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 August 2014 Edition of the Alamo Area Accessible Transportation & Mobility Newsletter, a forum to inform our community about accessible transportation and discuss opportunities for improvements 


This month's topics of interest:  

  • Administration for Community Living Webinar
  • VIA Bus Route Changes Effective Sept. 1st
  • LeFleur Transportation Awarded Three Medicaid Contracts in Texas
  • Secretary Foxx Hosts Town Hall Meeting
  • U.S. Department of Justice Proposes New Rule
  • Call A Ride for Seniors (CARS) Receives 2014 n4a Achievement Award

We encourage your feedback and contributions each month!  Please forward any information you would like to share.

Webinar:  What Barrier?  Minimizing Challenges and Obstacles to Coordinated Transportation Planning to Improve the Participation of People with Disabilities and Older Adults

Wednesday, August 20, 2014, 2:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m. Eastern Time

The next session of the ACL-funded Inclusive Transportation Project webinar series will address how to ensure the continued active engagement of people with disabilities and older adults in coordinated transportation planning. The presenters will identify potential obstacles and challenges and offer solutions for overcoming and preventing those challenges.
Click Here to register.
VIA Bus Route Changes Effective September 1, 2014


VIA Metropolitan has revised the services for some of its bus routes.  These changes will go into effect Monday, September 1.


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Creative Solutions to Funding & Sustaining Transportation Programs

Rose Ryan, Regional Mobility Manager, discussed the Call A Ride for Seniors (CARS) model and highlighted the latest trends in senior transportation at the n4a Conference held in Dallas, Texas on July 12-16, 2014. 


CARS also received the 2014 Achievement Award presented on Sunday, July 13, 2014, at n4a's Award Luncheon.


Secretary Foxx Hosts Transportation Town Hall 

Transportation Secretary Anthony Foxx recently hosted a virtual national Town Hall discussion on the need for long-term certainty in transportation policy and funding. 


If you missed the virtual Town Hall discussion, you may view it below.

Secretary Foxx Hosts Transportation Town Hall

To learn more about the Secretary's proposals, please visit

LeFleur Transportation Awarded Three Medicaid Contracts in Texas


The Texas Health and Human Services Commission (HHSC) has selected LeFleur transportation to manage non-emergency transportation needs of Medicaid clients in three HHSC Managed Transportation Organization (MTO) Regions.


The three regions that LeFleur will manage cover 71 counties in South, South Central, and Northwest Texas. Approximately 30 percent of the state's Medicaid population resides in these regions.


For more information, please visit their website at:



U.S. Department of Justice Proposes New Rule


A new rule to expand access to Movie Theaters for People with Hearing & Vision Disabilities is being proposed.
The proposed rule would change the Title III regulation for the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) to require movie theaters to provide closed movie captioning and audio description.  The new rule would require theaters to let people know that these types of services are available, and have staff who can provide information to customers about how to use them.  Closed movie captioning and audio description enable people with hearing and vision disabilities to attend movies with their friends and family and more fully enjoy the movie-going experience.  Title III of the ADA requires movie theaters and other public accommodations to provide effective communication through the use of auxiliary aids and services.
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AAATCI members include representatives from:


ADA Access Texas

Transit Users 
Transportation Engineers
Urban and Transportation Planners

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.