Mobility for All

Transportation connects people to where they need to go – school, jobs, medical care, shopping, places of worship, and social outlets. But our current transportation system doesn’t work for all people, particularly those who can’t afford to own a car, can’t drive, or prefer to walk and bike. Our youth, older adults, people with disabilities, ethnic/racial minorities, and people with a low income are the segments of our communities most impacted by transportation issues.

GPCOG is committed to increasing access and opportunity by supporting a transportation network that works for everyone. In 2017, GPCOG launched the Transportation & Community Well-Being Network, which brings together key stakeholders to share information and work together on improving transportation access and options for people who experience barriers.

The Transportation & Community Well-Being Network includes social service and healthcare providers, along with grassroots and advocacy organizations; representatives from populations that frequently experience transportation barriers; and transit agency staff. With technical assistance and funding from the National Center for Mobility Management, the network is exploring how to:

  • Bring new stakeholders into regional transportation planning and funding decisions
  • Coordinate mobility resources and communications
  • Build productive working relationships among stakeholders
  • Increase mobility management skills and knowledge among stakeholders.

Meetings of the Transportation & Community Well-Being Network are held on the fourth Thursday of each month from 10:15AM to Noon. People can attend in-person at the Portland Public Library, 5 Monument Square, Portland or call-in at 646- 749-3112. Use  access Code: 841-577-237.

You can find out more by contacting Zoe Miller at 774-9891, ext. 227 or zmiller@gpcog.org

Save-the-Date: Mobility Symposium, Thursday, May 17th in Augusta, from 9am-4pm

Would you like to get involved with improving mobility in your community? Contact GPCOG Project Manager Zoe Miller at zmiller@gpcog.org