OK Rides to Wellness Collaborative held April 25, 2017, at Oklahoma Dept. of Transportation was a success. Contact Laura Corff, at United Community Action Program, firstname.lastname@example.org for information on how you can support this project to better connect riders of rural transportation to medical facilities.
Irene Martin, Council Coordinator with Emma Woodford (outgoing Vice-Chair) and Gertrude Hurd-Bowler (outgoing Chair).
At the July 13, 2017, meeting Emma Woodford and Gertrude Hurd-Bowler were presented Governor's Commendations for dedicated service as Council officers and for their roles in leading the Governor's Oklahoma United We Ride Council in its mission. Woodford was elected to begin a two-year term as Council Chair. Shane Faulkner (not pictured) will begin a two-year term as Vice-Chair.
Our history all began with United We Ride the Interagency Transportation Coordinating Council on Access and Mobility.
Executive Order 13330 signed by the nation's president on February 24,2004, established the new Interagency Transportation Coordinating Council on Access and Mobility, chaired by then-Secretary of Transportation. An outgrowth of this was United We Ride.
Two years later, the Governor's Oklahoma United We Ride Council was created by the State's governor in 2006, and was most recently re-established by Governor Mary Fallin by Executive Order 2015-11.
Initial funding for Oklahoma United We Ride was provided by the United States Department of Transportation Federal Transit Administration (FTA). Subsequent program partnership and funding was provided through an Interagency Agreement between the Oklahoma Department of Human Services (OKDHS), Oklahoma Health Care Authority (OHCA), Oklahoma Department of Transportation (ODOT) and Oklahoma Department of Rehabilitation Services (OKDRS) which is the lead agency on coordinating the activities of the Council and development/administration of this website as well as MyRide--Statewide. MyRide is a web-based clearinghouse of Oklahoma's transportation resources.
Because lack of transportation is a barrier to finding and keeping employment, Oklahoma Department of Rehabilitation Services and the Governor's Oklahoma United We Ride Council partner with Oklahoma Works in their efforts to help build Oklahoma's workforce.
Our vision is a barrier-free transportation system that supports and meets the needs of all Oklahomans.
The Council shall assess passenger transportation services in Oklahoma in order to maximize their availability, efficiency, and quality and make recommendations to the Governor.
This website is updated regularly and managed by Irene Martin, Council Coordinator and Transportation Resources Coordinator for the Oklahoma Department of Rehabilitation Services.
Phone: (405)951-3408 E-mail: email@example.com
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