Join NADTC staff at the n4a Conference in San Diego for the 4th Annual Mobility Fair to share your ideas and experiences with your peers! The Mobility Fair will take place July 27, 2016. Three roundtable sessions will occur throughout the day to gather participants in interactive sessions to discuss Section 5310 funding, volunteer transportation programs, and to participate in an NADTC listening session.
Session 1: July 27, 10:15 a.m. – 11:30 a.m.
Mobility Fair: A Transportation Listening Session
The day will kick off with an interactive listening session led by National Aging and Disability Transportation (NADTC) staff. NADTC knows that transportation is a critical element for older adults who wish to live healthy, independent lives. This session gives you a chance to tell your story, share challenges, best practices, and questions with NADTC staff and your peers around any issues that your AAA faces or has overcome. This discussion will help NADTC respond to key topics and training needs through information sharing.
Session 2: July 27, 1:00 p.m. – 2:15 p.m.
Mobility Fair: Filling the Mobility Gap with Volunteer Drivers
Volunteer transportation programs can be a cost-effective and flexible way to increase a AAA’s capacity in offering transportation services, and many communities rely on volunteers to expand mobility options in their community. This interactive session will bring a panel of experts together to engage with the audience on volunteer transportation program development, risk management, insurance coverage, and recruitment and retention. Participants will hear from AAAs who have been nationally recognized for creative and successful programs. The discussion will follow with small group dialogue to brainstorm ideas and solutions on building a volunteer driver program that can complement and supplement existing local services.
Session 3: July 27, 2:30 p.m. – 3:45 p.m.
Mobility Fair: Funding a Community Transportation Program: Where does the money come from?
Communities across the country are facing decreased funding, growing demand for diverse transportation services, and ever increasing older and disabled populations. It can take ingenuity, research, and a bit of determination to secure the necessary dollars needed for a fully operational and sustainable set of mobility services for the community. This session will provide participants with an overview of the Federal Transit Administration’s new Section 5310 program, outline ways 5310 funds have historically been used by AAAs, and provide examples of AAA projects that have recently been funded. The session will also explore other creative funding opportunities that are being used by AAAs to create programs that meet community mobility needs.