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04 Mar 19

Community Readiness for Mobile Application: Evaluating and Innovating

Thanks to guest blogger, Sherry Welsh with 3P Ride in York, Pennsylvania, for preparing this post. This blog features highlights from their 2018 grant project whose goal was to identify and evaluate replicable programs or applications that work to match/connect individuals for mobility purposes, and test a process that aligns with the goals and needs of older adults…

04 Mar 19

Collaborating to Improve Mobility Services in Rural Colorado

In 2018, the National Aging and Disability Transportation Center (NADTC) selected ten communities to test and refine innovative ideas for increasing accessible transportation and to develop community support and commitment to move toward full implementation. This is the first entry in a series of blogs that will highlight the work and accomplishments of these planning…

24 Jan 19

Older Driver Safety Resources

The National Aging and Disability Transportation Center participates in a twitter chat each autumn focused on older adult driving and options beyond driving for those who choose to give up the keys. This blog highlights several of the resources available at the national and state level. This is by no means a comprehensive list of…

20 Dec 18

A Closer Look at Community Accessibility: Arlington County’s Walk-and-Talk

NADTC thanks Pamela Van Hine of Arlington County, Virginia, for this interview. Pamela participated in NADTC’s 2018 Accessible Pedestrian Pathways mini-course and used ideas from the course for a September walkability audit conducted by the county’s Disability Advisory Commission (DAC) and Pedestrian Advisory Committee (PAC).  Background On September 22, 2018, the Arlington County Disability Advisory…

30 Nov 18

Strengthening Individual Mobility Capacities and Community Accessibility

Thank you to guest blogger Valerie Parker Callahan of Greater Lynn (MA) Senior Services for preparing this post. This article provides an overview of the Mobility Resource Guide, a reference tool that promotes unique approaches to mobility and accessibility.  “Mobility”—or the capacity to move freely and easily – is central to our fundamental concepts of freedom…

08 Nov 18

Travel Patterns of American Adults with Disabilities

This blog features highlights from the Bureau of Transportation Statistics’ September 2018 Travel Patterns of American Adults with Disabilities. The report reinforces the role that transportation has in consistent access to employment, social activities, daily errands, and healthcare. Background The Travel Patterns report uses data from the 2017 National Household Travel Survey (NHTS) to examine the…

20 Jul 18

Q&A: Disability Sensitivity and the ADA Complaint Process

Did you miss NADTC’s April 12 Disability Sensitivity and the Americans with Disabilities Act Complaint Process webinar? Here you’ll find a recap of the key questions & answers that came out of the webinar. If you’d like to read more answers, particularly those related to service animals, download a copy of the transcript or view…

17 Jan 18

Kiosk for Living Well

Thank you to guest blogger Valerie Parker Callahan of Greater Lynn (MA) Senior Services for preparing this post. This article provides an overview of a unique, results-oriented program that promotes health and wellness at community pulse points.  The Kiosk for Living Well created by Greater Lynn (MA) Senior Services offer older adults easy access to information…

11 Dec 17

Ryde4Life & EZ Ride: A Partnership to Offer Seniors More Choices

EZ Ride is a non-profit, public-private partnership with a mission to implement transportation programs and services to improve the quality of life for residents of Bergen, Essex, Hudson, Monmouth, Passaic and Union Counties in northeast New Jersey. EZ Ride’s services are integrated, convenient and cost effective. The services include bike and pedestrian programs, carpools, vanpools,…

14 Sep 17

Self Driving Vehicles: An Overview

Guest Blogger: Marshall Contino, Director of the Center for Vehicle Safety, Washington, DC. This article provides an overview of the benefits, challenges, and projected timeline for Self-Driving Vehicles (SDV) use on U.S. roadways. Autonomous Buses…  Robot Cars….  Highly Automated Vehicles… People have assigned various names to the next generation of automobiles that will be used to…