Mobile Village Serving Transportation Dependent Populations
Assessing needs and gaps. . • 2012 Refugee conference • Group and individual interviews • Driver training classes • Refugee resettlement agencies • United Way Community Assessment • Countless personal stories Mobile Village
Findings . . • Transportation is a major barrier to job access for low income populations • Traveler orientation, legal education and safety • Livable wage jobs and employment supports • Access to quality cars and bicycles • Lack of after hours transportation options • Lack of after hours transportation options Mobile Village
Mobile Village . . • Concept designed for non-profits • Creates opportunities • Empowers refugees and low income populations • Expands job access • Supports employment Mobile Village
Vision. . We envision a self-sustaining, nonprofit business model focused on creating opportunity and empowering refugees and other underserved populations to create and secure livable wage jobs. Mission . . The Mission of Mobile Village is to provide meaningful job access, training, financial stability and opportunities for economic advancement. Mobile Village
Goal One . . Experiential transportation-related job training . .Village Van Driver Training . .Auto/bicycle maintenance and repair Mobile Village
Goal Two . . Develop affordable transportation options to increase access to employment . .Village Van . .Car sharing/rental program . .Bike sharing/rental program . .After-hours transportation . .Car sales/ownership Mobile Village
Goal Three . . Provide support and on-going education for continuous improvement . .Understanding of laws and l legal responsibility . .Travel safety and travel orientation programs . .Knowledge of work-related practices . .Social integration . .Employment supports and education Mobile Village
Organizational Structure . . . .Start-up supported through VRT Goride Program . .Housed in Canyon County facility . .Coordinated with existing support programs for refugees . .Eventually becomes stand-alone nonprofit Mobile Village
Goride Coordinated Mobility Solution
trip confirmation • trip rerquest
Trip Request System An individual or organization can request a trip with one phone call or through one website. Customer doesn’t need to know which provider to call No cost Jurisdictions Description . . . . Purpose . . . . Cost . . . . Match . . . .
Trip Confirmation An individual can receive an automated reminder phone call the day before their scheduled. Reduces missed trips. No cost Jurisdictions Description . . . . Purpose . . . . Cost . . . . Match . . . .
Vehicle Pool Vehicles that human service agencies or VRT can use to provide goride transportation Reduce vehicle cost and increase vehicle usage Program dependent Jurisdictions, agency sponsors, business sponsors Description . . . . Purpose . . . . Cost . . . . Match . . . .
Driver Training Classroom, behind the wheel and ESL training for goride program drivers. To qualify drivers for goride programs and to train clients for driving jobs. No cost Agency sponsors, Business sponsors Description . . . . Purpose . . . . Cost . . . . Match . . . .
Community Link Provide service within a community and to appointments in the region Seniors and persons with disabilities. No cost, donation requested Organization providing the service Description . . . . Target market. . . . Cost . . . . Match . . . .
Vehicle Sharing Multiple organizations within a community use the same vehicle Human service agencies Donating member, annual member, participating member Agency sponsor, business sponsor Description . . . . Target market. . . . Cost . . . . Match . . . .
Volunteer Driver Volunteers transport passengers when other options aren’t viable Seniors and persons with disabilities. Cost depends on distance Jurisdictions Description . . . . Target market. . . . Cost . . . . Match . . . .
Village Van Transportation to employment support services, job training and temporary jobs. Unemployed Cost depends on distance and number of passengers Agency sponsor, business sponsor Description . . . . Target market. . . . Cost . . . . Match . . . .
Job Access Discounted vanpool fares for those needing transportation assistance to long term employment. Low income Cost depends on distance Agency sponsors, business sponsor Description . . . . Target market. . . . Cost . . . . Match . . . .
Canyon County Vanpool Provide service to and from Canyon County Employees Cost depends on distance Business sponsor Description . . . . Target market. . . . Cost . . . . Match . . . .
Next Steps . . • Complete marketing, operations and staffing plan • Locate main program in VRT Canyon County operations facility • Develop satellite location at English Learning Center • Write grants for ongoing sustainability and operations • Transfer program to nonprofit by December 2014 • Hold Transportation Summits in Ada and Canyon Counties
Transportation Summits . . • Canyon County: March 14, 8:30 a.m. to noon at CWI Micron Center in Nampa • Ada County: March 20, 8:30 a.m. to noon at United Way Conference Room • Contacts . . • Kelli Fairless – Executive Director email@example.com • 258-2712 • David Pederson – Mobility Manager • firstname.lastname@example.org • 258-2725 • Doug Pottenger – All About Safe Driving • email@example.com • 283-0799