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14 Apr 23

Accessible Public Transportation During Disaster: A Lifeline for People with Disabilities

Guest Blogger – Tracey Shifflett serves as the Strategic Communication Specialist for the FEMA Office of Disability Integration and Coordination (ODIC). She works with agency leadership and subject matter experts, as well as disability stakeholders and interagency partners, to provide information and resources that help people with disabilities before, during and after disasters. Reach her…

31 Jan 23

NADTC’s Focus on Family Caregiving and Transportation

There are 53 million caregivers in the United States who are providing, on average, 24 hours a week of support for their loved ones[1]. NADTC’s most recent online course focused on the important role caregivers have in managing transportation, including the indirect impacts that transportation, or lack thereof, can have on caregivers and the importance…

29 Nov 22

Older Driver Safety Awareness Week 2022

Guest Blogger – Jane Rath serves as the Project Director for the Clearinghouse on Older Road User Safety (ChORUS).  She works closely with NHTSA, the ChORUS subject matter experts and other partners to increase awareness and enhance services and programs aimed at improving older road user safety. Older Driver Safety Awareness Week, December 5-9, 2022,…

05 May 22

ACL Programs Support Transportation Accessibility for Older Adults and People with Disabilities

Guest Blogger – Victoria Wright, Program Manager, Transit Planning for All Project, U.S. Administration for Community Living (ACL).   The Administration for Community Living (ACL) focuses on maximizing the independence, well-being, and health of older adults, people with disabilities across the lifespan, and their families and caregivers. ACL’s vision for all people, regardless of age and…

23 Mar 22

Do you Want to Tackle Transportation Coordination? Then Tackle TACL!

Guest Blogger – Cara Marcus, MSLIS, the Resource Center Manager for National RTAP and the Chair of the TACL Task Force.         What is TACL? You’ve definitely heard about transportation coordination – and your agency may be in the planning, implementation, or management stage.  But have you heard about TACL?  Don’t worry if…

24 Feb 22

E-Bikes Increase Mobility Access for Older Adults and People with Disabilities

Guest Blogger – Mitch LaRosa is the Chief Development Officer at Shared Mobility Inc. Mitch’s work focuses on developing new, innovative shared-use transportation solutions that prioritize community-control and inclusivity. Feel free to reach out and email him at In the summer of 2020, during the evolving COVID-19 pandemic, Shared Mobility Inc. (SMI), a NY-based…

27 Dec 21

Transportation Diversity, Equity and Inclusion: What We Have Learned So Far

Diversity, Equity and Inclusion! We hear these words a lot, in the media, in our workplaces, even in everyday conversation…but what do they mean when applied to transportation? These are complex issues without simple answers, deserving of time and attention by all who care about the availability of accessible transportation for all who live in…

14 Dec 21

Transportation’s Challenging COVID Recovery

The promise of a return to “normal life” has preoccupied just about every sector during the pandemic. But transportation has faced its own unique challenges, especially human services transportation providers. From pauses on travel training programs to limited vehicle capacity and the challenges of social distancing, pre-pandemic standard operations of transit systems still seem slightly…

06 Dec 21

Volunteer Driver Programs: Creative Recruitment Strategies

Guest Blogger –  Virginia Salem (Ginny) started as the administrator for Northern Essex Elder Transport, Inc, (NEET) in 2017. She previously worked at the Salisbury Council on Aging advocating for better public transportation and served on the Transportation Task Force of the Advisory Board of Elder Services of the Merrimack Valley.   Northern Essex Elder…

01 Nov 21

Can We Walk or Wheel There Yet? Examining the Progress (or lack thereof) in Planning for Accessible Pedestrian Infrastructure

Guest Blogger – Dr. Yochai Eisenberg is an assistant professor at the University of Illinois at Chicago’s Department of Disability and Human Development and Great Lakes ADA Center researching barrier-removal planning and mobility among people with disabilities. Across the U.S, communities big and small are supporting walking and wheeling by constructing more accessible walking infrastructure….