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Accessible Transport Committee Meeting

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Accessible Transport Committee Meeting

Co-Committee Chairs: Rupal Bapat, Deputy Commissioner of the Chicago Department of Business Affairs and Consumer Protection; Isabelle Ducharme, Chairman of the Board of Kéroul

Agenda items will include: Non-Emergency Medical Transportation Accreditation Commission (NEMTAC) activities; the modification of Accessible Transportation Model Regulations to address NEMTAC or other duty of care certification of paratransit providers; and volunteer accessible transportation services.

Guest Speakers: • Jana Lynott, AARP Public Policy Institute • Katherine Freund, ITNAmerica • Melissa Jankowski, Non-Emergency Medical Transportation Accreditation Commission (NEMTAC) • Robert Pearson, NuRide Transportation

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Katherine Freund

Katherine Freund is the founder and President of Independent Transportation Network of America. Katherine has a Master of Arts degree in Public Policy from the Edmund S. Muskie School of Public Service and a Bachelor of Arts degree in English Literature from the State University of New York at Buffalo. She Chaired the Task Force to Study the Safe Mobility of Maine’s Aging Population, served on the Advisory Committee for the 2005 White House Conference on Aging and as a National Transit Institute Fellow. She served for twelve years on the Transportation Research Board’s Committee on the Safe Mobility of Seniors where she Co-chaired the Joint Subcommittee on Transportation Options for Seniors. In 2013, Katherine testified about ITNAmerica and sustainable senior transportation before the US Senate Special Committee on Aging. In her home state of Maine, she serves on the Maine Department of Transportation Public Transit Advisory Council.

Jana Lynott

Jana Lynott, AICP is a senior transportation and livable communities policy adviser with the AARP Public Policy Institute. She recently completed a paper entitled, Volunteer Driver Insurance in the Age of Ridehailing, as well as Universal Mobility as a Service as part of a series of on the Future of Transportation: the opportunity (and potential pitfall) of disruptive technologies.

Robert Pearson

Chair, National Realty Club, Inc.; Chair, NRC Transportation and Infrastructure Council; co-founder of technology and real estate start-iups; several masters degrees in leadership and cultivating innovation

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