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Thursday, November 26, 2009

Paratransit Riders Unite! Fight to Get High Fare Rolled back



Here are meetings and actions for NE IL Paratransit riders for November through January 2010:



Monday Nov. 30, 2009 5:30pm-8pm-IMPRUVE at AIMMC (IL Masonic) Olson Auditorium 836 W. Wellington Chicago IL 60657 IMPRUVE members with non-member paratransit riders' input have voted on next actions to get fares rolled back, which organizations and leaders to involve, and dates of next meetings about paratransit. IMPRUVE is a member of Green Paratransit Think Tank and Green Think Tank for the Disability Community. Info: 773-416-7366 or 773-483-2351


Monday Dec. 14 2009 9:30 am - Chicago City Council Transportation Committee discusses Paratransit, 2nd floor. Call your Chicago alderman, MOPD commissioner Karen Tamley and Governor Quinn to attend and support a Pace paratransit fare rollback and restoral of monthly paratransit pass. Note corrected date for meeting from Dec. 15 to Monday Dec. 14!!!


Monday Dec. 14 2009 1-4 pm Access Living has a meeting on Paratransit with Pace. Call Carleda Johnson 312-640-2100 for information.


January 2010 private - Green Paratransit Think Tank tests Soular Car with engineer to ensure people and with mobility limitations can transfer using these neighborhood solar-powered cars until green paratransit vanpool fleet is established. Video documentary of test runs TBA and posted on Internet.

May 2010 -TBA Soular Car to be on display at Green Fest Navy Pier in Chicago IL. Green Think Tank for Disabiity Community to announce which speakers or vendors are working on accessible green housing, loan products, and transportation for the disability community

Visit at and www.groups.yahoo.com/group/IMPRUVE or www.impruve.blogspot.com for updates.
Paratransit riders should subscribe to impruve-subscribe@yahoogroups.com

When you sign up to subscribe, describe yourself in one short sentence and tell us which city or state in which you or a loved one ride paratransit. Note: IMPRUVE newsgroup subscription is not for paratransit providers.

Thursday, November 12, 2009

BNICEH and IMPRUVE in Reorganizing Phase

BNICEH is in the process of reorganizing its board of directors and possibly replacing its executive director while she takes a sabbatical to work on the Green Think Tank for Disability Community's Green Paratransit Think Tank and finish some writing and editing for a Self-Awareness curriculum.


Announcement to follow before December 31, 2009. The board meets November 14, 2009 to make its decision on succession and next general membership meeting.

BNICEH remains committed to supporting IMPRUVE in its paratransit actions and advocacy on a local and national level.

The search continues for qualified candidates to replace youth on our board.