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Coordinating Council on Access and Mobility

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What's New

  • In March 2022, FTA posted guidance clarifying coordination on human services transportation on a new transportation coordination webpage. Coordinated transportation involves multiple entities working together to deliver one or more components of a transportation service to increase capacity. The transportation coordination guidance aims to reduce overlap between the 130 CCAM programs across nine agencies that may fund human services transportation and incentivize collaboration by clarifying eligible reporting into the National Transit Database (NTD). This new guidance addresses the following topics as they relate to NTD reporting: definition of public transportation; paratransit; charter service; incidental use of transit assets; and trip brokering.
  • CCAM Report to the President
  • CCAM Federal Fund Braiding Guide
  • CCAM Program Inventory

Overview

The Coordinating Council on Access and Mobility (CCAM) is a Federal interagency council that works to coordinate funding and provide expertise on human services transportation for three targeted populations: people with disabilities, older adults, and individuals of low income. The CCAM works at the Federal level to improve Federal coordination of transportation resources and to address barriers faced by States and local communities when coordinating transportation. The CCAM’s mission is to issue policy recommendations and implement activities that improve the availability, accessibility, and efficiency of transportation for CCAM’s targeted populations, with the vision of equal access to coordinated transportation for all Americans.

The CCAM was established in 2004 by Executive Order 13330: Human Services Transportation Coordination in recognition of the importance of human services transportation. Human services transportation fosters personal mobility by connecting people to their homes, jobs, education, medical appointments, and communities. Millions of Americans, however, are unable to access reliable transportation services due to a lack of mobility. Gaps in transportation services disproportionately impact people with disabilities, older adults, and individuals of low income, disconnecting them from their communities. The CCAM works to close those gaps and achieve its strategic vision of Mobility for All.

CCAM Structure

The Secretary of Transportation chairs the CCAM, and 10 additional agency leaders form the rest of the CCAM’s membership. Nine of the 11 total CCAM agencies—the Departments of Agriculture (USDA), Education (ED), Health and Human Services (HHS), Housing and Urban Affairs (HUD), Interior (DOI), Justice (DOJ), Labor (DOL), Transportation (DOT), and Veterans Affairs (VA)—currently fund grant programs that can fund human services transportation. The additional two CCAM agencies—the National Council on Disability (NCD) and the Social Security Administration (SSA)—provide valuable expertise to enhance the CCAM’s ability to serve its targeted populations.

Technical Assistance

The Transportation Technical Assistance Coordination Library (TACL) provides a sustainable methodology and platform to access resources across a diverse range of transportation technical assistance centers and FTA. Participating FTA-funded technical assistance centers include:

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Last updated: Wednesday, March 30, 2022