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Systems Change

The silo effect is entrenched in veterans' services and perpetuated by the "we take care of our own" paradigm. Other community silos believe the VA will step in and take care of the Vets that they see and can't/won't serve. Vets services are well insulated at the community level and as a result, there is little to no collaboration. Part of that problem is access to the person/department that can actually do something. ...more »

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VA Participation

In our community the local VA is sometimes able to provide bus tickets for our local transit system, but this service has been inconsistent. If the VA would provide monthly bus vouchers which could be distributed by the VA irtself or local homeless service providers, it would be a tremendous improvement to the current situation.

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ACCOMADATIONS

One can hardly convey the importance of monitoring the spirit of the "American With Disabilities Act"which one mistakingly concludes" is a given".Not true.One still has to be in the right place at the right time and stand up to be counted for "ideas"to be carried out and bare fruit.The A.D.A.offers that opportunity to civilians and veterans alike as long as one stays current with the ongoing development of the act.Know ...more »

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Happy June 8th from Eugene, OR…! Good Morning everyone, I would like to introduce myself, I am Harold McCain Employment Specialist here at the Lindholm Prosperity Center located at 456 Hwy 99 N. Eugene, OR 97402. I am a disabled Veteran and I also work with the “Veterans In Progress” program which is funded by The Department of Labor grant. The transportation issues facing the homeless Veterans in our region here ...more »

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Wheelchair standards WC 19 - safe securement

The Veterans Administration should pay for and encourage “transit” wheelchairs that comply with ANSI/RESNA standard WC19. This is a voluntary standard that specifies design and performance requirements for wheelchairs that are suitable for use as a seat in motor vehicles. These mobility devices can be more easily secured on public transit vehicles and are safer in the (unlikely) event of a crash. New ADA regulations ...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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Underfunding VA especially at times of our wars

No Revenues = No Sacrifice = No Support = DeJa-Vu all over again!. Now a decade and counting, told to go shopping, added to the previous decades of under funding the VA, while the peoples reps Still try and lay blame on the Agency, after rubber stamping wars and costs of and those represented cheer on these wars! While the wealthy and other investors garner their booty, still, from both and many have the chutz·pa to ...more »

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