Moving Maine Webinars


September 30th, 2020 - Marketing Community Transportation: Tips and tools for getting the word out about your transportation service to current and potential riders 


Looking to inform older adults, people with disabilities, and other community members about your transportation service? Wondering how to get riders back onboard? This webinar will highlight free tools you can use to promote your community transportation service, as well as tips on how to reassure riders about safety during the pandemic. Featuring Virginia Dize, Program Director and Co-Director of the National Aging and Disability Transportation Center, and Taylor Klocke, Communications and Legislative Specialist at the Community Transportation Association of America. This webinar is jointly organized by MassMobility and the Moving Maine Network.


July 23rd, 2020 - Including Older Adults & People with Disabilities in Transportation Planning 


When older adults and people with disabilities are engaged in planning their transportation services, they can offer important insights that improve service. But transportation providers and planners sometimes find community engagement easier said than done. This webinar is jointly organized by MassMobility and the Moving Maine Network. This session featured three initiatives that are involving consumers in community transportation planning efforts:

  • Live Well Springfield, convened by the Public Health Institute of Western Mass, engaged residents in a housing and transportation needs assessment and is building on that work to establish a resident-led transportation subcommittee.
  • The Transportation Advocacy Coalition (TAC) in Worcester, MA built a coalition of disparate rider advocacy groups and has worked with the Worcester Regional Transit Authority to fill vacant Advisory Board seats.
  • The Greater Portland Council of Governments and the region’s MPO (in southern Maine) have adopted the Community Transportation Leaders program, which engages individuals with mobility challenges through training and ongoing peer-to-peer support to identify top barriers, develop constructive recommendations to address them, and share their findings to regional and federal leaders.