State of the States Report 2018: Statewide Mobility Management Networks are vehicles to further the cause of comprehensive transportation coordination efforts, and support services for riders with disabilities, older adults, and those with low income, while simultaneously improving mobility services for all riders.
Drawing upon survey results and a nationwide scan of existing mobility services, NCMM, with the support of the University of Illinois, Chicago, produced this report that seeks to provide a set of recommendations for human services and transportation professionals interested in improving existing or implementing new statewide mobility management networks, as well as understanding barriers to formation and sustaining mobility management networks at the state level. NCMM will publish state profiles in the near future.
Autonomous Vehicles: Driving Employment for People with Disabilities (October 16, 2-3:00 p.m. ET): Celebrate National Disability Employment Awareness Month and learn about the potential for AVs to support access to jobs and independence for people with disabilities, and the challenges that must be met to make this a reality. The FTA-funded National Center for Mobility Management, the U.S. Department of Labor’s Office of Disability Employment Policy, and AV innovators will discuss work to ensure a universal, autonomous mobility future built on inclusion and engagement. This event will include real-time captioning. Register Here.
Also view NCMM's new publication, Autonomous Vehicles: Considerations for People with Disabilities and Older Adults.
Notice of Funding Opportunity: FTA has announced the availability of $6.3 million in competitive grant funds for transit coordination projects that improve access to healthcare. A Notice of Funding Opportunity is on display at the Federal Register.
FTA’s Access and Mobility Partnership Grants focus on transportation solutions to medical appointments and other non-emergency healthcare services. The grants will help improve options for people with limited transportation choices and bridge the gap between service providers in the transportation and health sectors. The program supports the work of the inter-agency Coordinating Council on Access and Mobility (CCAM), which works to coordinate federal programs to improve access to jobs, schools, healthcare, and other opportunities. Submissions for this opportunity are due November 12.
New report: NEMT brokerages and transportation coordination. TRB's Transit Cooperative Research Program (TCRP) has released a pre-publication, non-edited version of Research Report 202: Handbook for Examining the Effects of NEMT Brokerages on Transportation Coordination. The Medicaid program is the largest federal program for human services transportation, spending approximately $3 billion annually on Non-Emergency Medical Transportation (NEMT). The report is accompanied by a companion document that explores the state-by-state profiles for examining the effects of NEMT brokerages on transportation coordination.
Because the Medicaid program is administered by states, which are able to set their own rules within federal regulations and guidelines set by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS), coordination of NEMT with public transit and human services transportation is highly dependent on each state Medicaid agency’s policies and priorities. This report provides background information about NEMT and describes the different models available to states for providing NEMT for Medicaid beneficiaries. The handbook also discusses why human services transportation and public transportation providers encourage coordination of NEMT with other transportation services.
NCMM needs your input to a survey on transportation coordination opportunities and barriers! Your feedback will help shape the Coordinating Council on Access and Mobility (CCAM) federal interagency work group plan and focus areas, by identifying promising practices, barriers, and challenges around coordinated transportation.