Bridging the Gaps

Know How to Go: A vital asset for people with disabilities, seniors and veterans that helps navigate the public transportation system

Maximizing Travel Options

Offering a broad range of transportation services for people with disabilities, seniors and veterans

Enhancing Quality of Life

Striving to provide transportation-related services to help people pursue their unique talents, goals and interests

Reliable Transportation Alternatives

Encouraging the use of all transportation modes including buses, accessible vans and taxis, commuter rail and ferry

Creative Solutions

Implementing new transportation services where they are most needed

Community Connections

Promoting the empowerment of individuals to achieve the best access to their community

People Matter

Providing person-centered transportation planning for Southwest Connecticut

CT Statewide Bus Study

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Why Is This Study Being Done?

The 2016 Connecticut State wide Bus Study will evaluate statewide demographics, travel patterns, and bus system performance and coverage. The study will propose recommendations to improve the State's bus system consistent with the goals set forth in Let's go CT for more information on the Connecticut Bus Study and to participate in the survey, please visit htpp://ctbusstudy.com/

 

 

Valley Transportation Study

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The Kennedy Center, Inc. is studying the opportunity(ies) to implement new, accessible, on demand transportation service for people with disabilities in the four towns that comprise the Valley Region of CT (Ansonia, Derby, Seymour and Shelton). The study is now available to be viewed by clicking the following link Transportation Study. For more information on the history of the project study click Know How To Go Outreach website link.

Attention: People Interested in Expanding Travel Options in the Valley

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The Kennedy Center has been awarded funding by the CT Council on Developmental Disabilities to study the potential to provide on demand transportation services for people with disabilities in the Valley Region, consisting of the towns of Ansonia, Derby, Seymour and Shelton.  The study will be examining ways to build on existing services, improve coordination and expand transportation options in the Valley.  Visit the study website at www.knowhowoutreach.org for more project information.

Please drop in one of the public sessions scheduled for next week to talk about transportation gaps in service in your area and brainstorm ideas to help get you where you need to go, here are the details:

Session 1:

Greater Valley Chamber of Commerce

10 Commerce Drive, Shelton

Tuesday, June 9, 2015

5:30 pm-7:30 pm

 

Session 2:

Shelton Community Center

41 Church Street

Shelton, CT

Wednesday, June 10, 2015

9:30 am-11:30 am

 

Session 3:

Ansonia City Hall

Erlingheuser Room

253 Main Street, Ansonia

Wednesday, June 10, 2015

2 pm-4 pm

For more information about this project or meetings, please contact Margaret Mixon, The Kennedy Center, at 203-365-8522 x. 265 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

 

 

Calendar & Events

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Wednesday, October 13, CPTC Public Hearing on Transit, 7:00 pm,. WESCOG Offices, Stamford Town Center.

Thursday, October 15, Monthly CACT Executive Committee Board Meeting. 9 am. Middletown Area Transit Maintenance Facility.

Thursday, November 5, CT. Public Transportation Commission, 1:30 pm. DOT Headquarters, Conference Room B

Thursday, November 19, Monthly CACT Executive Committee Board Meeting. 9 am. Middletown Area Transit Maintenance Facility.

 

 

Transit Public Hearing

The Connecticut Public Transportation Commission (CPTC) is holding a series of public hearings around the state for transit supporters and advocates to voice their opinions on transit needs and services in the state. Following the public hearings, the CPTC will outline their recommendations (as they do every year) to the General Assembly’s Transportation Committee, the Governor and the DOT Commissioner. The next hearing will be held at 7:00 pm on Oct. 13 at Stamford Town Hall. Comments will also be accepted via email to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or emailed to the DOT Bureau of Public Transportation, 2800 Berlin Turnpike, Newington, CT 06111.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The Kennedy Center/CT Council on Developmental Disabilities Transportation Project

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The Kennedy Center has been awarded funding by the CT Council on Developmental Disabilities to study the potential for on demand transportation service(s) for people with disabilities in the Valley Region of CT (towns of Ansonia, Derby, Seymour and Shelton)!  We are finalizing the Advisory Committee for this project, if you would like be on the Committee or be notified of upcoming developments or meetings, please contact Margaret Mixon, Regional Mobility Manager, at 203.365.8522 x. 263 or email at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..  To view the RFP for transportation consulting firms for this project, click here: http://www.biznet.ct.gov/scp_search/BidDetail.aspx?CID=34481.

On Demand Transportation Planning Study Answers to Inquiries: CT Council on Developmental Disabilities/The Kennedy Center, Inc.

January 12, 2015

             What is the project budget?

The project budget should be proposed by the applicant, based on the parameters set forth in the RFP.

             Could we obtain a copy of their proposal to the Connecticut Developmental Disabilities Council?

The Kennedy Center’s proposal to the CT DD Council is linked on the CT Chapter of the American Planning Association’s website, CT Dept. of Administrative Services website (RFP is listed by the Council of Governments of the Central Naugatuck Valley on the state contracting portal),  www.knowhowtogoct.org.  All links are in working order.

             Is there funding available to implement transportation services recommended by this study or will this plan be used to help obtain future funding?

The CT Council on Developmental Disabilities stated in its RFP that they will consider funding service(s) recommended in the study, up to $100,000 per year for two years after study completion.

 

 

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