NATIONAL DIALOGUE TO IMPROVE TRANSPORTATION FOR VETERANS11-May-2012
US Department of Transportation is hosting a web-based dialogue that invites military families, veterans and organizations that support them to engage in a lively discussion on overcoming barriers, forming strategic partnerships, and improving communications to ultimately improve access to transportation.
On-line registration is open at http://veteransdialogue.ideascale.com.
The dialogue is managed and operated by Easter Seals Project ACTION through a cooperative agreement with the U.S. Department of Transportation and the Federal Transit Administration, using funds from the U.S. Department of Labor.
“This national conversation will, for the first time, enable veterans and service members to engage in a frank and creative exchange about their transportation needs with a wide range of organizations that can ultimately deliver solutions,” said Federal Transit Administrator Peter Rogoff, whose agency played a lead role in developing the dialogue and administering grants for veterans through the Veterans Transportation and Community Living Initiative.
The online dialogue, entitled “Strengthening Transportation Choices So We Can Serve Those Who Have Served Their Country,” runs from May 7 to June 8. Stakeholders with a legitimate interest in improving conditions for veterans and service members may participate, including:
- Veterans, service members, and their families;
- Military and veteran service organizations;
- Transportation providers (public and private);
- Human service networks providers;
- State, city, and county officials delivering services and outreach to veterans;
- County offices of Veterans Affairs;
- Veterans Administration hospitals;
- College and universities
A public report will be issued after the dialogue has closed and CTAI will share the results through the bulletin and the website.