In 2017, dLCV received a grant from the Virginia Board for People with Disabilities for a project to improve transportation planning in cities and counties, and increase access to community-based healthcare. Our project goal was to achieve systems change by ensuring people with developmental and other disabilities can utilize public transportation to reach their healthcare providers.
We focused on four communities in Virginia and worked with community partners, like you, to survey fixed-route transportation for common barriers that prevent access to community healthcare from bus stops. We successfully identified and summarized these barriers, communicating them to the appropriate city or county officials. We received a positive response from each of the localities, who committed to improving pedestrian safety and accessibility.