SALEM, Ore. - Are you interested in helping improve transportation services in Oregon for people with disabilities? The statewide ADA Disability Workgroup is seeking members interested in working to remove barriers to transportation options for people with disabilities. Here are just a few of the workgroup’s specific charges:
- Investigate additional sources of funds to improve transit services and more.
- Identify ways to promote services.
- Analyze gaps in disability transit statewide and analyze state allotment of funds in targeted areas.
- Recommend improvements to the Public Transportation Advisory Committee.
The ADA Disability Workgroup meets up to six times per year, with several of those meetings in locations outside of the Salem area. Throughout the year, the group gathers input from residents, officials and ODOT staff as it considers barriers and issues people with disabilities face while accessing transit statewide. Travel expense reimbursements will be reviewed on a case-by-case basis.
Membership will be considered based on geographic location representation, disability community involvement and awareness. Preference will be given to users of rural, urban and/or small urban public transportation systems.
How to apply: submit a letter of consideration by December 15, 2017 to Jaimie.Baldwin@odot.state.or.us or by mail, Jaimie Baldwin, ODOT Public Transit, 555 13th St. NE, Salem OR 97301.
For questions about the workgroup or the appointment process, contact Jaimie Baldwin, ODOT Rail and Public Transit Division’s Training Program coordinator, at (503) 986-3669 or Jaimie.Baldwin@odot.state.or.us, or call statewide relay at 7-1-1.