This calendar lists upcoming meetings, events, and funding opportunities that may be of interest to mobility managers and others who work with human service transportation in Massachusetts. Inclusion in this list does not constitute endorsement by the Human Service Transportation Office.

If you know of any meetings, events, or funding opportunities that are not listed below, please tell us about them.

2014

September 8 - December 12, 2014
Organizing and Managing Senior Transportation Options – online certificate

  • This online certificate program is appropriate for professionals in the field of aging services and transportation services interested in addressing senior transportation challenges and managing services that meet the mobility needs of an aging population.
  • Instructors are Helen K. Kerschner and Nina M. Silverstein

October 21-23, 2014
Workshop for Travel Training Practitioners

  • Raynham, MA
  • MassDOT has awarded funding to the Kennedy Center, a Connecticut-based organization serving people with disabilities, to offer a series of workshops on travel training for travel training practitioners in Massachusetts. The Kennedy Center provides travel training services for the state of Connecticut.
  • Travel training is an intensive, individualized, one-on-one process to help someone gain the knowledge and skills they need to use transit independently and safely. Travel training is one type of travel instruction.
  • This workshop is full, but there is a waiting list. Contact us at hstmobility@state.ma.us to receive the form to sign up. In addition, another workshop will be offered in the future; dates and location are to be determined.

October 24, 2014
Statewide Coordinating Council on Community Transportation (SCCCT) Quarterly Meeting

October 30, 2014
Moving Together

  • MassDOT GreenDOT conference on mode shift and healthy transportation
  • 7:45 AM – 4:30 PM
  • Boston Park Plaza Hotel, 64 Arlington Street, Boston
  • Register here
  • MassMobility will be exhibiting

November 7, 2014
Connecting Seniors to Public Transportation applications due

November 19, 2014
The Power of Advocacy: The Access Advisory Committee to the MBTA and the MBTA’s annual Summit on Transit Accessibility

  • 8:30-11:15 AM
  • State Transportation Building 2nd Floor, Conference Rooms 1, 2, and 3 at 10 Park Plaza, Boston
  • Contact AACT@ctps.org for more information

November 19, 2014
Frequently Asked Questions on the ADA: Alternative Modes of Transportation

  • Webinar from Easter Seals Project ACTION
  • Have you ever wondered what your rights are as a person with a disability using a ridesharing application?  Or how much assistance a taxicab operator is required to provide to people with disabilities? Or the requirements under the ADA on level rail boarding?  If you have had these question or other ADA related questions about alternative modes of transportation including rail, taxicabs, shuttles, bike sharing programs and ridesharing applications, then this session is for you.
  • Register here

November 30, 2014

  • MArtap Helping Hands mini-grants applications due
  • Small grants of up to $1,000 for equipment or projects designed to update or enhance transit services in rural and small urban areas
  • Details at www.martap.org

December 1-5, 2014
Older Driver Safety Awareness Week

  • With increasing age come changes in physical, mental and sensory abilities that can challenge a person's continued ability to drive safely. But there are a variety of safe travel options for people of all ages.

2015

May 5, 2015
Statewide Transportation Coordination Meeting

  • Marlborough, MA
  • Regional Coordinating Council members, members of original transportation coordination teams, and others involved in transportation coordination in Massachusetts are invited
  • Contact hstmobility@state.ma.us for more information



 

 


This information is provided by the EOHHS Human Service Transportation Office.