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31 May 17

Transportation Information and Assistance – An Introduction

The following is the first in a series of blogs on Transportation Information & Assistance and is part of a series of NADTC activities on the same topic, including two planned webinars and an information brief. “Transportation information and assistance” is a broad term meant to encompass the varied approaches that communities may adopt to […]

30 Apr 17

Five Key Elements to Consider When Planning for a Grant’s Sustainability

Since January 2017, NADTC has had the honor of supporting six communities through the “Innovations in Accessible Mobility” grant program. Each grantee is funded with up to $50,000 for 12 months (through December) to develop and implement innovations that expand mobility opportunities for older adults and people with disabilities in their communities. To learn more […]

31 Mar 17

Section 5307, 5310, and 5311: Using Non-DOT Funds for Local Match

When it comes to applying for Federal Transit Administration grant funding under the Section 5307 (Urbanized Area and Passenger Ferry in Urbanized Areas), Section 5310 (Enhanced Mobility for Seniors and Individuals with Disabilities), and Section 5311 (Rural Areas) programs, determining the type of funds that may be used for local match can be critical, but […]

08 Mar 17

Transportation and Mobility: It is a Brave New World!

This is the sixth and final blog in a series of technology alerts that have been shared with the NADTC mailing list. Make sure you check out the first five blog posts: “How Do I Get Started with Technology” , “What are the Keys to Making Technology Implementation Successful?”, “Navigating Funding Opportunities for Technology Planning and Deployment“, “An Embarrassment […]

09 Jan 17

TCRP Report 188: A Look at Shared Mobility

Shared mobility (e.g., rideshare and Transportation Network Companies such as Uber and Lyft) is transforming transportation options, particularly for older adults and people with disabilities. This blog post explores the results of 2016 Transit Cooperative Research Program Report 188 Shared Mobility and the Transformation of Public Transit. A full copy of the report and an […]

19 Dec 16

Autonomous Vehicles & the Disability and Aging Communities

The possibility of seeing an autonomous vehicle (or “highly automated vehicle” in DOT parlance) driving down your street is no longer a question of “if” but “when.”  For example, Pittsburgh Uber now offers users the option of being picked up in a self-driving car, one of fourteen Ford Fusions equipped with radar, cameras and other […]

07 Dec 16

Older Driver Safety Awareness Week

Every year throughout the first week in December, the American Occupational Therapy Association (AOTA) celebrates Older Driver Safety Awareness Week (ODSAW) to promote an understanding of the importance of mobility and transportation to older adults.  NADTC is thrilled to join AOTA in this celebration. Earlier this week we participated in a Twitter chat with other experts […]

08 Nov 16

Leveraging Technology and Sharing Resources

This is the fifth blog in a series of technology alerts that will be shared with the NADTC mailing list. Make sure you check out the first four articles in this series, How Do I Get Started with Technology, What are the Keys to Making Technology Implementation Successful?, Navigating Funding Opportunities for Technology Planning and Deployment and An Embarrassment of Riches: Multiple […]

18 Oct 16

Happy Birthday, NADTC! Today We Celebrate 12 Months of Achievement!

October 2016 marks a very special milestone for NADTC – we’ve officially been around for one year! Last October we were honored to begin work with the support of the Federal Transit Administration on this exciting new Center and everything we do here at NADTC is working towards our main goal: To promote the availability […]