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CCAM Stakeholder Engagement

In 2018, the CCAM support team facilitated state, local and industry focus groups and listening sessions with organizations that receive funding from CCAM agencies to identify transportation coordination barriers, lessons learned, and promising practices. The findings will inform federal work groups responsible for addressing FAST Act requirements. Summary reports from these sessions will be posted in the coming months.

State and Local Focus Groups and Listening Sessions

Virtual focus groups convened stakeholders related to a specific topic:

  • Rural and Underserved Areas Focus Group
  • Rural Veterans Transportation Focus Group
  • Medicaid Non-Emergency Medical Transportation (NEMT)

In-Person Focus Groups

In-person focus groups convened federal funding recipients in a specific community or region. Sessions were located in diverse regions that have experienced success in coordinating transportation:

  1. Olympia and Seattle, Washington
  2. Los Angeles, California
  3. Tallahassee, Florida
  4. Columbus, Ohio
  5. Des Moines, Iowa

In-Person Listening Sessions

Listening sessions will be hosted at conferences and meetings that bring together transit stakeholders from across the country.

  • American Public Transportation Association (APTA) Bus and Paratransit Conference, Tampa Marriott Waterside, 700 S Florida Ave, Tampa, FL 33602, 8-9:30 a.m. Wednesday, May 9, 2018
  • National Rural Transit Assistance Program (RTAP) Review Board Meeting, The Cecchi Ballroom, Watergate Hotel, 2650 Virginia Ave NW, Washington, DC 20037, May 10, 2018
  • Community Transportation Association of America (CTAA) Expo, Westin Convention Center, 1000 Penn Ave, Pittsburgh, PA 15222, June 13, 2018 Tampa, FL – Wednesday, June 13th from 3:15-5pm [URL: ]
  • CCAM agency staff are interested in collecting examples of transportation coordination efforts, including challenges and barriers.

Provide feedback or contact FTA representative Danielle Nelson, (202) 366-2160.

Funding Opportunities

Inclusive Transportation Planning Initiative

A request for proposals has been released for Inclusive Transportation Planning grants, which are intended to facilitate development of local inclusive, coordinated transportation systems in which people with disabilities, older adults, and caregivers actively participate in both advisory and decision-making roles. Applicants are invited to begin where they are, even if they have never been involved in inclusive planning or have made only minimal effort to engage older adults or people with disabilities in transportation planning. Funded by ACL and managed in partnership with the Federal Transit Administration, the grants will be administered by the Community Transportation Association of America in partnership with the National Association of Area Agencies on Aging, the Institute for Community Inclusion of the University of Massachusetts-Boston, and DJB Evaluation.

Grants of up to $35,000 for a maximum of 20 organizations will be made for a six-month period. New grantees are expected to adopt inclusive strategies that fit their communities and build on learning from previous grant projects. It is anticipated that learning from the new grants will add to the knowledge gathered previously and help to build recognition and support for inclusive transportation planning nationwide.

  • A teleconference for interested applicants will be held April 17, 2018
  • Proposals are due May 4, 2018
  • Learn more about the grant application details 
  • Questions? Contact project director Charles Dickson

Other Opportunities

2018 Healthy Aging Summit

On July 16-17, 2018, the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), along with the American College of Preventive Medicine will host the 2018 Healthy Aging Summit in Washington, D.C. 

Advanced Vehicle Technologies Research

The Secretary of Energy announces $68.5 million for advanced vehicle technologies research, including up to $20 million for technology integration. Technology integration brings together key stakeholders in partnerships that can provide data, modeling, and proof-of-concept to inform early-stage research priorities and increase overall transportation system efficiency. Including:

  • High performance computing for transportation system optimization
  • First/last mile solutions for people movement
  • System-level data for more energy-efficient, affordable mobility
  • Open topic – innovative approaches to increase overall transportation system efficiency

 

Updated: Wednesday, May 2, 2018
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