Transportation Data for Disabled Sought

Posted on 06/01/2020
 

Casper’s Council of People with Disabilities (CCPD) is seeking information from the disabled community about current transportation use, challenges regarding transportation access, and the likelihood of using various transportation alternatives in the future.

Casper's Council of People with Disabilities is comprised of volunteer citizens appointed by the Casper City Council, who work together as an advisory board that operates as a catalyst for promoting self- advocacy, equality, accessibility, and opportunity for all people, regardless of their disability. The CCPD serves as an advisory body to the City Council. One priority of the CCPD is to expand transportation availability for disabled citizens, which would improve access to food, healthcare, shopping, community events, and social interactions. “Access to reliable, safe, and affordable transportation is an essential factor in anyone’s quality of life,” says Austin Berlin, the CCPD chairperson. “Transportation can be the difference between a life of freedom and self-sufficiency and a life of isolation and limitation.”

The CCPD will gather transportation data via an online survey, which will run from June 1, 2020 through August 31, 2020. Paper surveys are also available upon request. Results will be compiled in September for discussion at a regular CCPD monthly meeting this fall. “It is important to gather this information to help us focus our resources on transportation-related projects and initiatives that can have the most impact in our community,” explains Berlin.

The survey can be accessed on the CCPD Facebook page at https://www.facebook.com/CasperDisabilityCouncil/, or via Survey Monkey at https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/JKF9TYX. A paper survey and more information the CCPD can be obtained via email at disabilitycouncil@casperwy.gov.