Chapter 15: Transportation
Section 4: Transportation Resources and Organizations
American Public Transportation Association
1666 K St., N.W. Ste. 1100
Washington, DC 20006
Association of transportation providers. Provides transportation advocacy, information and training for members. A source of legislative information related to transit.
Community Transportation Association of America
1341 G St., N.W., 10th Fl.
Washington, DC 20005
800-891-0590 Toll Free
An association of organizations and individuals committed to improving mobility for all individuals. CTAA conducts research, provides technical assistance, offers educational programs and serves as an advocate in order to make coordinated community transportation available, affordable and accessible.
Easter Seals Project ACTION
1425 K St., NW, Ste. 200
Washington, DC 20005
Information on public transit operators, van rental companies, accessible taxis, airport transportation, hotel-motel shuttles and more.
Federal Transit Administration
1200 New Jersey Avenue, SE ■TTY = 1-800-877-8339
Washington, DC 20590
866-377-8642 Toll Free
An administration within the U.S. Department of Transportation that administers federal funding to support a variety of locally planned, constructed and operated public transportation systems throughout the U.S., including buses, subways, light rail, commuter rail, streetcars, monorail, passenger ferry boats, inclined railways, and people movers.
Greyhound Bus Lines - Customers with Disabilities
ADA Compliance Office
P.O. Box 660362
Dallas, TX 75266-0362
800-752-4841 ADA Assist Line
Greyhound provides assistance to passengers with disabilities. To arrange for needed assistance along a travel route, the passenger should call the ADA Assist Line 48 hours in advance of departure.
Personal Care Attendants (PCA's) may travel at a 50 percent discount when providing necessary personal assistance to a passenger with a disability. An ADA Personal Care Attendant ticket will be issued only to the PCA.
See the Greyhound Web site for added information on Greyhound services and access for passengers with disabilities. Other contact numbers: 800-531-5332 Spanish/Espaņol and 800-755-2357 Greyhound corporate ADA offices.
Oklahoma Department of Human Services - Federal Transit Administration (FTA) Section 5310
Aging Services Division
2401 N.W. 23rd St., Ste. 40
Oklahoma City, OK 73107
800- 498-7995 Toll Free
405-521-2281 Voice 405-521-2086 Fax
This section of the Federal Transit Act allocates money to states for use in providing transportation to people who are elderly or disabled. Funds are used to help nonprofit organizations and certain local agencies to purchase vehicles to be used in transporting elderly and disabled individuals.
Oklahoma Department of Transportation (ODOT)
Transit Programs Division
200 N.E. 21st St. Room 3D4
Oklahoma City, OK 73105
ODOT's Transit Programs section provides technical assistance for the development of rural public transportation systems and provides other services that promote public transportation in Oklahoma. The web site contains information on the major federal funding sources for public transportation, listings of public transit programs statewide, communities with taxi service and other items.
Oklahoma Transit Association (OTA)
5030 N. May Ave., Suite 233
Oklahoma City, OK 73112
Association of rural and urban public transportation providers in Oklahoma. Promotes improvement of public transit statewide. OTA is comprised of 25 public transit systems. Of those, 22 are predominantly rural and three are urban. Other members include limited transit systems serving the elderly and handicapped, state agencies, consultants and industry suppliers.
Oklahoma United We Ride
The Oklahoma United We Ride Council has initiated a strategic planning process that seeks to identify priorities and develop processes that identify needs and potential solutions for increased effectiveness of transportation coordination. Council members have been actively involved in regular meetings and transportation conferences and seminars throughout the state, providing current program status and information to participants.
Transportation Planning - Central Oklahoma Area
Association of Central Oklahoma Governments (ACOG)
21 E. Main Street, Suite 100
Oklahoma City, OK 73104-2405
Coordinates long and shorter range transportation planning for central Oklahoma. A Consumer Advisory Committee as well as technical and local government representatives take part in the planning process. Transportation plans address needs for public transit and other transportation modes including highways, rail service, trucking, bicycle and pedestrian travel.
Transportation Planning - Tulsa Area
201 W. 5th St., Ste. 600
Tulsa, OK 74103-4236
An association of Tulsa-area local governments which conducts a variety of planning activities for public services in the area. INCOG coordinates transportation planning for the greater Tulsa area. It's transportation plans guide the way transportation dollars are spent for highways, public transit and other modes of transportation.
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Oklahoma Department of Rehabilitation Services
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