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Research Triangle Park (NC)Ongoing TBD

​Expands GoTriangle Regional Call Center to improve coordinated transit planning and application assistance for paratransit riders who are low-income, uninsured or have mental health special needs. By co-locating paratransit mobility management services with fixed route mobility management services, the project will increase access to care. GoTriangle, GoDurham ACCESS, Durham County Cooperative Extension (Durham County ACCESS), Dept of Social Services, Alliance Behavioral Healthcare, Carolina Outreach, Duke University Health System, Lincoln Community Health Center, & Project Access of Durham County.  

The project is part of the FY 2016 Rides to Wellness Demonstration and Innovative Coordinated Access and Mobility Grant Program​

Rides Mass Transit District (IL)OngoingTBD

​Established a "one-call" center, expand mobility management services for patients at risk of re- hospitalization, and initiate transportation coordination for patients seeking drug abuse and mental health services in southern Illinois with a high rate of mental health and substance abuse and a disproportionately low number of healthcare providers. MedTrans, Memorial Hospital of Carbondale, Marshall Browning Hospital, Franklin Hospital, Herrin Hospital, the Rural Medical Transportation Network of the SIU School of Medicine-Center for Rural Health & Social Service Development, & Rides Mass Transit District with funding from Downstate Operating Assistance Program.​

Atlanta Regional Commission (GA)JUN 2016 - JUN 2017Cain Williamson

ARC provided travel training and free transit passes over a six-month period as well as paratransit or reduced fare enrollment assistance to at least 200 individuals to be selected from four area health centers. Atlanta MPO, AAA, Grady Memorial Hospital & Health centers, Mercy Care were partners in this project. The project is part of the FY 2016 Rides to Wellness Demonstration and Innovative Coordinated Access and Mobility Grant Program.​

Rabbittransit - Geisinger Unveils New Transportation Program (PA)April - December 2018 Rich Farr

Geisinger Health System is partnering with Rabbittransit, a regional transportation company that operates in 10 counties in central and southcentral Pennsylvania: Adams, Columbia, Cumberland, Franklin, Montour, Northumberland, Perry, Snyder, Union and York. Through its partnerships, Rabbittransit can arrange patient transport in additional counties in Geisinger’s coverage area including Luzerne, Lycoming, Schuylkill and Lackawanna.

The pilot program will be conducted in two locations: the Scranton area, within 25 miles, to test an urban setting, and the Danville area, within 50 miles, to test a rural setting.
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