The June 23rd workshop will provide educational sessions and networking opportunities for staff and volunteers involved in providing transportation to older adults, people with disabilities, and people with low incomes.

ALBANY, NY June 9, 2022 – The Capital District Transportation Committee (CDTC) will host the 2022 Tools of the Trade workshop on June 23rd. This daylong event will bring together staff and volunteers in the human services transportation industry – organizations that provide transportation to older adults, people with disabilities, and people with low incomes – to learn about pressing matters in the industry and to connect with others in the field.

Presenters will discuss the Alliance for Better Health’s Ride Health program; STAR online booking and updated policies, travel training, FLEX, and the universal access program at the Capital District Transportation Authority; current and upcoming grant opportunities at the Developmental Disabilities Planning Council, and the Federal Transit Administration’s Section 5310 program funding Enhanced Mobility of Seniors and Individuals with Disabilities Public Transportation grants, by the New York State Department of Transportation. We will also feature a presentation and demonstration about providing safe and accessible services for different models of service.

“Coordination in such a diverse industry is key to improving service quality and efficiency”, said Sandy Misiewicz, CDTC Executive Director. “This workshop affords transportation providers an opportunity to share resources, discuss the state of the practice and strengthen lines of communication.” For more information about past Tools of the Trade workshops and other important regional projects, please visit our website at www.cdtcmpo.org. If you would like to contact us for more information or to register to attend, you can also call 518-458-2161 or email us at cdtc@cdtcmpo.org.

ABOUT CDTC

The Capital District Transportation Committee (CDTC) is the Metropolitan Planning Organization (MPO) for the counties of Albany, Rensselaer, Saratoga (except the Town of Moreau and the Village South Glens Falls) and Schenectady. CDTC facilitates a transportation planning process as required by federal law and supported with federal funding.

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