Monday, February 23, 2015

TPB Approves Projects to Enhance Transportation for Seniors and Individuals with Disabilities

The Metropolitan WashingtonCouncil of Governments announced that the Transportation Planning Board (TPB) approved $2.7 million in funding for a number of projects that will enhance transportation for seniors and individuals with disabilities, including several projects in Montgomery County.

Of the nine projects recommended for funding, those that will benefit County residents are:
·         A Jewish Council for the Aging project to strengthen the “Connect-a-Ride” transportation information program with an improved database and a bi-lingual mobility specialist.
·         A Montgomery County Department of Health and Human Services effort to increase coordination between the transportation and human service agencies within the County, provide outreach and marketing about existing transportation services and increase volunteer driver recruitment.
·         A Maryland Transit Administration project that will use a block grant for vehicle purchase for suburban Maryland non-profits.  Read more