Public Transportation Advocacy
QWE Practice Guideline: 430: Promote accommodations and accessibility
Target group: Any organization employing and/or supporting individuals with disabilities
Crossroads Industrial Services’ Human Resources Manager is a member of the Mobility Advisory Committee (MAC) for the City of Indianapolis, advocating for transportation needs of individuals with disabilities
Subject matter experts/trainers
- Staff with knowledge of staff transportation needs, community/state transportation offerings, and advocacy experience
- A member of management joined a committee in the city’s public transportation department
- He/she attends committee meetings and public meetings to advocate for current transportation needs
- Transportation is a significant barrier for individuals with disabilities, so the manager is knowledgeable about current transportation issues for staff and correlated issues within the community and government
- Policies and procedures for connecting with government agencies and representing the organization
- Staff should have regular advocacy and networking training
- Over 60% of Crossroads Industrial Services’ employees use public transportation to get to and from work. These employees benefit from the advocacy efforts that have helped maintain routes without adding cost.
- The organization has a workforce that can use public transportation without added cost or stress related to changing routes.
- The organization also benefits from being able to continue to recruit prospective employees who need to use public transportation.
- Enhanced collaboration with community and government services
NPA: Crossroads Industrial Services Location: Indianapolis, IN Date Submitted: 2012 Website: http://www.crossroadsindustrialservices.com/
Resources: Quality Work Environment Workbook