|Braley Announces Over $1.4 Million for Veterans Transportation Database|
|News Releases - Military & Veterans News|
|Written by Amanda Bowman|
|Tuesday, 28 August 2012 15:20|
Funds will go toward creating a one call/one click resource for veterans
Dubuque, IA – Rep. Bruce Braley (IA-01) today announced that the Federal Transit Administration has obligated $1,461,800 to the Iowa Department of Transportation for the Veterans Transportation and Community Living Project. The funding will create a database that will hold veterans’ transportation information and combine it with other resources to create a comprehensive database to start a one-call/one-click resource. This will allow veterans, persons with disabilities, persons over 60, and the general public to access information about transportation and other human service resources available.
“The more resources veterans, the disabled, and the elderly have to assist them in transportation, the more ability they have to live a full and active life,” said Braley. “At the very least, we owe our veterans reliable transportation, and the assistance to the rest of the community will be a great asset to many groups. I am pleased this funding is coming to Iowa and hope the resource database will provide new information and assistance to these groups.”
Braley has worked hard to provide needed assistance to veterans. Less than a month ago the Andrew Connolly Veterans Housing Act, which he introduced, was signed into law by President Obama.
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