Forum 1 – A Deeper Look into Transportation Surveys! How Do They Help Our Local Communities?
Time: 10:30AM-11:30AM EST
Description: Transportation Surveys assist in gathering the data needed for research studies that can help legislators and administration officials better understand the unique needs and challenges of people with developmental disabilities. Join us for an in-depth discussion about the impact that transportation surveys have on our communities and what we can learn from them.
Brandi Hesson- Mobility Manager Buckeye Hills Regional Council
Pamela Pate- Statewide Mobility Coordinator Ohio Department of Transportation
Melissa Grey -Senior Program Manager National Aging and Disability Transportation Center
Registration Link: https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/1528002721349622288
Forum 2 – Mobility Managers: The Link Between Community Partners and Transportation Providers
Date: Tuesday, 10/12/2021
Time: 1:30 PM-3:00PM EST
Description: What is a Mobility Manager? Who do they help? What do they do? Join us for a Mobility Manager Transportation panel featuring mobility managers from across the state of Ohio as they educate us about the role that they play in our aging and disability communities. Learn about the importance of their facilitation of travel training, orientating individuals, and the impact of feeding data on unmet needs into the transportation planning processes across the state.
Lisa Leckrone- Mobility Manager Perry County
Sharon Pearson- Mobility Manager at United Way of Greater Lorain County
Tracy Haines- Mobility Manager Coshocton County Mobility Management
Forum 3 – Improving Access to Transportation in Ohio’s Rural Communities
Date: Wednesday, 10/20/2021
Time: 10:30 AM-11:30AM EST
Description: Helping rural communities improve access to transportation assists in breaking a huge barrier that persist in the state of Ohio. Our featured speakers will describe how their programs and resources help benefit rural communities by describing their best practices for improving access to transportation, overcoming barriers, and improving transportation safety in Ohio’s rural community’s Speaker/s
Jessie Schmitzer- Mobility Manager Athens-Hocking County
Joseph Adray- Mobility Manager ARTS/Highland County
Registration Link: https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/879414006264234000
Forum 4 – Technology and Transportation: The Future
Date: Thursday, 10/28/2021
Time: 1:30 PM-2:30PM EST
Description: Transportation can reduce social isolation and enhance individual autonomy and psychosocial well-being. It is important that we increase our knowledge and understanding of the potential benefits of using technology in relation to transportation for people with disabilities and who are aging. Hear from some of Ohio’s Transportation networks on how they are making a difference in our communities and providing exceptional transportation services with the help of modern-day technology.
Kate Schramm- Director of Partnerships Foenix Mobility Rising
Lexi Petrella- Mobility Coordinator Mid-Ohio Regional Planning Commission
Ryan Mancus- Founder and CEO SHARE Mobility
Registration Link: https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/4686873239671200528