United We Ride Dialogue Provides Ideas for Accessible Transportation

Have you ever heard of the Federal Interagency Coordinating Council on Access and Mobility? Probably not. This little-known federal council, established by an executive order in 2004, coordinates the 62 federal programs and nine federal departments that deal with accessible transportation.

As part of the Council's outreach to the community, it has created a new, interactive online dialogue called United We Ride. For the first two weeks of November, members of the special needs community were invited to visit the Council's updated Web site to contribute ideas for improving the nation's accessible transportation system. Users could submit their own ideas, review and rate other people's suggestions, and learn about how the Council works in their communities. All of the ideas assembled during the project will be incorporated into the Council's future activities.

To review all of the suggestions and other materials, click here.

Article Last Modified: 11/17/2009