Transportation Works: Collaboration and Connectivity

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About the Training

The Texas State Independent Living Council (SILC) has partnered with Texas Council for Developmental Disabilities (TCDD) and the Heart of Central Texas Independent Living Center, Inc.(HOCTIL) to host the second annual transportation summit. Transportation Works: Collaboration and Connectivity will be held in Waco, Texas and will focus on efforts to expand inclusive transportation for all Texans.

Through this initiative, Texas SILC hopes to initiate a stakeholder dialogue comprising of traditional transportation collaborators as well as organizations that comprise the coalition of proponents of the Independent Living Movement and create sustainable change by taking steps to increasing accessible transportation in Texas.  There are nearly 1.9 million Texans with disabilities who report not leaving their home due to inadequate transportation services (TCDD website,, October 20, 2015). This event will also focus on methods for consumers to create change in the community by hearing from transportation experts and policymakers on plans for Waco and Texas, learning advocacy techniques and strategies for engaging policymakers, and discovering new innovations or resources that may increase mobility in your community. 

The accessible transportation summit will be held on January 25th and the morning of January 26th at the Hilton located at 113 S University Parks Dr, Waco, TX 76701. The hotel is conveniently in downtown Waco next to the convention center. 

Registration is free for consumers (people with disabilities).  There will be a $40 fee for all other participants. This fee includes admission for both days and lunch on January 25th.