Maine House Bill 61 Allows the Department of Health and Human Services to make transitional transportation benefits available to families in which one or both adults are working and remain financially eligible for Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF) benefits. It directs the department to adopt rules on transitional transportation assistance for families who lose eligibility for benefits under the TANF program due to increased employment income. Illinois House Bill 3819 Amends the Act on the Aging by authorizing the Department on Aging to make determinations for benefits and the manner by which claimants shall apply for benefits such as reduced fees paid by qualified vehicle owners; free fixed route public transportation services for qualified older adults; and transit services for qualified individuals with disabilities. Maryland House Bill 1238 requires the Developmental Disabilities Administration to conduct an independent cost-driven, rate-setting study to set provider rates for community-based services including the cost of transportation across all service types and appropriate wage and benefit levels for direct support and supervisory staff. It also requires the development of a fiscal billing and payment system tested for adequacy and efficiency in payment and reimbursement of providers for services provided. Missouri As part of a larger appropriation bill, House Bill 2014 funds the Medicaid HealthNet Division for the purposes of funding all other non-institutional services including non-emergency medical transportation. Minnesota House Bill 1233 requires the commissioner of transportation to give priority when distributing certain transportation-related funds to create transportation options for older adults, unless that preference conflicts with existing state or federal guidance. It also addresses rates, payment and appropriations for various transportation services and training programs for persons with disabilities. Rhode Island The Aging in Community Act of 2014 directs the chair of the Long-Term Care Coordinating Council to create an Aging in Community Subcommittee to develop a plan to provide the needed infrastructure and program improvements in support services, housing and transportation that will enable the state's growing elder population to safely remain living at home and in the community. Washington, D.C. Currently under consideration, Bill 20-0889 would create a tax credit and additional support for taxis and transportation network companies (TNCs) such as UberX and Lyft that provide accessible service. TNCs and taxi companies would be required to maintain records detailing their wheelchair-accessible fleet, and must pay a $50 fee for any new vehicle entered into service that is non-accessible. The fees would go to the Wheelchair-Accessible For-Hire Vehicle Service Fund, with funds used for the purchase, operation, training and use of wheelchair-accessible for-hire vehicles in the District. Taxi companies with more than 20 vehicles would have to ensure a certain percentage of their fleet is wheelchair-accessible, peaking at 33 percent in 2020. Tax credits of up to $10,000 would be made available to for-hire drivers who upgrade a vehicle so it is wheelchair accessible or purchase a wheelchair accessible vehicle.