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The following Community Events are Open to the Public


April 30, 2019

To: Community Organizations and Social Service Agencies

From: Howard K. Vanselow, Transportation Planner

Subject: Annual Transportation Disadvantaged Public Workshop May 21, 2019

Annually, each Transportation Disadvantaged Local Coordinating Board holds a Public Workshop to ensure that transportation disadvantaged individuals in the county receive the best coordinated transportation possible.  Escambia County Board of County Commissioner is the Escambia County Community Transportation Coordinator and they provide service as Escambia County Community Transportation (ECCT), which is operated by Integrated Transportation (ITL) Solutions.  Enclosed is a flyer suitable for announcing the workshop and providing for public comment.  Please make this flyer available for staff and clients of your agency by posting and distribution.

Interested parties are encouraged to attend the workshop if possible.  The public workshop will be held at 10:00 a.m. on May 21, 2019 at Pensacola City Hall, Second Floor – Hagler Mason Room, 222 West Main Street, Pensacola, FL., followed by the Transportation Disadvantaged Coordinating Board Meeting.    Written comments received by Friday, May 17, 2019 will be included in the public workshop (comment form is also included with the email).  Comments may be sent by fax (850-637-1923), email (, or mail to the above address.

I can be reached at 850 332-7679, extension 231, if you have any questions about Transportation Disadvantaged services or the public workshop.  Your assistance in providing information to clients and staff of your agency is appreciated.

2019 Vehicle Sign Escambia (Click on link to download)

If you are unable to attend the Public Workshop and would like comments expressed on your behalf,

Please complete this form and mail, fax or email, in time to arrive by May 17, 2019:

Comment Form (Click on Link to download)


Howard Vanselow, Transportation Planner

Emerald Coast Regional Council

PO Box 11399

Pensacola, FL 32524-1399

Fax:  850-637-1923

Phone: 800-226-8914, Ext 231


CIL Disability Resource Center facilitates the transition of youth who are individuals with significant disabilities who are eligible for individualized education programs under Section 614(d) of the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (20 U.S.C. 14149d)), and who have completed their secondary education or otherwise left school, to postsecondary life.  Youth.Transition.Brochure (Click to  download)

The following Community Events are Open to the Public are scheduled for the CIL Disability Resource Center, Gulf Coast Regional Center (GCRC) and  Telecommunications Relay Inc. (FTRI) as Exhibitors or Presenters


Support Group – Cross Disability 

People with Disabilities, family and caregivers are welcome to attend               Logo with icons of cross disabilities

Every 2nd Wednesday of Each Month at Noon

Open Forum and suggestions for discussion are welcome.

Point of contact:  Danny Broxson, 850-595-5566, ext 33 or Email at

To find locations of FTRI Events:   Eligibility is open to Florida residents who are deaf, hard of hearing, deaf/blind, or speech impaired.  To receive specialized telephone equipment, you must provide proof of eligibility.

For more Information please contact:

  • Karen Jackson,  FTRI Specialist,
  • Voice/TDD: (850) 595-5566, FL Relay: (800) 955-8770,
  • Toll Free: (877) 245-2457

FTRI specialized telephone equipment is available at no cost. You must also provide proof of residency with one of the following:

  • Florida Driver’s License
  • Florida Voter Registration Card
  • Florida Identification Card
  • Florida Vehicle Registration
  • Florida Medicaid Card
  • Letter from Social Security with your name and Florida address

  FTRI Logo

Center for Independent Living of Northwest Florida, Inc. (FEIN: 59-2288751) dba CIL Disability Resource Center, is a registered charity in the State of Florida, Registration Number CH130. A copy of the Official registration and financial information may be obtained from the Division of Consumer Services by calling toll-free within the state. Registration does not imply endorsement, approval, or recommendation by the state. 1-800-HELP-FLA (435-7352),