Community Organizing

Community Organizing

We inform individuals with disabilities, interested in engaging in local and statewide initiatives to eliminate disability related barriers, on how to define issues, gather supporters, work with legislators, and join in legislative events and forums. A great deal of our community organizing time and effort is focused directly on improved transportation within Kent County.

Beltline Project:

The goal of this work is to extend the Rapid Bus service on the North East Beltline to reach Spectrum and the Frederick Meijer Gardens. We are working with a group of individuals who are passionate about seeing improvement in this area. If you are interested, join the conversation.

Faith In Motion:

This is an Interfaith Group organized on the belief that public transportation is a social justice issue. We gather and discuss projects that can help to influence the improvement on public transportation. Another that you can connect is by joining our Facebook page or joining our eNewsletter program (called Getting There Together Weekly) which will provide regular ideas and updates on community activity.

Byron and Gaines:

The goal of this project is to extend the Rapid service to the Tanger Outlet Mall. We will do this by organizing a group of concerned citizens who want to promote the same message - "Better Transit = Better Business". These discussions will include the citizens, business managers, and elected officials.

If you would like to get involved, Contact Community Organizing

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