HSC Honorable Mention 2018 Excellence Award
The Accessible Transportation Coalition for Clark, Skamania and Klickitat counties began with a Technical Assistance Award from Easter Seals Project Action. This Coalition was 1 of 10 around the country to receive the Technical Assistance Award based on a grant application submitted in 2012 by C-Tran, Bob Sellers representing the low/no vision community and the Human Services Council. This Coalition continues to meet quarterly to identify transportation barriers and challenges for at-risk populations and develop solutions to ensure all residents have access to safe, affordable transportation. I would like to formally thank this Committee for your great work over the past 6 years!
The Accessible Transportation Coalition representing Cowlitz, Wahkiakum, Lewis, Pacific and Grays Harbor was also 1 of 10 grantees around the country to receive a Technical Assistance and Financial grant from Easter Seals Project Action in 2017. This grant application was submitted by the Cowlitz/Wahkiakum Council of Governments, Twin Transit, representatives from the State Agency on Aging and Disabilities, Wahkiakum County Health and Human Services and the Human Services Council. The Coalition is working diligently to support transportation options for all individuals in this five county area to access services in the region. Coalition members are currently working on the recruitment of additional volunteer drivers in all five counties, education and marketing to ensure residents are aware of the various transportation options available to them and will also be expanding the Human Services Council’s 1 Call/1Click Trip Resource Center (1/1 TRC) http://www.tripresourcecenter.org/ to include online trip planning tools for Pacific, Lewis and Grays Harbor counties; Clark, Cowlitz, Wahkiakum, Skamania and Klickitat resources are already available through the 1/1 TRC.