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DHS news release

April 25, 2008

Contact: Cary Greenwood, 503-945-6069; 503-602-9221
Program contact: Elaine Young, 503-373-1726

DHS/ODOT Budget Note Steering Committee meets April 30

Who: DHS/ODOT Budget Note Steering Committee
What: Public meeting
When: April 30, 10 a.m. to 12 p.m.
Where: DHS Training Center, 3414 Cherry Avenue, Sunset Bay Room, Salem, OR

Agenda: Introductions/roll call (10 a.m.); public testimony (10:15 a.m.) (limit three minutes per person -- please sign up to testify before meeting); review meeting notes from March meeting (10:20 a.m.); PSU report and discussion regarding project progress (10:30 a.m.): (1) Share the results of the demographic analyses and receive Steering Committee feedback on those; (2) present various methods for calculating unmet travel needs and receive the Steering Committee's input as to how to proceed with those; and roundtable and next steps (11:40 a.m.).

Teleconference information: Call-in number: 1-877-807-5706; Participant code: 567178.

The DHS/ODOT Budget Note Steering Committee is charged to provide input to the Oregon Department of Human Services and Oregon Department of Transportation as they develop a report for the 2009 Legislative session with recommendations for new sources of revenue to support transit services for seniors and people with disabilities in Oregon.

Reasonable accommodations will be provided as needed for individuals requesting assistive hearing devices, sign language interpreters or large-print materials. Individuals needing these types of accommodations should call DHS at 503-378-3142 at least 48 hours before the meeting.