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29 Aug 19

Transit Accessibility for People with Disabilities

In our last NADTC blog, guest blogger Steve Yaffe discussed the new mobility options we’ve seen enter the transportation arena in recent years and ways that barriers could be addressed to make those options more accessible. In this blog, we continue NADTC’s look at transportation accessibility for travelers with disabilities, with a specific focus on…

06 Aug 19

Addressing New Mobility Services’ Accessibility Barriers

Thank you to guest blogger Steve Yaffe for writing this month’s blog about newer transportation options that have become popular over the past five years and how barriers can be addressed so that options can be more accessible for older adults and travelers with disabilities. New Mobility Services have three major accessibility barriers. These barriers…

08 Jul 19

Cornell’s TRAC Project Addresses Barriers to Transportation Accessibility

NADTC thanks guest blogger Jennifer Perry, Access Specialist, from the Northeast ADA Center for writing July’s blog post, which features the  resources of the Transit Research & Accessibility Center (TRAC). Learn more about TRAC, and join us in recognizing the importance of on-going education and training about accessibility as we celebrate the 29th anniversary of the…

04 Jun 19

University Transportation Center Summit: Key Takeaways and Trends

Curious about the issues and topics that are foremost on the minds of university transportation researchers, the U.S. Department of Transportation, and professionals from highway, public transportation, freight, and alternative transportation? NADTC staff attended the second annual National Mobility Summit of the U.S. Department of Transportation University Transportation Centers this spring in Washington, D.C., and…

25 Apr 19

Tracking Trends & Innovations in Demand Response Service

We welcome guest blogger Steve Yaffe of Yaffe Mobility Consulting & Project Manager for NADTC’s Implementation Grants. Steve most recently served as Transit Services Manager for the Arlington County (VA) Department of Environmental Services – Transportation Division, where he oversaw planning and operations for Arlington Transit (ART) fixed-route transit as well as Specialized Transit for…

24 Jan 19

Older Driver Safety Resources

The National Aging and Disability Transportation Center participates in a twitter chat each autumn focused on older adult driving and options beyond driving for those who choose to give up the keys. This blog highlights several of the resources available at the national and state level. This is by no means a comprehensive list of…

20 Dec 18

A Closer Look at Community Accessibility: Arlington County’s Walk-and-Talk

NADTC thanks Pamela Van Hine of Arlington County, Virginia, for this interview. Pamela participated in NADTC’s 2018 Accessible Pedestrian Pathways mini-course and used ideas from the course for a September walkability audit conducted by the county’s Disability Advisory Commission (DAC) and Pedestrian Advisory Committee (PAC).  Background On September 22, 2018, the Arlington County Disability Advisory…

08 Nov 18

Travel Patterns of American Adults with Disabilities

This blog features highlights from the Bureau of Transportation Statistics’ September 2018 Travel Patterns of American Adults with Disabilities. The report reinforces the role that transportation has in consistent access to employment, social activities, daily errands, and healthcare. Background The Travel Patterns report uses data from the 2017 National Household Travel Survey (NHTS) to examine the…

20 Jul 18

Q&A: Disability Sensitivity and the ADA Complaint Process

Did you miss NADTC’s April 12 Disability Sensitivity and the Americans with Disabilities Act Complaint Process webinar? Here you’ll find a recap of the key questions & answers that came out of the webinar. If you’d like to read more answers, particularly those related to service animals, download a copy of the transcript or view…

11 Apr 18

5 Keys to Successful Volunteer Driver Programs

Photo credit:  NADTC 2017 Photo Contest 2nd Place Winner, Whistlestop Carepool, San Rafael, California 5 Keys to Successful Volunteer Driver Programs Guest blogger: Valerie Lefler, MPA, President & CEO of Integrated Global Dimensions LLC in Lincoln, Nebraska With the rise of transportation options on the horizon and all the excitement around new shared mobility options,…