With the restoration of of PA Smart Grant IP funds, working with the Transportation Management Association of Chester County (TMACC) and Wells & Associates, HCC has completed the initial surveying of HCC partners to assess their start and end destinations, travel times and current modes of transportation. Approximately 700 surveys were submitted. Due to COVID 19 restrictions, we were unable to receive responses from some employees who do not have access to emails and/or computers. With the easing of some protocols, HCC partners will access cafeterias and staff meetings to complete the survey outreach.
The combined feedbacks will then be emailed to HCC partners for review and input. HCC’s Transportation Action Team will then work with partners on action steps.
COVID 19, along with social and economic upheaval have created opportunities and mandates for all of us to do much better for the common good.
Just by allocating focus, time and resources that enable low paid workers get to work routinely and safely, is the same as making sure a mom or dad gets home in time for dinner, is there in time to see a child off to school following a night shift, or can put food on the table. Enabling reliable transportation is a sign of respect towards all employees and can empower a workforce to reach higher for themselves and their families.
Health Care Connect is an initiative of the Chester County Economic Development Council and is funded in part by the private sector with grant funding, received from the Pennsylvania Department of Labor and Industry through the Chester County Workforce Development Board.