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2019 CCAM Meetings & Listening Sessions

Substance Use Disorder (SUD) Rural Transportation, Funding and Recovery Workshop (December 10, 2019)

The White House Office of National Drug Control Policy, in collaboration with CCAM partners, including the Federal Transit Administration, USDA Rural DevelopmentSubstance Abuse Mental Health Services Administration, and others, conducted a workshop at the University of Tennessee with stakeholders from across the region to coordinate transportation in rural areas to improve access to treatment and services. The National Rural Transit Assistance Program (RTAP), a center funded by FTA, provided free technical assistance and resources at the workshop. View our CCAM partners (USDA and DOJ) video on SUD for Rural Sheriffs and Judges: short version and full video

Agenda | Meeting presentation

ACL/FTA Webinar: Expanding Access to Transportation for Older Adults and People with Disabilities (November 21, 2019)

The National Aging and Disability Transportation Center (NADTC), a program funded by the Federal Transit Administration (FTA) with guidance from the Administration for Community Living (ACL), hosted the Expanding Access to Transportation for Older Adults and People with Disabilities Webinar on November 21, 2019. Transportation is often needed to engage in community life, jobs, education and to access health care.  FTA and ACL have partnered together to leverage Federal investments in transportation to increase access to transportation for people with disabilities, older adults, and caregivers.  This webinar provides more awareness of the FTA recently released $3.5 million Mobility for All Pilot Program notice of funding opportunity; highlight the opportunity for FTA applicants to use ACL grant funds spent on transportation to satisfy the local match requirement of three FTA grant programs; and highlight technical assistance resources.

View the webinar | View the slides

Small Business Innovation Research Program Cost Allocation Technology for Non-Emergency Medical Transportation Project Kick-Off Meeting (November 5, 2019)

On November 5, 2019, USDOT launched an initiative to develop technology to help agencies better track and coordinate transportation costs by trip. The Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) Program Cost Allocation Technology for Non-Emergency Medical Transportation (NEMT) project will develop cost allocation technology to reconcile federal reporting and agency funding to harmonize financial systems.  This will enable transportation providers to more easily coordinate transportation for passengers eligible to receive transportation through different human services programs. The initiative offers potential to save taxpayer funding and encourages agencies to share resources, reduce redundancy and streamline programs to serve more people with fewer resources. See U.S. DOT SBIR FY 2019 Solicitation Document, page 53.

Access and Mobility for All Summit  (October 29, 2019)

On Tuesday, October 29, 2019, the U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT) hosted the Access and Mobility for All Summit to raise awareness of government-wide efforts to improve access and mobility for people with disabilities, older adults, and individuals of low income and identify priority Federal and non-Federal activities and innovations that can provide more efficient, affordable, and accessible vehicles and mobility services such as transit and ridesharing. Keynote Remarks were provided by Secretary of Housing and Urban Development Benjamin S. Carson, Sr., M.D. and Secretary of Transportation Elaine L. Chao (prepared remarks available here). The first panel was a CCAM discussion, titled: Access and Mobility for All: An Interagency Mission, moderated by K. Jane Williams, Acting Administrator for the Federal Transit Administration, and included the following panelist:

  • Vincent Valdes, Associate Administrator for Research, Demonstration and Innovation, Federal Transit Administration
  • Mary Lazare, Principal Deputy Administrator for the Administration for Community Living, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS)
  • Michael Akinyele, Acting VA Chief Innovation Officer and Executive Director of the VA Innovation Center, U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs
  • Neil Romano, Chairperson of the National Council on Disability
  • Jennifer Sheehy, Deputy Assistant Secretary of Labor for Disability Employment Policy, U.S. Department of Labor

During the Access and Mobility for All Summit, HHS announced the ability to use any HHS funding for transportation as match to FTA Section 5310 Enhanced Mobility of Seniors and Individuals with Disabilities Formula Grants; and Section 5311 Rural Formula Grants and Tribal Transit Formula Grants. View the Summit webcast (1:03–1:19). In addition, Secretary Elaine L. Chao made the following announcements:

