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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…

29 Nov 21

Accessible Transportation for People Living with Dementia

There are currently more than 6 million people living with Alzheimer’s disease in the United States.  Currently, about 70 percent of them are living in the community and 25% are living alone.  People with dementia can lead fulfilling lives when they are able to remain socially active in the community.  The availability of accessible transportation…

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….

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,…