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Welcome to the February 2015 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:  

  • Doris Griffin Senior One Stop Center Opens
  • Transportation Research Board Report
  • 2015 Senior Day at the Capitol
  • Secretary Foxx Announces Plan
  • The BigGive S.A.

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

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Grand Opening Celebration of the Doris Griffin Senior One Stop Center
Doris Griffin Speaks to Reporter

A grand opening celebration of the Doris Griffin Senior One Stop Center took place on Wednesday, January 21, 2015, and was attended by more than 160 people. 

Dignitaries, city and state leaders, senior advocates and WellMed staff honored Ms. Griffin for her years of championing senior issues. 

The Doris Griffin Senior One Stop is a public/private partnership between the City of San Antonio and the non-profit WellMed Charitable Foundation, founded by Dr. George Rapier III.   The center is named in honor of the longtime senior advocate Doris Griffin, a member of the Texas Silver-Haired Legislature since 1991, and Director of the non-profit Jefferson Area Outreach for Older Persons, an organization dedicated to providing assistance and transportation to homebound seniors and helping seniors access social services, as well as providing  volunteer opportunities for older adults in our community.


To learn more about Jefferson Area Outreach for Older Persons and how you may volunteer to drive a senior to a medical appointment, please call (210) 734-5016.


Doris Griffin Senior One-Stop Center Grand Opening - Dr. George Rapier welcome
Dr. George Rapier provides welcome remarks to Doris Griffin 


   Improving Transit Integration Among Multiple Providers, Volume I: Transit Integration Manual


TRB's Transit Cooperative Research Program (TCRP) Report 173: Improving Transit Integration Among Multiple Providers, Volume I: Transit Integration Manual was recently released. 


This report may be of interest to transit operators, metropolitan planning organizations, and others interested in the coordination and integration of transit services to improve customer service in areas with multiple transit providers.


To read the full report, please Click Here!



Senior Day At the Capitol

February 17, 2015
Austin, Texas



WHO:   Senior Citizens who are age 60+


WHAT:   Senior citizens from San Antonio/Bexar County will meet with state legislators to discuss local legislative priorities


WHEN:  February 17,2015 (8:00 a.m. buses depart to the Texas State Capitol; Return to San Antonio, TX by 3:00 p.m.


To sign up, please call (210) 335-6918 or email


For more information, CLICK HERE!


Transportation Secretary Foxx Announces Plan


Transportation Secretary Anthony Foxx recently announced that the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) plans to add two cutting-edge automatic emergency braking systems to the recommended advanced safety features included under its New Car Assessment Program (NCAP) - the latest step in a half-century of safety innovations that have saved more than 600,000 lives, according to new research from NHTSA.


To read more, CLICK HERE!


Also, on Monday, February 2, at 5 p.m. CST, Mr. Fox will join Google Chairman Eric Schmidt to unveil "Beyond Traffic," a new analysis from the U.S. Department of Transportation that anticipates the trends and choices facing our transportation system over the next three decades.


The event will be streamed live - see below.

U.S. Transportation Secretary Anthony Foxx | Talks at Google
U.S. Transportation Secretary Anthony Foxx | Talks at Google

The Big Give S.A. is a 24-hour day of giving that will take place from midnight to midnight on May 5, 2015.  


Represented will be hundreds of local nonprofits, over a dozen counties and a cause to fit your passion. 


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. 


Last year's event raised over $2,000,000 for 467 participating agencies!  The Big Give S.A. is part of the national day of giving called Give Local America.    


To learn more, please visit their website at: 


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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 you may call (210)-362-5274.