AmeriCorps Accessible Transportation Network
The Idaho State Independent Living Council received an AmeriCorps grant from September 2008 through August 31, 2011 for the purpose of improving accessible transportation in Idaho.
The Idaho State Independent Living Council and the Idaho Council on Developmental Disabilities partnered to make this grant program a possibility. This program was developed in response to the lack of transportation options that isolate so many individuals with disabilities. Focus groups conducted in Idaho rank “lack of transportation options” as the most significant barrier to independent living.
AmeriCorps Accessible Transportation Network members assist in identifying sustainability solutions for the accessible transportation options created in the first and second year of the program. These options were created throughout Idaho and assist in improving the access of individuals with disabilities to reach employment opportunities and local facilities within their communities.
2011 I-Way Leadership Award Recipient
Nancy Hoobler, an AmeriCorps Member, receiving an I-Way leadership award from CTAI and ITD for her direct contribution to the success of the Volunteer Driver program for the Disability Action Center of the Northwest (DAC) in partnership
This material is based upon work supported by the Corporation for National Service under AmeriCorps Grant No. 06AFHID0010003. Opinions or points of view expressed in this document are those of the authors and do not necessarily reflect the official position of, or a position that is endorsed by, the Corporation or the AmeriCorps Program.