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Public input sought on transportation plan

 

Last updated 12/4/2020 at 10:37am

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Some people rely on public transportation for all travel, which supports medical visits, health-related trips, work and social interaction. The department of transportation is asking for personal stories from people with disabilities and other limits, on how they use the transportation system. The plan's goal is to find unmet needs and understand use. Public input is already being collected now, and continues through Dec. 22. The plan is here: https://bit.ly/2Vkuz6E.

The Washington Department of Transportation is asking for input on service levels on its Human Services Transportation Plan.

The plan helps people with mobility challenges, offering tools such as ramps and lifts to board transit, and also transit vans that pick people up from their homes, the DOT states on their website.

The DOT says disability, low income and other factors impact transportation challenges. People rely on transportation to get to medical appointments, work, school and shopping. Gaps in transportation can lead to poor health, lower wages, isolation, and overall quality of...



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