CAPITAL AREA TRANSIT PEOPLE WITH DISABILITIES ADVISORY COMMITTEE LAUNCHES COMPREHENSIVE TWO-COUNTY RIDERSHIP SURVEY

For immediate Release

Contacts:

Bob Philbin
CAT
717-233-5657
Rphilbin@cattransit.com

Seth Ambrose
Center for Independent Living of Central PA
717-731-1900
sambrose@cilcp.org

CAPITAL AREA TRANSIT PEOPLE WITH DISABILITIES ADVISORY COMMITTEE LAUNCHES COMPREHENSIVE TWO-COUNTY RIDERSHIP SURVEY

(Harrisburg) – Capital Area Transit People With Disabilities Advisory Committee, in cooperation with the Center for Independent Living of Central PA and more than fifty (50) related social service, health care, municipal and government agencies in Central Pennsylvania, has launched a comprehensive on line survey of riders with disabilities on CAT fixed-route and shared ride services.

“The survey is comprehensive, easy to access on line, and will provide data to drive future transit planning for riders with a disability,”  Robert Philbin, CAT director of Public Information and Customer Experience, said today. 

Public transit plays a major role in the quality of life for a person with disability. “Mobility is fundamental to connectivity with one’s community and CAT is committed to providing the kind of transit service that helps people to live full, independent lives on their own terms,” Philbin said.

The survey, CAT People with Disabilities Advisory Committee Transit Service Survey, is available on line at: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/CapitolTransit, and can be accessed until September 30, 2016. 

“The survey will be tabulated in the fall and a full committee report of findings and recommendations will be distributed publicly at the end of the year,” Philbin said.  If you need assistance or cannot use a computer, please call 717-731-1900 for assistance with taking the survey.

A copy of the survey informational flyer and a list of allied organizations can be found here:    Copy of !CAT Survey Dissemination List     PWD Survey – Final

For more information about the survey and CAT People with Disabilities Advisory Committee activities, please visit  https://www.cattransit.com/people-with-disabilities/. The committee meets on the first Tuesday of each month at CAT offices at 901 North Cameron Street in Harrisburg, from 12:30 – 2:00 pm.  Meetings are open to the public.

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 www.cattransit.com, follow CAT on Facebook or Twitter at @CATTransit, or call CAT’s Public Information Office at717-238-8304 for more information. “Where CAT Goes, Community Grows.”

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Robert J. Philbin
Director, Public Information & Customer Experience
CAPITAL AREA TRANSIT
Cumberland-Dauphin-Harrisburg Transit Authority
901 N. Cameron St.
Harrisburg, PA 17101
(717) 233-5657
rphilbin@cattransit.com

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