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CTANW Issue/Bill Tracker

CTANW's Issue/Bill Tracker is designed to provide members, partners, decision-makers and elected officials with information about issues that may impact providers and passengers of community and specialized transportation services, including mobility management/travel training, planners, providers and more. The Issue/Bill Tracker is provided so that CTANW members and partners can decide for themselves how the issue will impact their own agencies and local communities, and take the action that best meet their needs. In some cases, CTANW may issue recommendations for "opposition" or "support". 

 Issue/Bill

 Stakeholder Input/Description

 CTANW Recommendation

 WA 
 Regulations 

Update: In the 2018 session, several bills were introduced aimed at regulation for the TNC and for-hire sectors of the industry. CTANW introduced and advocated for stakeholder groups to come together to address these issues collaboratively. The Joint Transportation Committee is now hiring consultants to bring together the stakeholder groups, and are expected to begin meeting in June 2018. 

 CTANW Supports
 SNAP

Advocates concerned about federal budget and possible reduction to Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) AKA "Food Stamps". Advocates concerned about impact on people with disabilities and people with lower incomes. 

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 Independent Action
 Seattle
 Uber/Lyft
 Base
 Rates

Seattle City Council passed a resolution to explore increase in base rates for TNCs. Pros reported: Could increase wages for TNC drivers if TNCs use funds to increase wages to drivers. Makes system for TNCs more equal to taxis. Cons reported: Could likely increase costs for passengers with specialized transportation needs. Some drivers and advocacy groups prefer to be unregulated/independent drivers. Some advocates say better to reduce heavy-handed regulations on taxis rather than try to make heavy-handed regulations on TNCs. 

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 Independent Action

 
 WA
 Tolling

 

New tolling exemptions seem to include some nonprofit providers, exclude certain for-hire community and specialized transportation providers. Likely inconsistent with advocacy efforts to include all providers for passengers with specialized transportation needs. 

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 Independent Action

 
 US
 Census


Concerns citizenship question increases potential for underreporting that could lead to reduced federal funds for states impacting social services, Medicaid, highway funds, etc. 
Support | Opposition 

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 Independent Action

 Federal
 Budget 


Concerns about changes to laws allowing Medicaid Transportation to be optional. (Pages 85-87) Could increase costs to transits, "damage brokerage system", impact costs for hospitals, and ultimately, prevent vulnerable people from accessing health care. 

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 Independent Action

 HR 620


Concerns about rolling back ADA at the Federal level from community advocates. 

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 Independent Action

 
 2018
 Session
 Wrap-Up

 

Issue/Bill Tracker Report
Employment laws that may impact providers
Additional bills passed this session of interest to CTANW

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 Independent Action