What’s at the top of RTC:Rural’s holiday wish list? Accessible transportation for people with disabilities in rural communities!
Looking for some new ideas and resources to help with transportation in your area? Then check out the revised Toolkit for Operating a Rural Transportation Voucher Program.
Transportation, especially in rural areas, continues to be one of the main issues that people with disabilities deal with on a daily basis. To help address this barrier to community participation, RTC:Rural and the Association of Programs for Rural Independent Living (APRIL) developed the Rural Transportation Voucher Program. This Toolkit was recently updated and can now be downloaded for free from the APRIL and RTC websites.
Toolkit for Operating a Rural Transportation Voucher Program. Updated 2017. Learn how to bring together community members and resources to create a transportation system for people with disabilities in rural areas.
Why try a voucher program?
- Relatively low-cost
- Promotes cost-sharing among service agencies, riders, and transit providers
- Riders can get rides when and where they want
- Gives riders more choices in where they live and work
- Emphasis on rider needs, not agency considerations
Download the toolkit here:
For individual training and technical assistance, contact APRIL Executive Director Billy Altom at firstname.lastname@example.org.
For more information about the Toolkit, individualized training in the voucher program model, and technical assistance, please contact APRIL Executive Director Billy Altom at email@example.com.