Public transportation law requires public transportation agencies that receive Federal Transit Administration (FTA) funding under the Section 5307 Urbanized Area Formula Program to offer half fare or reduced fare to people with disabilities and seniors during off-peak hours for fixed-route services. FTA receives many questions about the half fare or reduced fare rule and how […]
This publication provides transportation tips for caregivers, information on types of transportation available, dementia-friendly tips for transit drivers, items to include in a travel kit, destination cards that can be tailored for each traveler, and a list of resources.
Assess driving skills, consider public transportation, learn ways and tools to improve your driving, and learn about transportation options once you’re ready to give up the keys. This booklet provides action steps and resources for those making the decision about whether to continue driving.
This brochure, developed by Eldercare Locator and the National Aging and Disability Transportation Center, introduces you to community transportation services and provides information to consider when making transportation decisions. It is intended to help you navigate transportation in your community. It is important to note that not all types of transportation are available in every community. To […]
NADTC’s Transportation Information and Assistance Blog Series is a compilation of resource posts on the topic of information and referral/assistance. “Transportation information and assistance” is a broad term meant to encompass the varied approaches that communities may adopt to respond to ride requests and answer questions about transportation options. These include specialized transportation information services […]
This “Best Practice” reviews Mountain Empire Older Citizens’s (MEOC) rural transportation program in Big Stone Gap, VA. MEOC is a designated Area Agency on Aging and serves as the public transit provider for the area. MEOC uses an innovative approach to providing transportation assistance, specifically aimed at the needs of older adults, people with disabilities, and veterans […]
The topic of transportation for older adults and people with disabilities has had a longstanding presence at the National Association of Area Agencies on Aging (n4a) Conference, held this year July 30 – August 2, 2017 in Savannah, GA. This setting is host to over 1,000 leaders in aging for idea sharing, interactivity, networking and practical […]
An October 2017 publication of the Federal Highway Administration. Accessible Shared Streets: Notable Practices and Considerations for Accommodating Pedestrians with Vision Disabilities, reviews notable practices and considerations for accommodating pedestrians with vision disabilities on shared streets. It focuses on streets where pedestrians, bicyclists, and motor vehicles are intended to mix in the same space. The guide includes […]
This is the second webinar in the NADTC Webinar Series on Transportation Information and Assistance. To view the first webinar, visit the webinar resource page. For many older adults, people with disabilities and family caregivers who need transportation, simply finding out about the mobility options available in the community may present an insurmountable obstacle. Such […]
The potential safety concerns of older adults and people with disabilities as they plan to use public transportation is the focus of this Topic Spotlight, one of seven transportation issues reported on in the National Aging and Disability Transportation Center 2016 Transportation Trends Report. The complete report discusses trending topics—significant issues that affect the availability […]