Host: Transit Planning 4 All (funding by ACL)
Speakers: Joe Bellil, Easterseals Massachusetts; Jaime McKay, TransIT Services of Frederick County Maryland
The webinar will discuss developing diverse and effective partnerships for inclusive transit planning. In his role as Vice President for Public Affairs at Easterseals Massachusetts, Joe Bellil has built and led a strong partnership that has been highly engaged with transportation agencies and officials in central Massachusetts on planning efforts, to improve the availability of transportation for people with disabilities and older adults. Jaime McKay is the Deputy Director for the Transit Services Division for Frederick County (MD) Government and was previously a Transportation Planner for the Maryland Transportation Administration. As a transportation professional, Ms. McKay has led efforts to improve inclusive transit planning through stronger partnerships with older adults and the disability community. During the roundtable, Ms. McKay and Mr. Bellil will discuss their experiences, successes, challenges, and lessons learned in partnering for inclusive planning. The roundtable will include time for audience questions and dialogue.