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Congratulatory letter from Transportation Resource Coordinator, Irene Martin – Governor’s Oklahoma United We Ride Council

Governor’s Oklahoma United We Ride Council (Council) members, designees, advisors and friends: Please see the attached October 23, 2017, press release concerning the Veteran’s Ride Connect.

In years past, “… the Indian Nations Council of Governments (INCOG) was awarded two consecutive grants to create a 25-county one-call center coordinating transportation in and around the Tulsa and Muskogee Veterans Administration medical clinics, incorporating urban, rural, tribal, Disabled American Veterans (DAV) and VA Transportation.”

INCOG is a Community Government Organization serving in an advisory capacity to the Council.  Since the initial concept was presented to the Council, and before INCOG was awarded two consecutive grants to create this project, we were invited to sit on advisory groups to offer our ideas for the grant proposal; we have supported INCOG and the consortium of transportation providers, medical facilities, and other stakeholders who have come together to make Veterans’ Ride Connect the “first-ever mobility management center in Oklahoma.“

This accomplishment is what “coordination of community transportation” looks like and is what this Council is all about.

Veterans’ Ride Connect has been added to the MyRide website to help veterans looking for transportation in 25 counties locate their ride.

This is exciting news…and a big congratulations goes out to all who made it happen.

 

Irene Martin, M.Ed., Transportation Resources Coordinator

Oklahoma Department of Rehabilitation Services

Governor’s Oklahoma United We Ride Council

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