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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,…

12 Feb 18

Understanding Half Fare/Reduced Fare Requirements

This month’s blog was co-authored by Tara N. Clark, Program Manager, Federal Transit Administration Office of Program Management.  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…

11 Dec 17

Ryde4Life & EZ Ride: A Partnership to Offer Seniors More Choices

EZ Ride is a non-profit, public-private partnership with a mission to implement transportation programs and services to improve the quality of life for residents of Bergen, Essex, Hudson, Monmouth, Passaic and Union Counties in northeast New Jersey. EZ Ride’s services are integrated, convenient and cost effective. The services include bike and pedestrian programs, carpools, vanpools,…

18 Oct 17

Michigan’s Statewide Approach to Connecting Transportation & Information

Thank you to guest blogger Vanessa V. Hansle, CEO/COO, Michigan Transportation Connection, and to Tom Page, Executive Director, Michigan 2-1-1 and Emily Houk, CEO, Research to Practice Consulting, LLC for preparing this post. The Michigan Transportation Connection (MTC): A Statewide Approach to Connecting Transportation & Information Finding transportation can be a daunting task for individuals…

06 Jul 17

What Does Information & Referral Mean to Mobility Management?

Guest Authors: Judy L. Shanley, Ph.D., Co-Director, National Center for Mobility Management and Vanessa Lacer, Mobility Manager, Wave Transit This blog is second in a series on Information & Referral. You can read the introductory blog in the series here. When it comes down to it, the mobility manager profession would not exist without information…

31 Mar 17

Section 5307, 5310, and 5311: Using Non-DOT Federal Funds for Local Match

When it comes to applying for Federal Transit Administration grant funding under the Section 5307 (Urbanized Area and Passenger Ferry in Urbanized Areas), Section 5310 (Enhanced Mobility for Seniors and Individuals with Disabilities), and Section 5311 (Rural Areas) programs, determining the type of funds that may be used for local match can be critical, but…

09 Jan 17

TCRP Report 188: A Look at Shared Mobility

Shared mobility (e.g., rideshare and Transportation Network Companies such as Uber and Lyft) is transforming transportation options, particularly for older adults and people with disabilities. This blog post explores the results of 2016 Transit Cooperative Research Program Report 188 Shared Mobility and the Transformation of Public Transit. A full copy of the report and an…

15 Aug 16

National Park Service 100th: Creating Accessible Options for Visitors

On August 25, 2016, the National Park Service (NPS) will celebrate its 100th anniversary. As part of the National Park Service Centennial commitment, the NPS created a five year plan for 2015-2020, with three overarching strategic goals for addressing accessibility: Create a welcoming environment by increasing the ability of the National Park Service to serve…