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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…

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…