Veteran's One-Click Transportation Resource To Help More than Veterans

10-Dec-2012

 

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

CONTACT:

Heather Wheeler
Executive Director, Community Transportation Association of Idaho (CTAI)
(208) 344-2354 |
hmwheeler@ctai.org | www.ctai.org

 

Veteran’s One-Click Transportation Resource – Set to Launch in Spring – Will Help More than Veterans

 

Boise, Idaho- The Community Transportation Association of Idaho (CTAI) has partnered with M2 Traffic Management, LLC, Operation Military Family, Idaho Division of Veterans Services, and transportation providers to develop a one-click transportation resource that will assist veterans, their families, and all Idahoans in finding the best transportation options within their community and when traveling throughout Idaho.

Thanks to the partnership with Operation Military Family, Idaho’s Veterans will have access to the Operation Military Family’s VAPP, a smart phone application which connects veterans and their families to critical services, benefits and the right person based on the veteran’s needs and location – including how to access transportation resources within their community and throughout the state. “As Idaho’s Veterans return from service, we see the challenges that they face, and finding access to transportation is one of them,” said David Brasuell, Administrator, Idaho Division of Veterans Services. He added that the VAPP and One-Click Transportation Directory will help address this need.  

The One-Click transportation directory is set to launch spring of 2013 and in the meantime, CTAI Executive Director Heather Wheeler has been working on creating partnerships with agencies that might benefit from this directory. “We are very excited to expand use of the directory, so the federal dollars and private donations into this project will go farther,” said Wheeler. “Partnering with the Idaho Division of Veterans Services, Idaho Commission on Aging, Idaho Department of Health & Welfare’s 211 CareLine, and Idaho Department of Tourism, among others, will ensure the transportation directory is a true statewide resource that benefits Veterans, their families, and other Idahoans.”

Idaho’s 211 CareLine will use the directory to help individuals without access to the internet to find transportation options in their community. 

Call to Action: CTAI would like to hear from –

  1. Organizations that provide transportation services in Idaho who would like to be included in the directory, including senior centers, church groups, taxi companies and private shuttles.  There is no cost to be added or listed in the directory; and,
  2. Organizations who work with Veterans that would like to partner on this effort to help us reach more individuals.

Please contact CTAI at 208-344-2354 or email kmcgee@ctai.org.


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The Community Transportation Association of Idaho is the statewide membership association that advocates for and empowers individuals and communities to develop transportation systems they need for enhanced economic vitality and quality of life.

 

 


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