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29 Aug 22

Reaching Out to the Hispanic Community

Guest Blogger—Sarah McGowan, Director of Programs and Mobility for All, Dulles Area Transportation Association (DATA). Learn more about DATA’s bilingual volunteer recruitment and outreach project at www.facebook.com/mobilitynetworksdata or contact her at smcgowan@datatrans.org. Dulles Area Transportation Association (DATA) is a Reston, Virginia-based nonprofit with a long history of conceiving and implementing niche transportation projects. It attributes…

06 Dec 21

Volunteer Driver Programs: Creative Recruitment Strategies

Guest Blogger –  Virginia Salem (Ginny) started as the administrator for Northern Essex Elder Transport, Inc, (NEET) in 2017. She previously worked at the Salisbury Council on Aging advocating for better public transportation and served on the Transportation Task Force of the Advisory Board of Elder Services of the Merrimack Valley.   Northern Essex Elder…

22 Jan 21

Spotlight on NADTC’s 2020 Innovations in Accessible Mobility Grantees

This blog was written by Caitlin Musselman, Senior Communications Associate at the National Association of Area Agencies on Aging (n4a). Learn how 10 communities across the country are working to implement innovative projects that will remove barriers to transportation and expand mobility options for older adults and people with disabilities. Local public transportation is a critical…

06 Apr 20

Act Now! The Census and Transportation

This blog is provided by Carrie Diamond, Training and Technical Assistance Specialist for the National Aging and Disability Transportation Center.  If you have questions or comments, Carrie can be reached at cdiamond@easterseals.com   According to the U.S. Constitution, the population of the country must be counted every 10 years. The last census was completed in…

19 Feb 20

Rural Missouri Health Network Plans Regional Ride System

Special thanks to guest bloggers Kelly Ast, Project Director, Rides to Health & Wealth and to Patty Cantrell, Director of New Growth for preparing this post. This article provides an overview  of how organizations in rural west central Missouri collaborated to form the region’s Rides to Health and Wealth program to address rural transportation issues.  Rural communities across America…

11 Apr 18

5 Keys to Successful Volunteer Driver Programs

Photo credit:  NADTC 2017 Photo Contest 2nd Place Winner, Whistlestop Carepool, San Rafael, California 5 Keys to Successful Volunteer Driver Programs Guest blogger: Valerie Lefler, MPA, President & CEO of Integrated Global Dimensions LLC in Lincoln, Nebraska With the rise of transportation options on the horizon and all the excitement around new shared mobility options,…

12 May 16

“Blaze a Trail” in May! NADTC Recognizes Older Americans Month

  This year, the Older Americans Month theme is “Blaze a Trail.” The annual celebration, held each year in May, offers the opportunity to learn about, support, and celebrate our nation’s aging population. NADTC encourages all older adults, people with disabilities, caregivers, and organizations that support accessible transportation to think about how you can blaze…