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MPC Roundtable

Toward Universal Mobility: Charting a Path to Improve Transportation Accessibility

December 3, 2019, Noon to 1:30 p.m. CST

Union League Club
65 W. Jackson Blvd., Chicago
Crystal Room, 5th Floor

Hosted by: Metropolitan Planning Council

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How can we make metropolitan Chicago a place where it is as easy for seniors and people with a disability to get around as it is for everyone else? Plan to join us for the release of MPC’s new blueprint: Toward Universal Mobility: Charting a Path to Improve Transportation Accessibility. 
The report studies the challenges people with disabilities and the elderly face in accessing our transportation system, and delivers a set of recommendations that will help make the Greater Chicago region a place where everyone can get anywhere they need to, when they need to.

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Risa Rifkind, ADA 25 Advancing Leadership, will moderate a lively discussion with:

  • Adam Ballard, Access Living
  • Jackie Forbes, Kane County Division of Transportation
  • Judy Shanley, PhD, Easterseals and National Center for Mobility Management
  • Audrey Wennink, Metropolitan Planning Council
MPC would like to thank Wight & Company for generously sponsoring this event.

MPC also thanks TransDev for sponsoring 
Toward Universal Mobility: Charting a Path to Improve Transportation Accessibility.

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