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Casper’s disabled community asked to provide input on transportation needs

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CASPER, Wyo. — Casper’s Council of People with Disabilities are seeking input from the disabled community regarding transportation access, use and challenges, according to a notice posted by the city.

Members of the disabled community are also asked to provide input on how likely they would be to use “various transportation alternatives in the future.”

The council sees expansion of transportation availability for disabled citizens as a priority.

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“The CCPD serves as an advisory body to the City Council,” the June 1 announcement explains. “One priority of the CCPD is to expand transportation availability for disabled citizens, which would improve access to food, healthcare, shopping, community events, and social interactions.”

CCPD Chair Austin Berlin says that transportation is important to people’s quality of life.

“Transportation can be the difference between a life of freedom and self-sufficiency and a life of isolation and limitation,” he said in the release. “It is important to gather this information to help us focus our resources on transportation-related projects and initiatives that can have the most impact in our community.”

Input is sought via an online survey which can be accessed through the Casper’s Council of People with Disabilities Facebook page or via Survey Monkey.

“A paper survey and more information the CCPD can be obtained via email at disabilitycouncil@casperwy.gov,” the release adds.

The survey will be open through Aug. 31 and results will be compiled in September and discussed by the CCPD this fall.

CCPD is composed of volunteer members appointed by the city council and work “as an advisory board that operates as a catalyst for promoting self- advocacy, equality, accessibility, and opportunity for all people, regardless of their disability.”