Webinar 9/24: Lane Transit District's Service Animal Pilot Program. John Ahlen, Accessible Services Specialist at Lane Transit District (Ore.) and CTAA ELA graduate, will discuss LTD's service animal pilot program and the lessons learned from its implementation. Community and public transportation systems across the country are facing dilemmas with how to best develop and enforce service animal policies. LTD's service animal pilot program formally began in 2018 as an attempt to create a better boarding experience for public transit passengers with service animals. Preliminary data suggests that the voluntary program has made transportation easier for everyone involved; with drivers becoming fierce advocates for the new program. Join us for this webinar and learn more about this innovative approach to incorporating service animals into public transit. Registration link. 9/24/19 at 3:00 pm ET.
NEW DATE! - Public Health and Transportation Webinar Series: Part One - Collaborating Together for Community Health (October 10 from 2:00-3: 00 pm ET). Part one will focus on how public health and transportation professionals can work together to support community health and well-being. This webinar will provide an opportunity for mobility management and transportation practitioners to hear from public health professionals on potential areas for collaboration between the two sectors, and discuss ideas for developing, implementing, and evaluating initiatives to improve community health. Click here to register.
Public Health and Transportation Webinar Series: Part Two - On the Ground in Washington County, Minn. (November 6 from 2:00 - 3:00pm ET). Part two will provide a deep dive into Washington County, Minn. Presenters representing public health, mobility management, and health care will discuss how their community came together around health and transportation, and the outcomes of their cross-sector partnership. The presenters will also cover the roles of their Community Health Needs Assessment and Community Health Improvement Plan in propelling this work forward, and offer tips for identifying relevant stakeholders, participating in transportation and health priority setting, and building and sustaining similar partnerships in your community. Click here to register.