metro northThe mission of the Regional Mobility Management program (RMM) is to connect people with disabilities and seniors with accessible, reliable transportation so that they are able to fully participate in their communities. The South Central Regional Council of Governments (SCRCOG), has contracted The Kennedy Center, Inc., to administer the program for the South Central Region. The key goal of the program is to identify gaps and barriers within the public transportation network that prevent individuals from using existing services.  Once the gaps have been uncovered, we work with our partners from the transportation and human service communities to find creative solutions. Essentially, we are creating a “one-stop shop” where people can find transportation service that meets their needs.

SCRCOG works closely with its member towns, other Metropolitan Planning Organizations (MPOs), and state and federal agencies, coordinatingplans to address issues regarding transportation, land use, housing, and economic development on a regional basis. The municipalities covered by SCRCOG’s Regional Mobility Management program include: Bethany, Branford, Chester, Clinton, Cromwell, Deep River, Durham, East Haddam, East Hampton, East Haven, Essex, Guilford, Haddam, Hamden, Killingworth, Lyme, Madison, Meriden, Middlefield, Middletown, Milford, New Haven, North Branford, North Haven, Old Lyme, Old Saybrook, Orange, Portland, Wallingford, Westbrook, West Haven, and Woodbridge.SCRCOG provides a forum to foster communication and collaboration among its member municipalities in identifying and addressing these and other regional issues.

The Kennedy Center is one of the most comprehensive rehabilitation facilities in the State of Connecticut offering innovative and comprehensive program services to persons with special needs and disabilities, from birth through their senior years. On an annual basis, over two thousand individuals receive various program services through its divisions of Rehabilitation Services, Residential Services and Kennedy Industries.

The Regional Mobility Management program is guided by a Steering Committee whose members consist of a variety of stakeholders in the region including SCRCOG, River Council of Governments,CTTransit, Greater New Haven Transit District, Milford Transit District, 9 Town Transit, Connecticut Department of Transportation, and several Senior Centers. Steering Committee membership is open and participation is welcomed and encouraged for all who are interested in improving transportation services and options for people with disabilities and seniors.