  • A planned Complete Trip Deployment solicitation, which will make up to $40 million available to enable communities to showcase innovative business partnerships, technologies, and practices that promote independent mobility for all.  “Complete Trip” means that a user can get from point A to point B seamlessly, regardless of the number of modes, transfers, and connections.
  • A planned Inclusive Design Challenge, which will make up to $5 million in cash prizes available to innovators who design solutions to enable accessible automated vehicles.  USDOT aims to increase availability and decrease cost of aftermarket modifiers that improve accessibility of vehicles today and spark development for future automated vehicles.
  • A Notice of Funding Opportunity for FTA’s FY 2020 Mobility for All Pilot Program.  The program seeks to improve mobility options and access to community services for older adults, individuals with disabilities, and people with low incomes. The $3.5 million initiative will fund projects that enhance transportation connections to jobs, education, and health services.
  • A strategic plan for the Coordinating Council on Access and Mobility (CCAM), an interagency partnership to coordinate the efforts of federal agencies funding transportation services for targeted populations. The strategic plan will help provide better transportation outcomes through the coordination of more than 130 government-wide programs.

Coordinating Council on Access and Mobility CCAM Meeting (October 29, 2019)

USDOT invited all CCAM agencies to the CCAM meeting on October 29, 2019. Nine of the eleven CCAM agencies were in attendance. Meeting outcomes included:

  • Adoption of the CCAM Strategic Plan
  • Resource Commitments for:
    • CCAM Agency Points of Contact
    • Development of CCAM Cost-Sharing Policy
    • Development of Recommendations for Inclusion in the Report to Congress and the President; and
    • Review of the Report to Congress and the President

Meeting Presentation | AgendaAttendee Biographies

Coordinating Council on Access and Mobility CCAM Meeting Pre-Brief Webinar (September 26, 2019)

To prepare for the October 29, 2019 CCAM meeting, FTA invited the CCAM partners to a virtual pre-meeting. The purpose of the meeting was to share what to expect for the CCAM Meeting and prepare CCAM meeting designees and their staff to contribute to the following intended meeting outcomes:

  • Adoption of the CCAM Strategic Plan, and
  • Resource Commitments for:
    • CCAM Agency Points of Contact;
    • Development of CCAM Cost-Sharing Policy;
    • Development of Recommendations for Inclusion in the Report to Congress and the President; and
    • Review of the Report to Congress and the President.

Meeting presentation | Recording

FTA State Programs Meeting (August 14 – 16, 2019)

The Federal Transit Administration (FTA) held the 18th Biennial State Programs Meeting and State Public Transportation Partnerships Conference in partnership with the American Association of State Highway and Transportation Officials (AASHTO), the American Public Transportation Association (APTA), and the Community Transportation Association of America (CTAA). The intended audience for this conference are FTA regional and headquarters staff, state program managers for Section 5311 and Section 5310, State Departments of Transportation and state transportation associations. The purpose of this meeting is for these groups to come together to learn more about FTA and its programs. Coordinating Council on Access and Mobility (CCAM) partners attended the meeting, including the Centers for Disease Control (CDC).  Meeting information and agenda.

CCAM Plenary Session - Advancing Mobility Management:  A State Perspective

ACF/FTA Webinar: Identifying Transportation Solutions to Improve Access to Economic Opportunities (April 30, 2019)

The Department of Health and Human Services, Administration for Children and Families (ACF) and the Department of Transportation's Federal Transit Administration, along with the National Center for Mobility Management (NCMM), held a webinar to address mobility and transportation challenges for vulnerable families. The webinar, intended for state officials across Regions 5 (IL, IN, MN, MI, OH, WI) and 7 (IA, KS, M0, NE) included:

  • Learning about the ACF programs for which transportation is an eligible expense
  • Realizing coordination opportunities between ACF and FTA programs
  • Discovering federal and state activities that seek to coordinate transportation services across sectors
  • Acquiring information and tools to support state officials to identify transportation services
  • Hearing from Ohio and Iowa officials about their work to coordinate transportation services through statewide mobility management

Agenda | Meeting presentation | Listen to the recording | View the transcript

Federal Interagency Input Meeting for the Coordinating Council on Access and Mobility 2020 Grant Programs (April 29, 2019)

To encourage a more collaborative approach to developing CCAM-related notices of funding opportunities, FTA invited CCAM partners to USDOT to provide input on three FTA-funded grant opportunities that will be announced in 2020. The grant programs include:

  • Innovative Coordinated Access and Mobility (ICAM) Pilot Program
  • National Aging and Disability Transportation Center (NADTC) grants
  • National Center for Mobility Management (NCMM) grants

Intended outputs of the meeting included improved program impact, reach and sustainability; and increased diversity of partnerships in grant applications. Agenda | Meeting presentation

Last updated: Wednesday, February 26, 2020