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Public Asked to Identify Transportation Needs for Older Adults, People with Disabilities, and Low-Income Residents

City and County of Honolulu Coordinated Human Services Transportation Project

Four Town Hall Meetings in November

Hauula, Waianae, Wahiawa, Aiea

The City and County of Honolulu, Department of Transportation Services is sponsoring transportation workshops to hear from residents about the transportation needs of seniors, people with disabilities, and people with lower incomes. Participants will discuss challenges and identify opportunities to improve transportation for elderly, disabled, and low-income residents.

Participants will also learn about a planning effort underway designed to improve transportation by coordinating transit, human services, and other community transportation services. These meetings will help to create a human services transportation coordination plan. Having this plan will provide the opportunity for organizations to be eligible to receive certain federal transportation dollars.

The plan will incorporate the needs, strengths, and desires of the community. Upon completion of the plan, the City and County of Honolulu expects to develop one or more demonstration projects based, on plan recommendations.

Meetings will be held in November in four different locations around Oahu:

Hauula Community Center, Thursday, November 20, 2008, 3:00 to 5:00 PM

Waianae District Park, Friday, November 21, 2008, 9:00 to 11:00 AM

Wahiawa District Park Hale Koa Building, Monday, November 24, 2008, 12:00 to 2:00 PM

Pearl Country Club, Tuesday, November 25, 2008, 9:30 to 11:30 AM

All persons interested in improving transportation for seniors, people with disabilities and people with lower incomes are encouraged to attend the meeting. The meeting will be facilitated by FLT Consulting, Inc., a Washington State-based company that specializes in citizen participation and electronic town hall meetings.

To request special accommodations and for more information please contact Eileen Mark or Scott Ishiyama at 768-8380. RSVPs are greatly appreciated.

Tuesday, November 18, 2008

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