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.

 

2016

January 25

Community Transit Grant Program opens

  • Applications due February 22, 5 PM

February 17

The ADA and Fixed Route Service Requirements

  • Webinar from the Federal Transit Administration
  • 2-3 PM
  • This session will discuss ADA requirements as they relate to fixed route service. We will address topics such as alternative transportation, priority seating, stop announcements, and more. This webinar covers material from chapters 2 and 6 of the FTA ADA Circular.
February 22

Community Transit Grant Program deadline

  • Due by 5 PM

March 2

The ADA and Demand Responsive Service Requirements

  • Webinar from the Federal Transit Administration
  • 2-3 PM
  • This session will discuss ADA requirements as they relate to demand responsive service. We will address topics such as types of demand responsive service, equivalent service, monitoring, and more. This webinar covers material from chapters 2 and 7 of the FTA ADA Circular.

March 16

The ADA and Transportation Facilities

  • Webinar from the Federal Transit Administration
  • 2-3 PM
  • This session will discuss ADA requirements as they relate to transportation facilities. We will address common issues and other topics such as alterations, platform-vehicle coordination, and equivalent facilitation. This webinar covers material from chapters 3 and 5 of the FTA ADA Circular.

March 18

Inclusive Planning Impact Grant applications due

  • Nonprofits and government agencies can apply for grants to develop inclusive planning processes that facilitate participation of seniors and people with disabilities in planning coordinated transportation systems
  • Grants of up to $86,000 are available for a 12-month period
  • Download application here

March 30

The ADA and Vehicles

  • Webinar from the Federal Transit Administration
  • 2-3 PM
  • This session will discuss ADA requirements as they relate to vehicles. We will address topics such as vehicles acquisition standards, accessibility considerations, and equivalent facilitation. This webinar covers material from chapters 4, 5, and 11 of the FTA ADA Circular.

May 22-27

CTAA Expo

  • Portland, OR
  • National conference on community transportation
  • Learn more

July 20

Tufts Health Plan Foundation LOI due

  • Letters of Inquiry due for grant applications for Policy & Advocacy and President’s Leadership Fund focus areas


 


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