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National Council on Disability Announces Speakers for Transportation Report Release


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National Council on Disability Announces Speakers for Transportation Report Release

DETAILS:

The National Council on Disability (NCD) will release its report The Current State of Transportation for People with Disabilities at a news conference at 2 p.m. on June 13, in Room 2165, Rayburn House Office Building, Independence Avenue between South Capitol and First Streets, SW, Washington, D.C.

This event is hosted by the House Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure. Members of the public are welcome to attend.

NCDís report highlights industry best practices and successful initiatives that can serve as models for other communities for enhancing transportation and mobility for people with disabilities. This report also sets forth a variety of recommendations for service improvements and for additional research that will lead to greater options for the 6 million Americans with disabilities who have difficulties obtaining the transportation they need to live independent and productive lives. The information in this report will serve as a useful resource for individuals with disabilities, transportation professionals, and lawmakers working to improve access to transportation and mobility for people with disabilities.

Speakers include:

-- Graham Hill, member, NCD

-- David Wenzel, member, NCD, and Vietnam Veteran

-- Michael A. Winter, director, Office of Civil Rights, Federal Transit Administration, U.S. Department of Transportation

-- William Millar, president and CEO, American Public Transportation Association

-- Maureen McCloskey, National Advocacy Director, Paralyzed Veterans of America

-- Robert Coward, president, Washington, DC ADAPT

-- Julie Carroll, senior attorney advisor, NCD

NOTE:

Media questions should be directed to Mark Quigley at 202-272- 2004 or 202-272-2074 (TTY).



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