on safe transportation for pedestrians, drivers and operators.
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Volume 25 Number 1
This Update contains information and resources on mobility management to help communities that are considering starting or expanding a mobility management program or position. Communities highlighted for their innovative mobility management practices include Wichita, Kansas; Massachusetts state; and Purchase Area, Kentucky.
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Volume 24 Number 2
This fall edition of the ESPA Update newsletter focuses on the transition of students with disabilities to postsecondary settings, with an emphasis on how accessible transportation can support positive transition outcomes. Articles include ESPA Inclusive Transportation Service-Learning Program, Technical Assistance for School Systems Looking to Partner with Local Transit and Ask the Expert: Learning How to Use Public Transit.
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Volume 24 Number 1
This edition of ESPA’s biannual print newsletter, Update, focuses on transportation for veterans, current service members and their families. The cover article highlights results and knowledge gained from the recent national online dialogue on veterans’ transportation that ESPA operated and managed. Other articles include Accessible Transportation Coalitions Initiative Update, Technical Assistance for Helping Veterans Find Rides, and U.S. Department of Transportation News.
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Did you know ESPA also publishes a monthly electronic newsletter, called Extra?
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This edition focuses on how technology can be an enabler of efficiency, enhanced customer service, ride coordination, and wayfinding and how technology can help communities build connections to enhance transportation services. Check for articles on the 2010 Dallas County ATCI team’s focus on coordinating existing transportation services; upcoming new products from ESPA such as the Including People with Disabilities: Communication & Meeting Etiquette pocket guide, and new technologies that help reduce costs and increase mobility, as well as a Q&A with Barbara McCann, executive director of the National Complete Streets Coalition, and Michael Ronkin, a national bicycle and pedestrian expert.
This issue includes articles on a new health and transportation study; the national Mobility Management Independent Living Coaches program; ESPA’s experience with hosting online dialogues; the announcement of the 2011 ATCI teams; June ADA paratransit training events; and ESPA’s new Spanish-language and Accessible Pathways products.
Travel training is the focus of this month’s newsletter. ESPA assembled information that highlights the family of travel training services, resources to assist with service delivery, and opportunities to network with other travel training professionals.
In this issue, ESPA spotlights the role of transportation, and its importance for students with disabilities at executive events. Also featured are new and updated products available in the Store.
Mobility Management is the focus of this issue. Learn more about our program -- Mobility Management Independent Living Coaches (MMIL) -- to develop a national volunteer network of coaches.
Learn about Easter Seals Project ACTION's initiative focused on the transportation needs of youth with disabilities. Find great resources available for schools, job coaches, travel trainers and others who work with youth with disabilities.
Update unveils its new look in this issue. Read more about new products, training courses and a recap of the recent Online Conference on Accessible Transportation.
Teams selected for Easter Seals Project ACTION's annual Accessible Transportation Institute! Read all about it and other news in our latest issue.
ESPA offers an expanded opportunity to assemble teams for two MPS Institutes in 2009. Also, read about the progress and great work of previous MPS teams.
ESPA hosts international roundtable discussing accessible transportation issues facing transit systems around the globe. Also, read about ESPA's introduction of new training opportunites as well as some changes to one of ESPA's most popular training series.
This issue features announcements about new training opportunities and a new book, The Road More Traveled: A Journey to Accessible Transportation, which chronicles 20 years of Easter Seals Project ACTION.
Project ACTION celebrates 20 years of improving access to transportation. This issue also features an update on the MPS teams and announcement of new projects.
The teams selected for the 2008 Mobility Planning Services Institute are announced in this issue. Other features include Metro's accessibility forum in Washington, D.C., APTA’s Universal Accessibility Standards Program, a celebration of independent living in Hampton Roads, Va., and Maryland Transit Administration's accessibility initiatives.