For Provider Participants: Policy

These questions are offered as a discussion guide: • Do you see opportunities to streamline service delivery at the local, state, or Federal levels? If so, what do you suggest? • What kind of technical assistance is most beneficial to you and your clients?

For Provider Participants: Policy

Veteran Owned Small Bussiness VOSB/SDVOSB Opportunities

As a veteran owned small business – VOSB, we are finding it extremely difficult to compete for work in the engineering and construction industry as it relates to the FHWA transportation program for roadway design and construction. In the state of Florida, they utilize a disadvantaged business enterprise program recognized by the small business administration to assist startup companies that fit that description. There ...more »

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Viewing the Citizen Rider as the Enemy

Due to the increased demand on Paratransit systems in the future for a rapidly aging society-STOP viewing the Citizens, both elder and disabled populations, as the enemy of paratransit systems and a drain on the fixed route system!! Communication skill-sets are paramount in the FTA side of things! Cease placing the burdens onto the citizen as the FTA is doing now, when establishing FULL transportations communications ...more »

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Transit Benefits for Veterans with new VA SmartCard ID

We should discuss how to provide public transportation to all Veterans (at no cost to the Veteran), with fares reimbursed to the transit agencies by the Federal Government. To accomplish this, I suggest we redesign the VA ID Card so that the Federal Government can reimburse Public Transit agencies for providing transit services to all military Veterans. From a policy standpoint, it would be ideal if the reimbursement ...more »

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Long-distance and local Veteran Travel Widely Available

The National Resource Directory lists and describes a very large and diverse number of transportation options for veterans and/or wounded warriors. My organization talks to people every day who do not know this government directory web site even exists.

 

Check it out. All kinds of sources for transportation help. Thanks.

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