Cecil Transit Receives $536K Pilot Grant to Assist Recovery Community

Innovative model will provide mobility-on-demand services for individuals in recovery and enable them to access employment, medical, treatment, support, and other social services.

The Cecil County Department of Community Services, through its Transit Division, has been awarded a $563,000.00 pilot grant by the US Department of Transportation (USDOT) and the Federal Transit Administration to provide mobility-on-demand services to individuals in the recovery community.

“I am both pleased and proud of our staff in the Department of Community Services and, specifically, the Cecil Transit division, to have been awarded this innovative grant that will support prevention, treatment, and recovery initiatives throughout Cecil County,” said County Executive Alan McCarthy. “Defeating the opioid crisis in our community remains one of my major priorities and this grant funding, to provide transportation resources, adds another element in our fight against this debilitating epidemic.”

According to a press release:

Entitled, “Cecil Transit’s Roadway to Recovery: Driving Transformational Change and Removing Barriers for the Recovery Community,” the initiative addresses Cecil County’s growing addiction support needs by removing transportation barriers for the recovery community.

This transformational project seeks to partner with recovery houses in the community in an effort to break down transportation barriers and increase mobility options. This project will increase accessibility options for residents in recovery houses using a smart phone application developed through a partnership with RouteMatch Inc., which will provide curb to curb transportation, maximize ride share opportunities and/or connect participants to fixed route services when applicable. This innovative model will provide mobility on demand services for individuals in recovery and enable them to access employment, medical, treatment, support and other social services.

Read the full press release for more information.