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NADO-USDA Deep East Texas Voucher System

Started: November, 2017 End Date: September, 2018 Project ID #4W6998 Status: Ongoing

Objective

The objective of this project is to pilot a traveler cheque system intended to provide more mobility opportunities to veterans, persons with disabilities, and older persons.

Abstract

WTI will provide technical assistance to three rural communities and regions to identify and evaluate options for expanding transportation options, through a new partnership with the National Association of Development Organizations (NADO)'s Research Foundation and the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA). USDA sponsors technical assistance grants to rural communities and regions for transportation development, and NADO's Research Foundation, working in conjunction with WTI, was selected to receive three grants. WTI will conduct the technical assistance in three locations, one of which is in east Texas.   In communities served by the Deep East Texas Council of Governments (DETCOG), WTI will work with DETCOG to pilot a traveler cheque system intended to provide more mobility opportunities to veterans, persons with disabilities, and older persons. This project is unique in that not only will work and medical needs be addressed, but the system allows users to utilize trips for livability purposes so long as they are staying within their allotted mileage. The project will include planning, marketing, and public outreach.

Contacts

Sponsors & Partners

  • United States Department of Agriculture Sponsor
  • National Association of Development Organizations Partner

Related Information

Part of: Mobility and Public Transportation

Project Tagged In: mobility, accessible transportation, transit planning

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