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Speakers: William Lokey, Program Director, Witt Associates ...

Speakers: William Lokey, Program Director, Witt Associates
 Brent Meldrum, CEO, Coastal Transport of Washington ; In our development of the Transportation Recovery Annex as part of the Regional Catastrophic
Preparedness Grant Project, we worked with providers of transportation to vulnerable
populations. We worked with the Community Transit Association of the Northwest (CTA-NW)
which has been actively working on their goal of integrating with the emergency management
network in the state. This presentation will help further that goal by: 1. Providing an overview of
our Transportation Recovery Planning in the Puget Sound Area and what this planning means to
the rest of the state; 2. Providing an overview of the issues, lessons learned and best practices
concerning emergency transportation for vulnerable populations and persons with special needs;
3. Introducing CTA-NW, its mission, resources, contacts and capabilities; 4. Discussing planning
considerations for special needs populations in evacuation and transportation recovery; 5.
Providing the opportunity to build partnerships among PIEP Conference attendees and the CTA-NW.

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    Transportation Recovery Planning & People with Special Needs Transportation Recovery Planning & People with Special Needs Presentation Transcript

    • Partners in Emergency Preparedness Tacoma, WA   April 25 ‐ 27, 2011 Transportation Recovery  and Access and Functional Needs William Lokey Brent Meldrum Witt Associates CTANW
    • Objectives• Introduce Transportation Recovery Annex• Define access and functional needs• Legal Issues• Explore lessons learned and best practices• Introduce CTANW• Present their capabilities and resources• Discuss developing partnerships
    • Puget Sound Regional Catastrophic Preparedness Grant ProgramRegional Transportation Recovery Annex
    • The AnnexApproved February 7, 2011
    • Deliverables:• Management Information• Alternative Routes• Level of Service (LOS)• Strategies• Resources
    • In General• CPG 101 Format• Description of multi modal system• Roles and responsibilities• Info drawn from existing plans• Tools, information and options• Recommendations
    • Section II – Checklists
    • Section III ‐ Responsibilities
    • Section IV ‐ Direction and Control
    • Section V ‐ Information Collection/Dissemination
    • Section VII – Admin, Finance and Logistics
    • Appendix BDiversion Routing Maps andInfo
    • Diversion Routing Maps
    • Regional Diversion Routing Maps
    • Level of Service (LOS) Maps
    • Alternative Mode Planning
    • Mitigation Measures and Reconstruction
    • Goggle Earth ‐ .kmz Files
    • Regional Coordination – Appendix CLocally Developed – Bottom Up Existing Organizations State Plan (Draft)
    • Priority Setting – Appendix D
    • Toolboxes – Appendices E, F and G
    • Section X – Recommendations1:   EM ‐ Transportation Coordination2:   Port Agreement3:   Regional Recovery Policy4:   Local Transportation Recovery Plans5:   Training and Exercises
    • Section X – Recommendations (con’t)6:   Private Sector Coordination7:   Recovery Incentives 8:   Replacement Plans 9:   Bridge Damage Assessments10: Airport Damage Assessments 
    • Puget Sound Regional Council (PSRC) FTP Sitehttp://ftp.psrc.org/2011User: psrcpublicPassword: 4cnty
    • Define Access and Functional Needs• Visually impaired• Hearing impaired• Mobility impaired• Single working parent• Non‐English speaking persons• People without vehicles• People with special dietary needs• People with medical conditions• People with intellectual disabilities• People with dementia
    • So what does the law say?
    • Rehabilitation Act of 1973, as amended Section 504 ‐ Programs, Services, and Activities (if Federal financial $ is received)Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990 Title I ‐ Employment Title II ‐ State and Local Government (public Transportation) Title III ‐ Public Accommodations, Commercial Facilities, Private Transportation    Providers, and Private Testing Entities Title IV ‐ TelecommunicationsArchitectural Barriers Act of 1968 ‐ (if using Federal $)Fair Housing Act of 1968, as amendedIndividuals with Disabilities Education Act of 1975,          as amendedCommunications Act of 1934, as amended
    • Transportation/Evacuation Issues• Inadequate coordination• Focus on the needs of the majority• Excessive reliance on automobiles• Minimal use of multi modal options• Basic human nature
    • Emergency Plans should include:• Communications and support networks • Procedures to deploy transportation resources• Plans to prioritize evacuations• Information distributed on a regular basis• Information targeted to vulnerable populations• Coordination of fuel, repair and support services• Priority for buses high occupancy vehicles• Linkages to the Private Sector
