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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…

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…

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…