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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,…

24 Jul 20

Thanks to the ADA!

This blog was written by Erin Hawley, Communications Consultant for the National Aging & Disability Transportation Center.   On July 26th 1990, President George H. W. Bush signed into law the Americans with Disabilities Act, which gave legal protections for equality and inclusion to people with disabilities. Leading up to the passage, activists from all…

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…

20 Dec 19

Procuring Technology for Computer-Aided Scheduling & Dispatch

The following is the fourth in a series of blogs on demand response transportation design and operations from guest blogger Steve Yaffe. This blog focuses on the stages of procuring technology for scheduling demand response transit. Based on experience scheduling demand response transit manually and with software, pleased be assured that using technology is the…

20 Dec 19

Demand Response Transit Technology Specifications

The following is the sixth in a series of blogs on demand response transportation design and operations from guest blogger Steve Yaffe. This blog highlights how to prepare a Request for Proposals in procuring transit technology.   The technologies requested in a RFP Scope has to be scaled in two directions:  the functionalities needed and…

20 Dec 19

Scheduling Agency-Sponsored Rides

The following is the third in a series of blogs on demand response transportation design and operations from guest blogger Steve Yaffe. This blog highlights the importance of an efficient transit scheduling system. Efficient and effective scheduling enables the transportation provider to stay within budget while maintaining the loyalty of funding agencies.  While efficient scheduling…

19 Dec 19

Cost Allocation Among Funding Agencies

In our last NADTC blog , guest blogger Steve Yaffe discussed how more paratransit rides can be provided within budgetary limitations if paratransit operations and accounting are structured as a shared service, with costs proportionately allocated to each funding source. In this second blog of the series, we continue to look at paratransit cost-allocation, with a specific focus on how…

19 Dec 19

Paratransit Cost Allocation

Thank you to guest blogger Steve Yaffe for writing this month’s blog series on demand response transportation design and operations. The following is the first in a series of seven blogs highlighting the need for cost allocation, transit scheduling and technology. This blog focuses on how more paratransit rides can be provided within budgetary limitations if…