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1 Mobile Village

2 SERVING TRANSPORTATION DEPENDENT POPULATIONS Mobile Village

3 Assessing needs and gaps..  2012 Refugee conference  Group and individual interviews  Driver training classes  Refugee resettlement agencies  United Way Community Assessment  Countless personal stories Mobile Village

4 Findings..  Transportation is a major barrier to job access for low income populations  Traveler orientation, legal education and safety  Livable wage jobs and employment supports  Access to quality cars and bicycles  Lack of after hours transportation options Mobile Village

5 Mobile Village..  Concept designed for non-profits  Creates opportunities  Empowers refugees and low income populations  Expands job access  Supports employment Mobile Village

6 Vision.. We envision a self-sustaining, nonprofit business model focused on creating opportunity and empowering refugees and other underserved populations to create and secure livable wage jobs. Mission.. The Mission of Mobile Village is to provide meaningful job access, training, financial stability and opportunities for economic advancement. Mobile Village

7 Goal One.. Experiential transportation-related job training.. Village Van Driver Training.. Auto/bicycle maintenance and repair Mobile Village

8 .. Village Van.. Car sharing/rental program.. Bike sharing/rental program.. After-hours transportation.. Car sales/ownership Goal Two.. Develop affordable transportation options to increase access to employment Mobile Village

9 Goal Three.. Provide support and on-going education for continuous improvement.. Understanding of laws and l legal responsibility..Travel safety and travel orientation programs.. Knowledge of work-related practices.. Social integration.. Employment supports and education Mobile Village

10 .. Start-up supported through VRT Goride Program.. Housed in Canyon County facility.. Coordinated with existing support programs for refugees.. Eventually becomes stand-alone nonprofit Organizational Structure.. Mobile Village

11 COORDINATED MOBILITY SOLUTION Goride

12 trip confirmation trip rerquest

13 Description.... Purpose.... Cost.... Match.... An individual or organization can request a trip with one phone call or through one website. Customer doesn’t need to know which provider to call No cost Jurisdictions Trip Request System

14 Description.... Purpose.... Cost.... Match.... An individual can receive an automated reminder phone call the day before their scheduled. Reduces missed trips. No cost Jurisdictions Trip Confirmation

15 Description.... Purpose.... Cost.... Match.... Vehicles that human service agencies or VRT can use to provide goride transportation Reduce vehicle cost and increase vehicle usage Program dependent Jurisdictions, agency sponsors, business sponsors Vehicle Pool

16 Description.... Purpose.... Cost.... Match.... Classroom, behind the wheel and ESL training for goride program drivers. To qualify drivers for goride programs and to train clients for driving jobs. No cost Agency sponsors, Business sponsors Driver Training

17 Description.... Target market.... Cost.... Match.... Provide service within a community and to appointments in the region Seniors and persons with disabilities. No cost, donation requested Organization providing the service Community Link

18 Description.... Target market.... Cost.... Match.... Multiple organizations within a community use the same vehicle Human service agencies Donating member, annual member, participating member Agency sponsor, business sponsor Vehicle Sharing

19 Description.... Target market.... Cost.... Match.... Volunteers transport passengers when other options aren’t viable Seniors and persons with disabilities. Cost depends on distance Jurisdictions Volunteer Driver

20 Description.... Target market.... Cost.... Match.... Transportation to employment support services, job training and temporary jobs. Unemployed Cost depends on distance and number of passengers Agency sponsor, business sponsor Village Van

21 Description.... Target market.... Cost.... Match.... Discounted vanpool fares for those needing transportation assistance to long term employment. Low income Cost depends on distance Agency sponsors, business sponsor Job Access

22 Description.... Target market.... Cost.... Match.... Provide service to and from Canyon County Employees Cost depends on distance Business sponsor Canyon County Vanpool

23 Next Steps..  Complete marketing, operations and staffing plan  Locate main program in VRT Canyon County operations facility  Develop satellite location at English Learning Center  Write grants for ongoing sustainability and operations  Transfer program to nonprofit by December 2014  Hold Transportation Summits in Ada and Canyon Counties

24 Transportation Summits..  Canyon County: March 14, 8:30 a.m. to noon at CWI Micron Center in Nampa  Ada County: March 20, 8:30 a.m. to noon at United Way Conference Room Contacts.. Kelli Fairless – Executive Director David Pederson – Mobility Manager Doug Pottenger – All About Safe Driving


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