Susan Firman, chair:

Transportation that is accessible, affordable, reliable and convenient is one of the biggest challenges for many people with disabilities. Access to appropriate modes of transportation often determines whether someone with a disability can live independently or not. The Transportation Committee works with LANta, the Lehigh Valley’s public transportation authority, and other service providers to ever seek improvements to the services they provide to people with disabilities. The committee produced and updates the Alternative Transportation Guide and is currently working on an expanded audit of transportation services for people with disabilities. It tracks LANtaVan service through the quarterly reports the DFC Steering Committee receives from LANta.