    • Access and Functional Needs Transportation Issues • Resources • Registries • Planning • Partnerships
    • Partners in Emergency Preparedness Conference   Tacoma, WA April 25‐27, 2011 Brent Meldrum, Owner Coastal Transport of Washington (CTW)
    • Introduction CTANW Executive CouncilMadelyn Carlson, President  People for PeopleBrent Meldrum, 1st Vice President Coastal Transport of WashingtonKelly Scalf, 2nd Vice President Rural Resources Community ActionColleen Kuhn, Secretary Human Services CouncilCris Colburn, Treasurer Whatcom Transportation Authoritywww.ctanw.org
    • CTANW Membership Public Transit  Agencies  
    • CTANW MembershipNon‐Profit and for Profit “Access and Functional Needs” Transportation Providers Provide wheelchair accessible vehicles Provide ambulatory vehicles (high capacity  & sedans) Provide non‐emergent stretcher vehicle
    • CTANW MembershipVolunteer Transportation Organizations (211)Local Coalition Organizations Thurston County Coalition  Pierce County Coalition Regional Planning  Council (Metro area) 
    • CTANW MembershipWashington Information Network 2‐1‐1 (WIN 211) WIN 211 is a network of call centers that provide  information and referrals for transportation, health, and  human services. WIN 211 is trained to provide service after a natural or  human caused disaster. WIN 211 was activated for Western Washington Floods  and January 2009 Winter Storms
    • WIN 211 Call Center Service Areas Washington State 2-1-1 Call Center Service Areas Whatcom Pend Ferry Oreille Okanogan San Stevens Skagit Juan Region 1 Island Region 8 Clallam North Sound Eastern Region 2 Chelan Washington Peninsulas Snohomish Jefferson Douglas Region 6 Lincoln Spokane Kitsap King Region 7 Grays Mason Harbor County Kittitas Grant Region 5 Greater Adams Whitman Thurston South Columbia Sound Franklin Pacific Lewis Gar- Yakima Col- field Cowlitz umbia Wahkiakum Benton Walla Region 4 Walla Asotin Southwest Klickitat Clark Skamania Call Center, Outreach & Database Management7/1/10 Region
    • CTANW MembershipMedicaid Transportation Brokers                               (Divided into 6 Regions Statewide) Provide “Access and Functional Needs”  transportation to medical appointments for  qualified Medicaid clients Provide translation services Maintain data base of “Access and Functional  Needs” clients Have access to qualified non‐profit and for profit  “Access and Functional Needs” transportation  providers throughout the State Provide dispatch services
    • State Broker Regions
    • CTANW MembershipWashington State Agencies DSHS – Medicaid Services and Transportation WSDOT ‐ State Transportation Coordination ACCT Council (WSDOT) ACCT Mission:  • Promote the coordination of “Access and Functional  Needs” transportation • Provide a forum for discussing issues and initiating  change • Provide oversight and direction to the state’s  coordination agenda • Report to the legislature and propose legislative  remedies
    • CTANW Capabilities & ResourcesThe CTANW is the voice for the largest conglomeration of providers and industry related organizations.  Access membership and resources  at WWW.CTANW.ORGCommunicates directly with stakeholders, legislators, and state agency representativesManages the most robust communication list of providers and interested parties in the NorthwestProvides regular opportunities: Post Job listings Calendar of Events Training Resources
    • CTANW Access and Functional Needs Vehicles
    • CTANW Access and Functional Needs Vehicles
    • Benefits of CTANW PartnershipsGet to know each other’s culture and capabilitiesDevelop coordination between emergency planning and community transportation providers Provide a forum for sharing ideas about improving community transportation in an emergency Provide access to resources in an emergencyImprove coordination and support to vulnerable populations in an emergency
    • Next StepsEducation to establish a starting place for cooperation during emergenciesEducation on the need for and importance of MOU documents at the local levelMOU’s That are beneficial to all partiesCommunications between local and regional agencies. (Who Has jurisdiction?)Triage training for establishing priority of resources for “special needs” Transportation
    • At CTANW we believe…….. THAT COLLABORATION, EDUCATION,  AND SUPPORT OF THOSE  WITH A COMMON INTEREST IN COMMUNITY TRANSPORTATION ISSUES  CAN MAKE A REAL DIFFERENCE!
    • Community Transit Association  of the Northwest We welcome your inquiries  concerning improving preparedness and sustainability.Points of Contact:  WWW.CTANW.ORG info@CTANW.org
    • Partners in Emergency Preparedness Tacoma, WA   April 25 ‐ 27, 2011 Thank youWilliam Lokey Brent MeldrumWitt Associates CTANW