2007 Regional Human Services Symposium

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Automobile corporations' customized design of motor vehicles for the physically disabled, elderly and pregnant women. ADA Design. Universal design; use of

    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


    ADA Design.

    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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Daimler-Chrysler Automobility.

    Ford Motor Company Mobility Motoring.

Freedman, Vicki A., Linda G. Martin, and Robert F. Schoeni. (2004). Population Bulletin: Disability in America. Washington,

    D.C.: Population Reference Bureau.

Frey, William H. (2005). Disability Trends Among the U.S. Aged Population. San Francisco, CA: American Society on Aging.

Fujiura, Glen T. (2001). Emerging Trends in Disability. Population Today. August/September. Retrieved January 30, 2007.

    General Motors Mobility Center.

Maricopa Association of Governments. (2003). Regional Transportation Plan.

Maricopa Association of Governments. (2007). Human Services Transportation Coordination Plan. (DRAFT).

Maricopa Association of Governments. (2006). Regional Human Services Plan.

Maricopa Association of Governments. (1998). Special Transportation Needs Study.

Maricopa Association of Governments. (2002). Regional Action Plan on Aging and Mobility.

    Portland, Oregon Regional Transportation Plan. (2004).

    Puget Sound Regional Council. (2001). Destination 2030.

    Salt Lake City Downtown Transportation Master Plan. (2007).

U.S. Census Bureau. (2005). American Communities Survey. Retrieved January 30, 2007.


    U.S. Department of Justice. (1994). ADA Standards for Accessible Design.

Valley Metro. (2007). RPTA 20-Year Strategic Plan (DRAFT).

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