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21 Nov 23

Highlights from NADTC’s Rural Transportation Online Course 

An important element of NADTC’s recent online course on rural transportation was dialogue among participants, invited presenters, and NADTC staff. The major topics covered by the course were: program funding; volunteer driver programs; diversity, equity and inclusion (DEI); coordination of services; and technology. Every discussion was grounded in rural community experiences and the unique transportation…

14 Sep 23

Designing Innovative Transportation Pilot Projects for All

Guest Blogger—Alvaro Villagran is director of federal programs for the Shared-Use Mobility Center (SUMC). The Shared-Use Mobility Center (SUMC) is a public-interest organization and an international thought leader in shared mobility. SUMC is working to replace car-centric transportation with people-focused shared mobility to fight climate change, promote equity and universal access, and strengthen community. Since…

19 May 22

West Virginians are Connecting Downstream Health Problems to Upstream Issues…and Providing Recommendations to Transportation Planners Along the Way

After reading the title of this blog, you might be wondering what ‘downstream’ and ‘upstream’ have to do with transportation.  These are common terms in the public health world to describe two different approaches to community health improvement. When looking at an upstream intervention, we’re talking about measures that can be taken before a health…

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…

03 Feb 22

Put the Brakes on Human Trafficking

What is Human Trafficking? Human trafficking is generally understood to be the recruitment, harboring, transporting, provision, or obtaining of a person for labor or services through force, fraud our coercion, and has become the fastest growing enterprise in the world, creating a multi-billion dollar a year criminal industry. Since its inception in 2010, the President…

22 Dec 21

Adult Changing Stations Become a Common Amenity in Several States

BACKGROUND The United States has had a long history of connecting people to various parts of the country through a network of highways, roads and bridges. Modes of travel have certainly evolved over the years, and with the development of the automobile it expanded the idea of constant movement around our cities and towns, road…

19 Feb 20

Rural Missouri Health Network Plans Regional Ride System

Special thanks to guest bloggers Kelly Ast, Project Director, Rides to Health & Wealth and to Patty Cantrell, Director of New Growth for preparing this post. This article provides an overview  of how organizations in rural west central Missouri collaborated to form the region’s Rides to Health and Wealth program to address rural transportation issues.  Rural communities across America…

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….