Episode 3 – Lynn Norris – The Transit Planning 4 All Podcast Series

Date Published: June 15, 2020

The Transit Planning 4 All Podcast Series examines what we know about today’s most urgent inclusive transit planning challenges and how we can make progress in addressing them. In a series of conversations, transportation planners and advocates share lessons learned in their journey towards inclusive transportation planning. Inclusive processes for transportation planning actively involve older adults and people with disabilities and leads to the development of community and public transportation programs that effectively meet the needs of the people for whom they are designed to serve.

Episode 3 of the Transit Planning 4 All Podcast Series features guest speaker Lynn Norris, a steering committee member at Worcester Community Connections, one of 22 coalitions that provide family support services including access to reliable transportation.

Listen as Lynn shares her story of responding to the threat of budget cuts to already limited funding for transportation and her work building connections and coalitions to advocate for transportation funding and services. Hear how she worked with multiple cities, lobbied pubic officials, and built alliances with organizational partners to avoid these threats and how she continues to use inclusive models of planning to address the ongoing challenges of reliability, affordability, and access to transportation, which is a critical resource for her community.

Transcription can be found here.