From: Roland, Colleen [mailto:Colleen.Roland@xxxxxxxxxx] Sent: Wednesday, March 02, 2011 08:56 AM Subject: Transportation Disadvantaged Day at the Capitol On March 17, 2011 the Commission for the Transportation Disadvantaged, officials and staff, will be in the courtyard of the Capitol. In addition, there will be a display of operators and vehicles from around the state. Many of those attending will be visiting elected officials with the hope of convincing them to keep the Coordinated Transportation System in tact. Why your attendance is important……. This year the legislators are once again dealing with tough economic times. We need decision makers to realize the benefits of each trip taken through the coordinated system. 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. In the next few months there are going to be some critical decisions made and we need to ensure that TD voices are heard. As always, thank you for your dedication to the needs of the Transportation Disadvantaged, Colleen D. Roland Transportation Planner Capital Region Transportation Planning Agency 300 South Adams Street Box A-19 Tallahassee, FL 32301 850 891-6812 (fax) 891-6832 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.