[tabi] Fwd: Registration Deadline Extended to 1/17 - Transportation Disadvantaged Day Feb 2, 2012

  • From: Lighthouse of the Big Bend <lighthousebigbend@xxxxxxxxx>
  • To: tabi <tabi@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Wed, 11 Jan 2012 15:33:14 -0500

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From: Irvine, John P. [mailto:John.Irvine@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx]
Sent: Wednesday, January 11, 2012 02:49 PM

Deadline Extended to January 17th

The annual Transportation Disadvantaged Legislative Day at the Capitol will
take place on Thursday, February 2, 2012.  Attached you will find the
registration and sponsor forms. We will only be ordering shirts for those
who pre-register.

This year’s theme:



Most people, including Legislators, have never heard of the Transportation
Disadvantaged (TD) Program until they or someone they know needs this
service.  This is why it is imperative to educate those who are making the
decisions about all that TD does to benefit the State of Florida.  TD keeps
thousands of Floridians independent and out of institutional care while
stimulating Florida’s economy.  For every $1 spent on transportation, the
State of Florida receives more than $8 in return!

Local economies are stimulated with each trip.  People do not leave their
homes without accessing medical services, making purchases, conducting
business, or getting to employment.  All of these trips have considerable
impact on local communities and the state.  Because of these trips, people
have jobs to provide services and money is spent on these services.  These
jobs include the businesses that TD people visit to purchase goods, medical
personnel who are paid to provide their services, and drivers, mechanics,
customer service staff who all have jobs because of the services they
provide to the TD riders.

TD Legislative Day is hosted by FACTS (Florida Association of Coordinated
Transportation Systems) each year through the funds donated by sponsors.
When you sponsor, 100% of the funds go towards the event which is geared
towards creating awareness and support for the Transportation Disadvantaged
Program.  Sponsors’ information will be included in the program, banner and
other public relations efforts for TD Day.  If you would like to be a
sponsor, please make your check payable to:

FACTS, TD Day Fund.  Mail to: CTD, 605 Suwannee St., MS-49, Tallahassee, FL

We encourage sponsors to bring vehicles to display in the Capitol courtyard.
Advanced reservation for vehicle displays is required.

It is so important for legislators to here from the actual people this
program helps!  Attendees should go by and meet with the legislators and
their staff to thank them and encourage their continued support.  If you
would like to speak with your legislator, we encourage you to make an
appointment with them in advance.

Information will be provided to attendees on any legislation that may impact
the TD Program so that they may discuss with their legislators.  A “Talking
Points” and “Informational Brochure” will be included for attendees to share
with Legislators during their visits as well.

Food and entertainment will be provided to all attendees.

Should you have any questions, comments, or concerns on any of the
information above, please call 1-800-983-2435 or email

Please feel free to forward this information to all those who may be
interested in attending.

John Irvine

Project Manager - Area 6

Florida Commission for the Transportation Disadvantaged

605 Suwannee Street, MS 49

Tallahassee, FL 32399-0450

 <mailto:john.irvine@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx> john.irvine@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx

Direct Line (850) 410-5712

Toll Free (800) 983-2435

TTY (850) 410-5708

Florida Relay System Dial 711 (Florida Only)

FAX (850) 410-5752

 <http://www.dot.state.fl.us/ctd> www.dot.state.fl.us/ctd

Don't forget to donate a $1 or more to the Transportation Disadvantaged
Trust Fund next time you renew your motor vehicle tag!

Ayude a alguien conseguir transporte!  No olvíde donar $1 para el

fondo de Transporte del Desventajado (Transportation Disadvantaged

Trust Fund) la prómixa vez que usted renueve su placa del vehículo.

Lighthouse of the Big Bend
Guiding People Through Vision Loss
3071 Highland Oaks Terrace
Tallahassee, FL 32301
(850) 942-3658

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