2007 Regional Human Services Symposium
Issue Pairing Template
Issue #1: Transportation Common areas Issue #2 : Disabilities Definition Modes of conveyance including Paratransit services are federally An individual’s capacity to function
private vehicles, taxis and shuttles, regulated within ? mile of a within a given social and environmental
public transportation, bicycles, and busline, public transit legally context, which describes both the
walking. needs to be handicapped person and his or her functional ability
accessible. with or without supports. This would
include persons with physical
disabilities, as well as sensory
disabilities such as blindness, deafness,
or a severe vision or hearing
impairment. Target population All residents of Maricopa County Residents of Maricopa County w/ 12 percent of the civilian non-
who depend on public disabilities which impair mobility. institutionalized population in
transportation infrastructure. Approx. 394,440 according to Maricopa County has a disability as
2005 US Census. defined by the US Census Bureau, or
approximately 394,440 individuals.
This includes approximately 75,000
with sensory disabilities. Literary review MAG’s 2006 Regional MAG Regional Human Services MAG Regional Human Services Plan;
Transportation Plan (RTP); Plan; MAG Special Transportation Emerging Trends in Disability by
RPTA’s 20-Year Strategic Plan; Needs Study. Glenn Fujiura; Disability in America by
MAG Regional Human Services Vicki Freedman; Disability Trends
Plan; MAG Regional Plan on Among the U.S. Aged Population by
Aging and Mobility; MAG Special William Frey; MAG Special
Transportation Needs Study. Transportation Needs Study. Key models Regional transportation models: Dade County, FL – movement of Universal design; use of technical
Salt Lake City, UT; Portland, OR; people w/ disabilities from special assistive devices; in-home care, either
Seattle, WA; Denver, CO RTD; needs transport to mass transit. through home health care or personal
Dallas, TX DART. Automobile corporations’ care attendants; continuing care
customized design of motor retirement communities; assisted living
vehicles for the physically facilities.
disabled, elderly and pregnant
Decision makers MAG Regional Council; Maricopa Maricopa County; cities/towns DES; Maricopa County; provider
County; cities/towns; AZ Dept of agencies; health care administrators;
Transportation; Federal Dept. of health insurance plan administrators;
Transportation; agencies that persons w/ disabilities and their
provide para-transit alternatives families
Other stakeholders All of above & the public. General public. All of above and the public. Resources Prop 400 funds, federal funding Prop 400 funds and municipal Social Security Disability Insurance
streams, state, city & county funds funds to support paratransit (SSDI); Social Security Income (SSI);
services worker’s compensation; Medicare and
Medicaid Barriers Rapid population growth, lack of Fragmented transit services, lack Rising health care costs; lack of health
awareness about existing transit of access and awareness of insurance for some people w/
services, poor access to existing existing transit services; lack of disabilities; fewer employment options;
services, fragmented transit ADA designed sidewalks; no decreased mobility and fragmented
services across municipal federal regulation mandating that transit services; legal and social
boundaries; lack of interconnected bust stops have to be handicapped discrimination; lack of awareness of
bikeway system; and lack of ADA accessible. available transportation services; lack
designed sidewalks. of ADA design. Needs Expanded freeway capacity, Better coordinated transit services, Health insurance coverage; increased
expanded public transit service especially Dial-A-Ride. access to employment; better
levels, better coordinated services. transportation options. Opportunities MAG project to develop a plan to MAG project to develop a plan to Medical technology allows people w/
create a coordinated human create a coordinated human and without disabilities to live longer
services transportation system. services transportation system. and more productively; MAG project to
develop a plan to create a coordinated
human services transportation system.
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