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MCDOT Invites Public to Virtual Meeting on Monday, Jan. 11 re: Improving Transportation Navigation & Safety for People with Vision Disabilities

Monday, January 11, 2021

From MCDOT:

The Montgomery County Department of Transportation (MCDOT) will hold an online public meeting on Monday, January 11, 2021 from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m., to hear from stakeholders and the public about challenges people with vision disabilities (including all levels of vision loss) face when trying to get around the County and access regional transit options. Discussion will be aimed toward MCDOT efforts to create a new toolkit to help the County design sidewalks, bus stops, and intersections to improve accessibility for all.

This project is funded through the Metropolitan Washington Council of Governments’ Transportation Land Use Connections (TLC) program, which selected Toole Design Group as the lead consultant for the effort. A major goal of the project is to develop solutions that are appropriate for implementation across the region.

Registration is required to ensure participants receive an invitation and instructions to the internet-based Zoom meeting, including pertinent communications and project materials. To register, please email the Project Manager, Matt Johnson at Matt.Johnson@MontgomeryCountyMD.gov.

American Sign Language (ASL) interpretation and captioning will be provided live during the meeting.

Participants are encouraged to review the project webpage prior to the meeting to learn more and find meeting materials.

For those who are unable to participate live, the meeting will be recorded and shared after the event. MCDOT also plans to provide an open survey after the meeting to encourage additional input from meeting participants and other interested members of the public.

Written comments may be submitted to:

Montgomery County Department of Transportation
Matt Johnson
100 Edison Park Drive, 4th Floor
Gaithersburg, Maryland 20878

Email: matt.johnson@montgomerycountymd.gov (recommended)
Phone: 240-777-7237

Although using a computer to “attend” the meeting is recommended, those without computer access will be able to listen to and participate in the meeting using a phone. More details, including how to log in to the meeting, will be sent early next week to those who have registered.

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