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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…

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…

18 Sep 16

An Embarrassment of Riches: Multiple Funding Sources and Technology Projects

This is the fourth blog in a series of technology alerts that will be shared with the NADTC mailing list. Make sure you check out the first three blog posts: “How Do I Get Started with Technology” , “What are the Keys to Making Technology Implementation Successful?” and “Navigating Funding Opportunities for Technology Planning and Deployment“. Subscribe now to…

20 Jul 16

What Are the Keys to Making Technology Implementation Successful?

The following is the second blog in a series of technology alerts that will be shared with the NADTC mailing list. Make sure you check out the first blog post, “How Do I Get Started with Technology” and subscribe now to receive these posts in your inbox! With all of the news lately about technology – technology to make it…

10 Jun 16

How Do I Get Started with Technology?

The following is the first in a series of technology alerts that will be shared with the NADTC mailing list. Subscribe now to receive these posts in your inbox! So what is it about technology that has become so critical to fixed-route and demand response transit?  Research has concluded that technology has the potential to…