The Committee on Transportation Mobility and Accessibility (CTMA) positively kicked off the year 2024 by electing its leadership. The re-elected Chairperson Aaron Morrow and second Vice Chair Lupe Medrano are set to lead the 19-member committee into a year of impactful projects.
Made up of seniors and individuals from the disabled community, representatives from human services agencies, and critical ex-officio members, the CTMA plays a vital role in advising the VTA Board of Directors and administration on accessibility issues, paratransit services in Santa Clara County, compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) and other accessibility-related laws.
Upon his re-election, Chair Morrow highlighted the collaborative achievements of the Committee with VTA’s Regional Transportation Services (RTS) Department in 2023.
Notable milestones for 2023 were the successful issuance of the Request for Proposal for Paratransit Services and Eligibility Certification and the procurement of 14 new Paratransit vehicles. These milestones underscore the commitment of CTMA and VTA-RTS to enhance accessibility and transportation services in Santa Clara County.
Looking ahead to 2024, the CTMA and VTA-RTS have an exciting lineup of projects. The ACCESS Paratransit Open House on February 29, 2024, will showcase the new ProMaster vehicles set to be released for service on March 1, 2024.
Other initiatives include:
- The quarterly Coffee with the Community event
- Phase II of the Mobility Assistance Program (MAP)
- The Mystery/Secret Rider and Survey Program
These projects aim to raise awareness, gather valuable feedback, build trust, and foster collaboration within the community.
As the CTMA continues its mission to improve transportation mobility and accessibility, 2024 promises to be a year of positive impact, engagement, and progress for Santa Clara County residents.
Stay tuned for updates on these exciting initiatives that aim to make transportation services more inclusive and responsive to community needs.