Transportation Programs Are Vital to Older Adults and People with Disabilities

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Disability and aging advocates thank the Joint Finance Committee for increasing funding for some key transportation programs, including an 11% increase in the Seniors and Individuals with Disabilities Specialized Assistance Program (85.22) and the 4% increase to paratransit services. As the budget moves forward, advocates ask legislators to advance an increase for another essential program for nondrivers that is especially important to older adults and people with disabilities in rural parts of Wisconsin: The County Elderly and Disabled Transportation Assistance Program (85.21) and Tribal Elderly Transportation Assistance Program (85.215).