Connecticut Residents with Disabilities, Employers and the Connecticut
Economy Benefit From Accessible Transportation Options
HARTFORD, Conn., May 7 /PRNewswire/ --
The Connecticut Department of Social Services/Bureau of Rehabilitation
Services Connect-Ability Initiative and the Connecticut Department of
Transportation will host the first "Transportation: Making Connections"
-- Highlight current transportation options for people with disabilities,
and the vital importance of public transportation to our state's
economic development and growth;
-- Provide unique opportunity to broaden partnerships and share creative
solutions to increase accessible transportation to reduce barriers to
employment for the more than 250,000 residents who have a physical
-- Learn about DOT's Service Initiative, Phase 2.
Transportation: Making Connections coincides with National
Transportation Week and will feature a panel discussion, success stories
and a demonstration of public transit options, including the fuel cell bus,
ADA paratransit van, accessible taxi and personal vehicle modification
vendors. Event attendees include key state agencies, employers, individuals
with disabilities, and advocacy organizations.
WHEN/WHERE: Thursday, May 15, from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m.*
Connecticut Expo Center
285 Reverend Moody Expressway, Hartford
* Interview opportunities and transportation options
demonstration available from noon to 1 p.m.
-- Claudette Beaulieu, Deputy Commissioner, CT Department of Social
-- Albert A. Martin, Deputy Commissioner, CT Department of Transportation
-- Peggy Griffin, Office of Civil Rights, Federal Transit Administration
-- Michael Sanders, Transit Administrator, CT Depar
|SOURCE The Connecticut Department of Social Services/Bureau of|
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