Friday, January 8, 2016


Bob Philbin

Bill Jones

(Harrisburg) —  Capital Area Transit (CAT), the Center for Independent Living of Central PA, Inc., (CILCP) and the advocacy group, Wheels in Motion, have formed a paratransit advisory committee to help educate disabled transit riders and coordinate transit services to the disabled community to insure community needs are met.  

Committee volunteer members have been appointed and additional members will be added as needed.  Anyone interested in serving on the volunteer committee can do so by contacting Seth Ambrose and / or Robert Philbin

Committee members include the following:

  1. Robert Philbin, CAT, Committee Chair
  2. Seth Ambrose, representing CILCP
  3. Guy Beneventano, Esq., Committee Legal Counsel
  4. Chris Martinelli (rider with disability, Dauphin County Share Ride)
  5. William Jones, General Manager, CAT
  6. Tom Young, Assistant General Manager, CAT
  7. Mike Begler, Volunteer, social services
  8. Iris Hetrick (rider with disability)
  9. Howard DeHart (rider with disability, Dauphin County Shared Ride)
  10. Carolyn O’Brien (rider with disability, Cumberland County Shared Ride)
  11. Charles Carr (rider with disability, Harrisburg city Shared Ride)
  12. Cathy Long (rider with disability, Cumberland County Shared Ride)
  13. Elizabeth Pabon (rider with disabilities, upper Dauphin County Paratransit)
  14. Diana Steel, United Cerebral Palsy
  15. Natashia Woods (Tri-County CAC for Harrisburg city)

CAT Paratransit Advisory Committee Meetings are held the first Tuesday of every month rotating at CAT and CILCP offices.  Anyone interested in serving on the volunteer committee or attending a meeting can do so by contacting Seth Ambrose or Robert Philbin

About Capital Area Transit:

Capital Area Transit was incorporated in 1973 when Cumberland County and Dauphin County Commissioners and the City of Harrisburg organized CAT to provide mass transit Fixed-Route and Paratransit shared-ride services, which today conveniently and safely transport about 2.5 million riders a year in the thousand square mile capital region.  Visit, follow CAT on Facebook or Twitter at @CATTransit, or call CAT’s Public Information Office at 717-238-8304 for more information.  Where CAT Goes, Community Grows.”

About the Center for Independent Living Central PA, Inc:

CILCP provides innovative programs and services to allow persons with diverse disabilities to live well. CILCP advocates on many different public levels to ensure all people with any type of disability are provided with the opportunity to live well



Robert J. Philbin

Director, Public Information & Customer Experience

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