MassMobility, in partnership with MassDOT Rail and Transit, hosted the Massachusetts Community Transportation Coordination Conference on May 5, 2015 in Marlborough. This annual conference is an opportunity for transportation providers, human service agency staff, and advocates to come together to hear presentations on best practices and connect with peers around the state.

This year, 136 people attended the conference, more than double last year’s numbers – indicating a growing interest in improving mobility and access for seniors, people with disabilities, and low-income individuals statewide. Statewide coordination meetings have occurred every year since 2009.

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Conference Photos

Large group in conference room
136 people attended, double the number who participated the year before. Participants came from all regions of Massachusetts, and all Regional Coordinating Councils were represented.

Presenter presents to large group
Noah Berger, Federal Transit Administration, discussed federal funding for community transportation as part of a funding strategies panel.

Presenter presents to small group
In a small group session, Michele Ellicks, Community Outreach Coordinator at the Registry of Motor Vehicles, discussed programs and resources available to help older drivers ensure safety while driving – or transition to alternative transportation options.

Secretary Pollack with large group
Secretary of Transportation Stephanie Pollack took questions from the audience after delivering a mid-day keynote.

Panel, one speaker with microphone
The advocacy strategies panel featured Acton Selectman Mike Gowing discussing advocacy at the municipal level, Mass Senior Action Council’s Carolyn Villers discussing grassroots activism, and Josh Ostroff from Transportation for Massachusetts on building a statewide coalition.

Conference Materials

Conference Overview

Funding Strategies Panel

Promoting Mobility and Employment through Affordable Car Ownership: Vehicle Donation and Car Loan Programs

Older Driver Programs and Services

Central Reservation/Dispatch Systems for Council on Aging Transportation

MassRIDES and Community Transportation: Employers, Carpools, and Regional Coordinating Councils

Secretary Pollack’s Mid-Day Keynote

Three Models of Travel Instruction

Understanding Regional Planning Agencies and Metropolitan Planning Organizations

Creating a Peer Support Network for Volunteer Driver Programs

Demand Response and Employment Transportation: Regional Examples

Advocacy Strategies Panel

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This information is provided by the EOHHS Human Service Transportation Office