The U.S. Department of Transportation Friday announced a $330,000 grant for a shared-ride service for disabled individuals in Los Angeles County, part of $3.5 million in funding aimed at improving access to public transportation and mobility for older adults, low-income communities and people with disabilities.
Access Services will receive $330,000 for a mobile travel app from the Federal Transit Administration of the USDOT as part of the agency’s Mobility for All Pilot Program.
Access Services offers a curb-to-curb shared-ride service for disabled individuals countywide from within three-quarters of a mile of any public bus or Metro rail station and is available seven days a week during hours when most buses operate.
A total of 17 projects in 16 states receiving funding through the program.
“FTA is committed to improving access and mobility for all Americans, especially as we work to address the impacts of COVID-19,” FTA Acting Administrator K. Jane Williams said. “Through improved coordination of transportation services and enhanced partnerships, these projects will provide more efficient service to people in rural and small urban areas and individuals affected by healthcare challenges such as the opioid epidemic, veterans and Medicaid recipients.”
The Mobility for All Pilot Program aims to improve mobility options through partnerships, innovation and coordination of transportation strategies to ensure that everyone has transportation to access to vital community services.
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