Alamo Area Accessible Transportation

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Alamo Area Accessible Transportation Coalition Initiative (AAATCI)
Our vision for accessible transportation in the Alamo Area is to ensure that all seniors and people with disabilities have safe, least restrictive and barrier free access to affordable transportation to meet personal needs.
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Welcome to the May 2014 Edition of the Alamo Area Accessible Transportation & Mobility Newsletter, a forum to inform our community about accessible transportation and discuss opportunities for improvements 


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"Join Us at the Walk & Roll Rally"


Support San Antonio's Big GIVE


The Big Give S.A. is a 24-hour day of giving that will take place from midnight to midnight on May 6, 2014.  

The purpose of this community-wide giving challenge is to increase public awareness of the impact local nonprofits make in addressing our community's social challenges, bring nonprofits and donors together, expand the idea of online giving, connect people to the causes that move them the most and, of course, make giving FUN.
For more information on Big Give S.A., please visit the website at:













WHEN:  May 28 - 30, 2014 


WHERE:  Westin Riverwalk, San Antonio, Texas  


WHAT:  NANASP will bring together nutrition services providers, dietitians, policy makers and many more who provide access to the latest in senior service program management from all over the country to further promote the impact of good nutrition for the elderly and healthy aging. 



To learn more, please visit their website at:


To Register, please Click Here.

San Antonio's Southwest Outreach for Older People (SWOOP)


Congratulations to Southwest Outreach for Older People (SWOOP) who was recently presented a check for $5,000 from Security Service Federal Credit Union.


SWOOP provides volunteer assisted transportation services to medical related appointments Monday - Friday for seniors living in the southwest area of San Antonio. 


To learn more about SWOOP, please visit their website:

SSFCU Representatives Present $5,000 check to SWOOP


The National Center on Senior Transportation (NCST)

Persons With Disabilities:


Evacuation planning is a critical element in emergency preparedness, especially planning for the evacuation of people with disabilities and frail older adults. Easter Seals Project ACTION (ESPA) is conducting a brief survey to assess what communities are doing to plan for such emergency events and how the public is involved. ESPA will use this information to facilitate the sharing of best practices.   Complete the Survey Today.


The National Center on Senior Transportation (NCST) strives to increase transportation options for older adults to support their ability to live independently in their homes and communities throughout the United States. 


To learn more, please visit their website at:



Southeast Community Outreach for Older People

(SCOOP) Holds Annual Fundraiser


The Southeast Community Outreach for Older People (SCOOP)will hold it's Annual Luncheon Fundraiser and Silent Auction on Friday, September 19, 2014.     
SCOOP provides transportation to medical appointments and social activities, door-to-door assistance and grocery shopping through volunteer drivers to seniors who are unable to drive.
For more information on this fundraiser, to donate silent auction items, to purchase raffle tickets, or to support SCOOP, please contact SCOOP at (210) 359-5578.


Try VIA's New Mobile App


"Go VIA VIA" is the official VIA Metropolitan Transit free mobile app. This app is a convenient and time-saving tool for VIA bus riders with iPhone and Android smartphones. Riders can view transit stops in the area and get real time arrivals for routes. Or just set an alert and the app will let you know when your bus is minutes away. You can also use the app to plan your trip, view routes and look up schedules. "Go VIA VIA" provides easy connections to VIA's online store, rider alerts, Facebook page and Twitter feeds. If you are riding VIA you have to "Go VIA VIA".   


For more information, please visit their website at:


Courtesy of VIA Metropolitan Transit

Texas Veterans Connect to Hotlines and Resources Through New Mobile App


The Texas Health & Human and Human Services Commission (HHSC) has developed a mobile phone app to give Texas Veterans quick access to crisis hotlines and other resources.


To learn more, please visit their website:

San Antonio-Bexar County Metropolitan Planning Organization
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AAATCI members include representatives from:


ADA Advocates
Alamo Area Metropolitan Planning
       Organization (AA-MPO)
Social Workers 
Urban and Transportation Planners
Transportation Engineers 
Transit Users 


Contact Us: to submit "Spotlight" stories, current events, article suggestions, data to share, best practices and/or with any comments or questions: or call (210)-362-5274.