From: Irvine, John P. [mailto:John.Irvine@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx] Sent: Monday, January 09, 2012 09:49 AM The annual Transportation Disadvantaged Legislative Day at the Capitol will take place on Thursday, February 2, 2012. We will only be ordering shirts for those who pre-register. This year’s theme: NEED A RIDE? TD…….WE’LL TAKE YOU THERE! 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 32399. 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 john.irvine@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx 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 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 www.dot.state.fl.us/ctd Check out the TABI resource web page at http://acorange.home.comcast.net/TABI and please make suggestions for new material. if you'd like to unsubscribe you can do so through the freelists.org web interface, or by sending an email to the address tabi-request@xxxxxxxxxxxxx with the word "unsubscribe" in the subject.