CTANW Platform

Infrastructure Accessibility
CTANW strives to monitor and support funding, resources and regulations promoting accessibility in infrastructure components, such as buildings, sidewalks, bus stops, signals and more.

Accessible/Specialized Transportation Industry
CTANW strives to monitor rules, regulations, funding and resources that impact the many facets of the Accessible/Specialized Transportation Industry, including:

  • Nonprofit, for-proft, government and public transportation agencies
  • Rural, small and tribal public transportation agencies
  • Mobility Management & Travel Training services
  • Planning agencies;
  • State Medicaid brokerage systems;
  • And more.

System Funding
CTANW strives to monitor statewide legislation and policies that impact how the accessible/specialized transportation system is funded, including taxes, tolling and other revenue streams. CTANW supports funding, regulations and policies that work to: enhance public and community-based transportation options; promote accessibility and efficiency in the system while reducing costs to providers, passengers and state agencies; and improve coordination among agencies.

Multi-Modal Transportation Options
CTANW strives to monitor statewide issues, policies and legislation impacting multi-modal transportation options. CTANW supports a fully-inclusive multi-modal transportation system that includes privately-owned vehicles, public transit agencies, nonprofit agencies, for-profit providers, bicycles, and the wide array of accessible/specialized transportation options.

On-Going Support

A Clean & Healthy Environment
CTANW supports a clean and healthy environement for all people.

Employment & Job Opportunities
CTANW supports living wages and workplace safety standards. CTANW also supports eliminating transportation as a barrier to employment, particularly for people with accessible/specialized transportation needs.

Health & Well-Being
CTANW supports eliminating transportation as a barrier to basic needs, including medical care, mental health care, employment, accessing government, education, community participation and social services. CTANW supports efforts to improve access to medical care, mental health care and substance use treatment, while promoting transportation as a critical component of those services.

Infrastructure & Public Services
CTANW supports a "mobility-first" model that ensures all mobility capacities are taken into account in the development of accessible infrastructure, facilities, public programs, technologies, vehicles, communications, emergency planning and regulatory policies.

Thriving Economies
CTANW supports efforts that promote transportation as a core component of economic development.

Transportation Collaborations
CTANW supports efforts that promote collaboration and coordination among regional multi-modal transportation providers and advocates, including: for-profit providers, nonprofit providers, public transit agencies, school buses, emergency medical responders, planning agencies, funding agencies, and other stakeholders. CTANW particularly supports collaborative efforts pertaining to emergency preparedness, transportation planning, mobility management and travel training, and service coordination for people with accessible/specialized transportation needs.




CTANW Advocacy & Legislative Agenda

CTANW's membership adopts an Advocacy & Legislative Agenda in line with CTANW's mission, vision, values and Advocacy/Legislative Platform each year at the CTANW Annual Meeting.  


CTANW 2018-2019 Advocacy & Legislative Agenda

Statewide Regulations
Advocate for reasonable statewide regulations that promote consistent, basic safety standards for passengers of community and specialized transportation based on current and documented “best practices” in driver training, vehicle inspections and background checks, while promoting efficiency, state agency coordination and cost reductions in the industry.

HOV Lanes
Secure formal inclusion of community and specialized transportation providers in the state’s dead-heading exemptions for HOV Lanes.

  • Use of the HOV Lanes by accessible/specialized transportation providers in route (regardless of passenger status):
  • Saves the State, passengers and taxpayers’ expenses associated with time lost in traffic congestion; 
  • Helps passengers maintain life-saving medical and mental health appointments and access to services;
  • Increases the opportunity for the transportation industry to serve a greater number of passengers with disabilities and those defined by 81.66.010(3) RCW by keeping vehicles on the road and out of traffic congestion;
  • Eases traffic congestion in the general lanes.

Maintain a CTANW presence as part of the Washington State Department of Transportation GPAC process to serve as a voice and advocate for small, rural and tribal transits, nonprofit providers, and mobility management and travel training programs in the state’s funding processes.

Transportation Innovation Fund
Advocate for a budget proviso to outline a pool of funding separate from the consolidated grants process dedicated to innovation and pilot projects within the community and specialized transportation industry, including mobility management and travel training programs.

Software & Technology
Advocate for a budget proviso to outline funding specifically to support investment in software and technology to increase passenger accessibility, service coordination, safety and/or efficiencies for and among community and specialized transportation providers.