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17 Jan 18

Kiosks for Living Well

Thank you to guest blogger Valerie Parker Callahan of Greater Lynn (MA) Senior Services for preparing this post. This article provides an overview of a unique, results-oriented program that promotes health and wellness at community pulse points.  The Kiosk for Living Well created by Greater Lynn (MA) Senior Services offer older adults easy access to information […]

11 Dec 17

Ryde4Life & EZ Ride: A Partnership to Offer Seniors More Choices

EZ Ride is a non-profit, public-private partnership with a mission to implement transportation programs and services to improve the quality of life for residents of Bergen, Essex, Hudson, Monmouth, Passaic and Union Counties in northeast New Jersey. EZ Ride’s services are integrated, convenient and cost effective. The services include bike and pedestrian programs, carpools, vanpools, […]

18 Oct 17

Michigan’s Statewide Approach to Connecting Transportation & Information

Thank you to guest blogger Vanessa V. Hansle, CEO/COO, Michigan Transportation Connection, and to Tom Page, Executive Director, Michigan 2-1-1 and Emily Houk, CEO, Research to Practice Consulting, LLC for preparing this post. The Michigan Transportation Connection (MTC): A Statewide Approach to Connecting Transportation & Information Finding transportation can be a daunting task for individuals […]

14 Sep 17

Self Driving Vehicles: An Overview

Guest Blogger: Marshall Contino, Director of the Center for Vehicle Safety, Washington, DC. This article provides an overview of the benefits, challenges, and projected timeline for Self-Driving Vehicles (SDV) use on U.S. roadways. Autonomous Buses…  Robot Cars….  Highly Automated Vehicles… People have assigned various names to the next generation of automobiles that will be used to […]

21 Jul 17

I&R/A: A Trusted Network of Transportation Information

The following is the third 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. Read the first post in the series here and the second post here.  Our first blog post on this topic […]

06 Jul 17

What Does Information & Referral Mean to Mobility Management?

Guest Authors: Judy L. Shanley, Ph.D., Co-Director, National Center for Mobility Management and Vanessa Lacer, Mobility Manager, Wave Transit This blog is second in a series on Information & Referral. You can read the introductory blog in the series here. When it comes down to it, the mobility manager profession would not exist without information […]

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 […]