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06 Aug 19

Addressing New Mobility Services’ Accessibility Barriers

Thank you to guest blogger Steve Yaffe for writing this month’s blog about newer transportation options that have become popular over the past five years and how barriers can be addressed so that options can be more accessible for older adults and travelers with disabilities. New Mobility Services have three major accessibility barriers. These barriers…

04 Jun 19

University Transportation Center Summit: Key Takeaways and Trends

Curious about the issues and topics that are foremost on the minds of university transportation researchers, the U.S. Department of Transportation, and professionals from highway, public transportation, freight, and alternative transportation? NADTC staff attended the second annual National Mobility Summit of the U.S. Department of Transportation University Transportation Centers this spring in Washington, D.C., and…

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…

11 Oct 18

AARP Helping Drivers Benefit From the Rapid Changes in Vehicle Technology

NADTC’s spring 2018 online course on Driver Safety and Transition focused on the safety and well-being of older drivers and people with disabilities, planning for transportation independence and addressed many of the age related challenges that can make driving increasingly difficult. With this topic in mind, this month’s blog, provided by AARP Driver Safety, AARP’s…

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…

08 Mar 17

Transportation and Mobility: It is a Brave New World!

This is the sixth and final blog in a series of technology alerts that have been shared with the NADTC mailing list. Make sure you check out the first five blog posts: “How Do I Get Started with Technology” , “What are the Keys to Making Technology Implementation Successful?”, “Navigating Funding Opportunities for Technology Planning and Deployment“, “An Embarrassment…

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…

08 Nov 16

Leveraging Technology and Sharing Resources

This is the fifth blog in a series of technology alerts that will be shared with the NADTC mailing list. Make sure you check out the first four articles in this series, How Do I Get Started with Technology, What are the Keys to Making Technology Implementation Successful?, Navigating Funding Opportunities for Technology Planning and Deployment and An Embarrassment of Riches: Multiple…