My experience has been that it is very difficult to find who to talk to within veterans organizations. I have talked to different veterans organizations, VSOs, Dept. of VA and VA hospitals and they all have differing views on transportation and what can and needs to be done. There is a movement to create mobility managers and new accessible transportation programs within veteran systems. Two problems with this are that the new transportation is for medical purposes only and vets need so much more than that and there are already well-coordinated systems that veterans can take advantage of if the organizations come to the table. I fear we are just creating more silos instead of working together with what is already being coordinated in an area.
Idea No. 67