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CCAM-Related Pilot Programs

The Coordinating Council on Access and Mobility (CCAM) has undertaken a variety of interagency efforts to improve the availability, accessibility, and efficiency of transportation. The CCAM strives to test new and innovative methods of coordinating human service transportation—one way the CCAM accomplishes this goal is through pilot program grants. The approach has enabled the CCAM to support projects that meet a range of human service transportation needs of people with disabilities, older adults, and individuals of low income while also testing new technologies and services. Over the past several years, these efforts have consisted of the following pilot programs:

Rides to Wellness Initiative (2016–2020)

The Innovative Coordinated Access and Mobility (ICAM) pilot program grants provided funding for capital projects to improve the coordination of nonemergency medical transportation (NEMT) for transportation-disadvantaged populations. Although these funds were appropriated to FTA, the CCAM deployed the grants in a way to demonstrate its continued commitment to broader transportation coordination. To learn more about three iterations of the program that encouraged local transportation coordination by funding projects that strengthened transportation-human services ties, click on the links below.

Veterans Transportation Community Living Initiative (2011-2012)

The Veterans Transportation Community Living Initiative (VTCLI) awarded FTA funding to help Veterans, military families, and others connect to jobs and services in their communities by improving access to local transportation options. Developed and supported by the CCAM, projects were funded to strengthen and promote “one-call” information centers and other tools to bring convenience to information, transportation options, and other support services. To learn more about the funded projects and their areas of service, read a further overview or review the report Meeting the Health Care Access Needs of Veterans.

Mobility Services for All Americans (2005-2018)

The Mobility Services for All Americans (MSAA) pilot program grants leveraged advanced Intelligent Transportation Systems technology to improve coordination of and resourcing for transportation services, thus simplifying access to employment, healthcare, education, and other community activities. Launched by the CCAM, MSAA promoted coordination of community mobility resources in the form of Travel Management Coordination Centers (TMCCs). By applying technological solutions to advance human service transportation, overcome technical and institutional barriers to coordination, and showcase promising technologies and practices that enhance mobility, MSAA also benefited the general public. To learn more about MSAA and its impact, view the MSAA Overview page.

United We Ride (2004)

The United We Ride (UWR) initiative, created by the CCAM, sought to improve the availability, quality, and efficiency of transportation services for CCAM’s target populations: people with disabilities, older adults, and individuals of low income. UWR partnered with States and communities to facilitate coordination between transportation and human services programs, identifying transportation needs, and creating efficiencies in services while building local partnerships. To learn more about its impact and goals, review the United We Ride brochure.

Last updated: Friday, April 16, 2021