An online public session about the many transportation options and resources available in Montgomery County for older residents and adults with disabilities is now viewable online. The virtual public forum was held in November by the County’s Department of Transportation (MCDOT) and the Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS).The presentation and questions that followed contain considerable information that would be of interest for older residents, adults with disabilities and the friends and family members who assist them.
The session can be viewed at any time at https://youtu.be/xKB8CWMg0y8.
Representatives from MCDOT and DHHS were joined in the session by their partners from the Jewish Council for the Aging and the Connect-A-Ride program. The session focused on transportation resources provided by County government and other providers. Information concentrated on changes in transportation options and safety practices that were made due to the COVID-19 health crisis.
The conversation provided information that would allow seniors and adults with disabilities to make essential trips by themselves. It also addressed options available to access services in the safest, most affordable and most convenient ways.
Among the programs discussed was the County’s Connect-A-Ride free information and referral service that helps adults over 50 and adults with disabilities find transportation for medical services, errands and social activities. More information about the program is available by calling 301-738-3252.
Transportation resources covered in the discussion included those provided by the County and the Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority (WMATA), as well as private providers, nonprofit organizations, volunteer transportation providers and taxis.
For more information about the subjects covered in program, interested participants can contact:
MCDOT Contact: Sam Oji, 240-777-5895 or firstname.lastname@example.org
DHHS Contact: Shawn Brennan, 240-777-1350 or email@example.com