Press Release from Connect Transit –
LIFE CIL’s partnership with Connect Transit announced
Connect Transit Announce Partnership with LIFE Center for Independent Living
Normal, IL – Connect Transit announces a partnership with LIFE Center for Independent Living (LIFE CIL) to streamline and update the certification process for Connect Transit, ADA paratransit bus service known as Connect Mobility. Connect Mobility, has been the long standing mode of transportation for those that are unable to utilize fixed route bus service on a regular basis. It is a curb to curb transportation that approved riders schedule through a reservation system.
The two organizations will begin work together to ensure that Connect Mobility services is adhering to ADA guidelines, making the certification process, and using the service more efficient. Additional LIFE Center for Independent Living will aid Connect Transit in public outreach and training.
Connect Transit and LIFE Center for Independent Living will host two public listening sessions in November and invite the general public to attend. At these sessions, information about the streamlined process will be made available and Connect Transit and LIFE CIL will take questions and hear public feedback.
Normal Listening Session: Wednesday, November 11, from 6:00pm – 7:30pm
Connect Transit offices, 351 Wylie Drive, Normal, IL
Bloomington Listening Session: Thursday, November 12, from 6:00pm-7:30pm
United Way, 201 E. Grove Str, Bloomington, IL
For more information on Connect Transit bus services, call Connect Transit at 828-9833 or log on at www.connect-transit.com.
Connect Transit has provided safe, reliable and affordable public transportation to the Bloomington-Normal community since 1972.
ILLINOIS BUDGET CRISIS:
How might this affect ALL of us?
Families won’t be able to afford a college education because of higher tuition and fewer scholarship opportunities.
Working parents will be forced to quit their jobs because of cuts to childcare and after school programs.
Workers may not be paid their full salaries on time.
Women, children, and families will be denied services for mental health, addiction, autism, epilepsy, and breast & cervical cancer screenings.
Closed parks and historic sites mean local communities will lose tourism revenue.
Providers are already being forced to cut off families from essential services, lay off staff, and close their doors. Lawmakers must choose revenue to STOP THE CUTS.
Tell your lawmakers to choose to stand up for Illinois by choosing revenue –not cuts to children, families, and communities– to close the budget hole.
Call your lawmaker toll free at 1-844-311-CUTS (1-844-311-2887). Tell them to choose revenue because Illinois families need a year-long, fully funded budget now.
—Responsible Budget Coalition http://salsa4.salsalabs.com/o/50920/p/dia/action3/common/public/index.sjs?action_KEY=13829
Having Trouble Hearing on the Telephone?
LIFE Center for Independent Living may be able to help! LIFE CIL is a selection center for the ITAC amplified telephone program. If you are a resident of the state of Illinois, have a landline telephone and are hard of hearing, you could qualify for a FREE amplified telephone and be able to stay in touch with your family, friends and loved ones over the phone.
If you are interested in receiving an application or if you have questions about the program, please contact one of our offices and talk with either Brianne in our Bloomington office or Nicole in our Pontiac office.
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