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24 May 21

Rightsizing Transportation Technology for Rural America

Guest blogger – Jana Lynott| AARP Public Policy Institute When it comes to technology, many rural transportation providers face a mismatch between their needs and what’s on the market today, particularly in terms of ride-scheduling software solutions. Software developers make assumptions about the agencies that will use their products, the services they provide, the availability of…

24 May 21

RideSheet: A Transportation Technology Solution for Rural America

Guest blogger – Jana Lynott| AARP Public Policy Institute Locals refer to Lake County, Oregon as the “rural outback.” This stunningly beautiful high desert location is known for cattle ranching, agriculture, timber production, and ample outdoor recreational opportunities. The county’s 8,100 residents are spread out across more than 8,200 square miles. In Lake County, transportation challenges…

27 Apr 21

Considerations in Reasonable Accommodations for Returning to Work

When the COVID-19 pandemic hit with its associated risks, along with guidance from health officials, employers set policies for temporary work-from-home options and virtual meetings. As the COVID-19 pandemic eases and employers consider returning most employees back to a centralized workplace, reasonable accommodation considerations under the ADA may arise. Who can receive a reasonable accommodation…

23 Feb 21

Relief! CRRSAA Funding Available for 5310 Programs

What is CRRSAA? On December 27, 2020, the Coronavirus Response and Relief Supplemental Act of 2021 (CRRSAA) was signed into law.  For Enhanced Mobility for Seniors and Individuals with Disabilities Program (Section 5310) grantees, this means that for the first time during the pandemic, there are relief funds specifically for Section 5310 programs.  This is…

22 Jan 21

Spotlight on NADTC’s 2020 Innovations in Accessible Mobility Grantees

This blog was written by Caitlin Musselman, Senior Communications Associate at the National Association of Area Agencies on Aging (n4a). Learn how 10 communities across the country are working to implement innovative projects that will remove barriers to transportation and expand mobility options for older adults and people with disabilities. Local public transportation is a critical…

14 Dec 20

Tennessee Addresses Accessible Transportation Barriers with New Law

This year marks the 30th anniversary of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA). Signed into law on July 26, 1990, this landmark legislation increased access and opportunity for people with disabilities. Thanks to the ADA which provides equal access to public transportation, transportation is more accessible and affords more inclusion for individuals with disabilities. However,…

01 Sep 20

Person-first and Identity-first Language Choices

This blog was written by Erin Hawley, Communications Consultant for the National Aging & Disability Transportation Center. Language evolves over time along with the ways we perceive and understand disability. Therefore, it makes sense that how we talk about disability has changed drastically over the years. As a 37-year-old physically disabled woman, I have witnessed…