As a Ride Connection Volunteer, I spent a couple hours helping with the pre-registration for the attendees of the Association of Travel Instruction annual gathering, this year, here in Portland, OR. This two and a half day event helps reps from all over the US to understand and create more powerful ways to serve their various communities through public transportation.
Just some of the many topics covered at this year's event:
Safety on Public Transportation
Strategies to Overcome Fear of Public Trans.
Working with Elected Officials
Embracing and Incorporating the Faith Based Community in Public Trans. Issues
Expecting Independence, Especially within the Disabled and Senior Communities
Panel discussions, key notes, and of course, lots of receptions and networking opps.
Welcome to Portland, everyone!! We are so glad you chose us to host the conference and know you are enjoying everything our fair city has to offer.
Me, with Christina C., my 'boss' at Ride Connection.
My friend Tom, on the left in this photo, has lost 90 pounds since the pic was taken in 2009. I've known him since 1973 when he lived in Seattle and I, in Vancouver, BC. He has always had a bulge battle, like me. Tom currently lives in Central America and is fulfilling a life long dream. I applaud him for his efforts and his 'losing' success. Tom, may you keep it off this time!!