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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…

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…

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…

11 Apr 20

Staying Connected After Giving Up the Keys & During Self-Quarantine

This blog was developed as a part of NADTC’s partnership activities with the National Resource Center for Engaging Older Adults (engAGED). In addition to the blog, NADTC presented webinar and wrote an e-news article on the relationship between transportation and social isolation of older adults. The mission of the National Aging and Disability Transportation Center (NADTC) is to work with…

06 Apr 20

Act Now! The Census and Transportation

This blog is provided by Carrie Diamond, Training and Technical Assistance Specialist for the National Aging and Disability Transportation Center.  If you have questions or comments, Carrie can be reached at cdiamond@easterseals.com   According to the U.S. Constitution, the population of the country must be counted every 10 years. The last census was completed in…

16 Sep 19

Improving Driver Safety in the 50 and Older Population

Thank you to AARP and their Driver Safety program for providing this blog on how innovation and technology can improve driver safety for older adult populations. How can drivers remain confident as they age? That’s a critical question that faces drivers 50 and older. AARP, through its 40-year-old safe-driving program, AARP Driver Safety, recently worked with…

03 May 19

Strengthening Local Transportation Services Through Community Dialogue

Thank you to guest blogger Kelley Macmillan, Sanford Center for Aging, at the University of Nevada, School of Medicine for preparing this post. This blog features highlights from their 2018 NADTC planning grant project that engaged older adults and people with disabilities in a dialogue to improve engagement in their community through innovative transportation options….