MOBILITY LIAISON ROLE DESCRIPTION
TRANSPORTATION & COMMUNITY WELL-BEING NETWORK

GPCOG is seeking up to four individuals with lived experience of transportation barriers to join the
Transportation & Community Well-Being Network as Mobility Liaisons. The Network brings together key
stakeholders to share information and work together on improving transportation access and options
for people who experience barriers. The network includes social service and healthcare providers,
grassroots and advocacy organ34izations, representatives from populations that frequently experience
transportation barriers, and transit agency staff. With technical assistance from the National Center for

Mobility Management, the network will explore how to:

 Bring new stakeholders into regional transportation planning and funding decisions;
 Coordinate mobility resources and communications;
 Build productive working relationships among stakeholders; and
 Increase mobility management skills and knowledge among stakeholders.

ROLE AND RESPONSIBILITIES

Mobility Liaisons will share their expertise and ideas with the Network through:
 Attending monthly meetings of the Network at GPCOG, 970 Baxter Boulevard, Portland (2 hours
each – call-in option will be available).
 Completing two hours per month of additional Network activities (to be determined).
 Participating on the Network email group and in the National Center for Mobility Management
online community (or other communication modes if needed).

PREFERRED SKILLS AND QUALIFICATIONS

To be considered as a Mobility Liaison, individuals must have:
 Personal experience with mobility and transportation challenges (this might be because of
disability, age, income, language, or other reasons)
 The ability to describe challenges faces by themselves and their peers
 A solutions-oriented and problem-solving mindset

STIPEND

Mobility Liaisons will be eligible for a monthly stipend of $100 from December 2017 through March (up
to a total of $400). Payment of the stipend will depend on completion of responsibilities. Stipends
beyond March may be offered if additional funding is secured.

TO APPLY

Send your name, address, phone number and a brief statement (500 words or less) describing:
a) Why you are interested
b) How your personal mobility/transportation challenges will inform this effort
c) The skills you will bring to the Network
Submit application to: Zoe Miller, Project Manager, GPCOG, zmiller@gpcog.org, 774-9891 ext. 227
Deadline: November 27th 2017 5pm

TRANSPORTATION & COMMUNITY
WELL-BEING NETWORK

Transportation connects people to where they need to go – school, jobs, medical care, shopping, places
of worship, and social outlets. But our current transportation system doesn’t work well for many people,
particularly those who can’t afford to own a car, can’t drive, or prefer to walk and bike. Those most impacted
include youth, older adults, people with disabilities, ethnic/racial minorities, and people with a low income.
As the regional transportation and land use planning organizations for Cumberland and Northern York
County, PACTS (Portland Area Comprehensive Transportation System) and GPCOG (Greater Portland Council of
Governments) are committed to increasing access and opportunity by supporting a transportation network that
works for everyone.

PURPOSE

Launched in 2017, the Transportation & Community Well-Being Network brings together key stakeholders to
share information and work together on improving transportation access and options for people who
experience barriers. The network includes social service and healthcare providers, along with grassroots and
advocacy organizations; representatives from populations that frequently experience transportation barriers;
and transit agency staff. With technical assistance from the National Center for Mobility Management, the
network will explore how to:
– Bring new stakeholders into regional transportation planning and funding decisions;
– Coordinate mobility resources and communications;
– Build productive working relationships among stakeholders; and
– Increase mobility management skills and knowledge among stakeholders

GOALS

Coordination
o Coordination between transportation planning and providers of services/jobs/education
Advocacy
o Bringing voices of those with transportation barriers to decision-makers
o Encouraging transit-oriented development
o Reducing stigma around public transit
o Raising awareness among legislators, elected leaders and the general public
Sharing Information and Solutions
o Exchange of information between stakeholders to build solutions – a setting to hear what many
stakeholders are learning and solutions that people are implementing
o Educating youth and adults on how to use the resources that are available
Monthly Meeting: Recurring meeting TBD

Location: GPCOG, 970 Baxter Boulevard, Portland
Contact: Zoe Miller, Project Manager, GPCOG, zmiller@gpcog.org, 774-9891 ext. 227

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