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U.S. Department of Transportation Announces the Second Phase of the United We Ride/Mobility Services for All Americans Joint Demonstration

U.S. Department of Transportation Announces the Second Phase of the United We Ride/Mobility Services for All Americans Joint Demonstration

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Friday, February 27, 2009 - The U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT) today announced a $700,000 grant to the Camden County Workforce Investment Board to provide enhanced, cost-effective transportation choices for older adults, people with disabilities and low-income populations in Camden County, NJ.

The Camden County Workforce Investment Board is using the funding for planning and designing a transportation brokerage system supported by a comprehensive set of transportation modes, and for promoting fixed-route public transportation usage for human service clients through accessibility improvement.

The United We Ride/Mobility for All Americans joint demonstration adopts a two-phased approach. Eight sites were selected to in 2007 participate in Phase 1, which was system planning and design. Camden is one of three Phase 1 sites selected to move forward to system deployment, the second phase of the program.

Funding for the demonstration is provided by the Intelligent Transportation System Joint Program Office of the Research and Innovative Technology Administration in Partnership with the Federal Transit Administration