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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…

21 Jul 17

I&R/A: A Trusted Network of Transportation Information

The following is the third in a series of blogs on Transportation Information & Assistance and is part of a series of NADTC activities on the same topic, including two planned webinars and an information brief. Read the first post in the series here and the second post here.  Our first blog post on this topic…

19 Dec 16

Autonomous Vehicles & the Disability and Aging Communities

The possibility of seeing an autonomous vehicle (or “highly automated vehicle” in DOT parlance) driving down your street is no longer a question of “if” but “when.”  For example, Pittsburgh Uber now offers users the option of being picked up in a self-driving car, one of fourteen Ford Fusions equipped with radar, cameras and other…

15 Aug 16

National Park Service 100th: Creating Accessible Options for Visitors

On August 25, 2016, the National Park Service (NPS) will celebrate its 100th anniversary. As part of the National Park Service Centennial commitment, the NPS created a five year plan for 2015-2020, with three overarching strategic goals for addressing accessibility: Create a welcoming environment by increasing the ability of the National Park Service to serve…

29 Jun 16

Resources for Driving Safely

For older adults and people with disabilities who can and want to continue to drive, there are a number of up-to-date resources available that answer questions about driver readiness and safety. The AAA Foundation for Traffic Safety is conducting a series of long-range studies on aging drivers called the LongROAD project (Longitudinal Research on Aging…

20 Apr 16

Two Wisconsin Transit Systems receive Dementia Friendly Designation

Local agencies in Rock County are committed to providing support to people with dementia by learning more about recognizing the disease, communicating with those who may have dementia, and being able to direct anyone with questions to community resources. The Rock County (Wisconsin) Aging and Disability Resource Center’s Dementia Friendly initiative is being championed by…

14 Jan 16

Announcing the new National Aging and Disability Transportation Center!

Welcome to the NADTC! We are so excited about the launch of the new  National Aging and Disability Transportation Center (NADTC). NADTC promotes the availability and accessibility of transportation options that serve the needs of seniors, people with disabilities and caregivers. The center also includes a focus on the Section 5310 Enhanced Mobility of Seniors and…