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Coordinating Council on Access and Mobility

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Overview

The Coordinating Council on Access and Mobility (CCAM) is a Federal interagency council that works to coordinate funding and provide expertise on human service 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 Service Transportation Coordination in recognition of the importance of human service transportation. Human service 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 service 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.

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Last updated: Tuesday, March 16, 2021