Coordinating Council on Access and Mobility (CCAM)

Coordinating Council on Access and Mobility (CCAM)

Transportation touches almost all part of peoples’ lives. This fact is recognized by the many federally funded programs that fund transportation services in one way or another. In 2014, the Government Accountability Office (GAO) identified 80 of these federal programs spread among 8 federal agencies.

The federal Coordinating Council and Access and Mobility (CCAM), formed in 2004, is tasked with coordinating transportation across federal agencies.

What is CCAM?

The Coordinating Council on Access and Mobility (CCAM) is an interagency partnership established in 2004 by Executive Order 13330 to coordinate the efforts of the federal agencies that fund transportation services for targeted populations. You can find more about its history and objectives on the U.S. DOT CCAM webpage. View the 2023-2026 CCAM Strategic Plan.

The Secretary of Transportation chairs the CCAM, and 10 additional Federal department and agency leaders form the remaining CCAM membership. The 11 CCAM members include the following:

  • Department of Agriculture
  • Department of Education
  • Department of Health and Human Services
  • Department of Housing and Urban Development
  • Department of the Interior 
  • Department of Justice
  • Department of Labor  
  • Department of Transportation
  • Department of Veterans Affairs
  • National Council on Disability
  • Social Security Administration

CCAM-Related Resources

NCMM CCAM Community of Practice

NCMM has created resource pages dedicated to the eight primary audiences served by CCAM agencies. These pages are designed to

    • Assist CCAM agency staff in finding more about transportation
    • Allow CCAM agency staff to post funding and other announcements that support transportation coordination
    • Allow mobility management professionals to learn more about the CCAM agency-funded programs

Listed under each CCAM-funded program are 1) program descriptions, 2) funding mechanisms and opportunities, and 3) relevant transportation supports. Promising practices related to coordination will be linked here as they evolve.

Programs by population served:

Additional CCAM-Related Resources

Listed below are a selection of resources to help coordinate transportation services with CCAM-funded agencies to help best meet the needs of communities. You can see all of our resources on coordination on the Coordination Page of our Knowledge Center.

  • Transportation Technical Assistance Coordination Library: Collates coordination resources developed by all six of the technical assistance centers funded by the Federal Transit Administration as well as the FTA itself. The library is searchable by keyword and also alphabetically.
  • HUD & NCMM – “Addressing Transportation Challenges identified by EnVision Centers” Brief
  • ACF & NCMM – “Do Transportation Barriers Impede Access to Economic Activities?” Brief
  • Federal Fund Braiding Guide (June 2020). Defines federal fund braiding for local match and program eligibility to enable federal agencies and federal grant recipients to more effectively manage federal funds and coordinate human service transportation.
  • CCAM Cost-Sharing Policy Statement (August 2020). Interagency policy statement recommends transportation cost-sharing to encourage greater state and local funding coordination. Fully coordinating transportation through vehicle and ride sharing for Medicaid, aging, and other human service transportation trips can result in a 10-percent increase in passengers per hour, which can create significant cost savings for federal, state, and local agencies.
  • Cost Allocation Technology for Non-Emergency Medical Transportation Final Report (June 2020). This is the Cost Allocation Technology for Non-Emergency Medical Transportation (NEMT) phase 1 final report. With the passage of the Fixing America’s Surface Transportation (FAST) Act, Congress challenged the U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT) to lead the Coordinating Council on Access and Mobility (CCAM) to develop a cost allocation technology to account for divergent federal reporting requirements and maintain separation of funding sources by trip for NEMT. In February 2019, DOT, on behalf of the CCAM, issued a solicitation for a Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) phase 1 project to develop a cost allocation proof of concept model for an open source software application. Phase 2 – the development of this allocated cost model for NEMT – will begin in early 2021.
  • CCAM Program Inventory (October 2019). The CCAM Program Inventory identifies 130 Federal programs that are able to provide funding for human services transportation for people with disabilities, older adults, and/or individuals of low income. In 2018 and 2019, CCAM agency representatives determined which programs to include via internal agency program validation efforts and the CCAM Program Analysis Working Sessions. The CCAM Program Inventory includes detailed program information, such as CFDA numbers and statutory references, information on recipients and beneficiaries, and eligible transportation activities. The CCAM Program Inventory Summary document contains limited program details and is formatted for easy printing. View the webinar recordings here.

More from the Knowledge Center:

Needham Community Council Rides to Health Care

Needham Community Council – Needham, MA
In 2017, the Needham Community Council began supplementing its volunteer driver medical transportation program with trips provided through the ridehailing company, Lyft. Lyft rides were funded through the Needham Community Council operating budget and a donation from Beth Israel Deaconess Hospital – Needham.

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Public & Senior Transportation

OCCK Public Transportation – Salina, KS
On the Go: Enticing Seniors to Try Salina’s Public Transportation program began in 2022 as a partnership between the Salina Senior Center, OCCK Transportation and the Mobility Manager for North Central Kansas. The goal of the program is to increase the number of senior citizens using Salina’s public transportation system.

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County-wide Volunteer Driver Program

City of Pittsfield RSVP Program – Pittsfield, MA
Wheels for Wellness exemplifies two promising practices: cross-sector collaboration and building on existing assets. When deciding what type of transportation program to pilot, the partners selected a volunteer driver program because it built on what they identified to be the county’s assets: an older population, a high rate of car ownership, and a strong regional culture around looking out for each other. They then looked to existing volunteer driver programs in the region to see how they might scale these local and regional initiatives. A regional volunteer driver program run by an all-volunteer healthcare facility in Southern Berkshire County inspired them to serve the entire county. They then identified the Pittsfield RSVP program as having potential to scale up its operations.

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