From the Deputy Director
I am delighted to announce that Delana Newell has been promoted to the newly created position of Director of Mobility Management Services. Joining the Paratransit team in 2012, Delana has served as the Deputy Division Chief for Innovative Paradigms, an Associate Consultant for clients nationwide and as a Program Manager for Travel Training, Eligibility and a Bus Buddy program in Spokane, Washington. Delana brings the vision, commitment, integrity and passion to elevate our work in mobility management.
Since the mid-1980’s Paratransit, Inc. has provided national leadership in the transportation industry. From its pioneering work in travel training and eligibility to such programs as vehicle sharing, vehicle rentals, transportation consulting, technology, and more, our agency has given definition to the concept of “mobility management” and in doing so, has touched the lives of countless thousands of individuals around the country.
Mobility Management Services will incorporate the national eligibility, travel training and consulting services currently offered through our Innovative Paradigms brand and integrate activities in the Sacramento region. This restructuring is consistent with our efforts to realign and better leverage the resources of our entire organization to serve both our field offices, clients and end users.
Please join me in welcoming Delana to her new position!
Tom Roberts, Deputy Director
Update from Stanislaus County
In partnership with the Stanislaus Council of Governments, in 2010 Innovative Paradigms established the Consolidated Transportation Services Agency (CTSA) in Stanislaus County. Based on the Paratransit, Inc. model, in the ensuing years we implemented travel training, volunteer driver, and other mobility management programs as well as prepared a county-wide mobility study, relocated the CTSA offices, and developed the “MOVE” brand. In November 2017, the tremendous success of these endeavors resulted in the transitioning of these programs to a newly established local, stand-alone, non-profit organization. We couldn’t be more pleased and proud.
Paratransit Inc. Partners with Lyft
Paratransit Inc and the ride sharing service Lyft have teamed up to submit a joint proposal offering a dynamic transportation solution for first/last mile and neighborhood mobility in the City of West Sacramento, CA. If selected, this demonstration project would capitalize on agency staff’s experience working with Lyft in other locations to provide on-demand accessible service to the community.
On the Move in Boston!
Innovative Paradigms partners with a local non-profit human service agency in Honolulu, HI to conduct travel training services. Recently, long-time transit user, and advocate, Kelli Okumura, joined the travel training team in Honolulu. Nationally recognized Travel Training expert, Kevin Welch, was on-site to provide one-on-one training to Kelli. Welcome to the team, Kelli!
CTSA Partnership Reboot
In anticipation of new and expanding programs, in March 2017 the Innovative Paradigms team relocated the MOVE offices in Stanislaus County to a new more accessible location at the Veteran’s Center in Modesto, CA.