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2024 Transportation Provider Survey

This Provider Survey Report is intended to describe the experiences and perspectives of providers to add to NADTC’s knowledge and help us better target the information and technical assistance we offer to the everchanging transportation field in meeting the mobility needs of older adults, people with disabilities, caregivers and communities. We hope that transportation providers…

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LGBTQ+ Insights from the NADTC Transportation Survey

In 2021, NADTC conducted a National Diversity Transportation Survey in which 312 of the 2,435 respondents self-identified as LGBTQ+ (Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Queer Plus). Despite the small number of LGBTQ+ respondents, it was determined that additional analysis of the survey data still offers insights useful to the field of transportation for older adults, people…

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5 Tips for Providing Transportation to Family Caregivers

In the quest to increase the number of rides given each month, transportation providers would be remiss if there wasn’t an effort to increase services to family caregivers. The Caregiving in the US 2020 survey showed that 80% of family caregivers provide transportation for their loved ones. With an estimated 53 million family caregivers in…

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My Transportation Plan Tool

In May 2024, the My Transportation Plan Tool was presented at the National Lifespan Respite conference as a way to assist caregivers and others in creating a transportation support plan. The tool provides an framework for creating a transportation inventory of local transportation options and organizing recurring and personal trips.

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Half or Reduced Fare Requirements for Transit

FTA’s public transportation law requires transit agencies that receive funds through the Federal Transit Administration’s Section 5307 Urbanized Area Formula Program to offer half fare or reduced fare to older adults and individuals with disabilities during off-peak hours for fixed-route services. NADTC has updated information from a 2018 blog post with the same title.

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2024 Transportation Planning Grant: Frequently Asked Questions

Frequently Asked Questions This page provides responses to frequently asked questions about the 2024 Rural Community Innovations: Transportation Planning Grant. Review questions and answers about grant application processes, eligibility criteria, objectives and more. We will update this FAQ page with common questions as we receive them. How do I apply? All applications must be submitted…

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2024 Rural Community Innovations: Transportation Planning Grant

We are pleased to announce that funding is available through the 2024 Rural Community Innovations: Transportation Planning Grant! Request for Proposals Learn about the grant in the Request for Proposals. Purpose The purpose of the National Aging and Disability Transportation Center’s Rural Community Innovations: Transportation Planning Grant is to offer funding for communities to develop…

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Mobility Management Connections: Virtual Learning Summit

National Center for Mobility Management (NCMM), a federally funded technical assistance center, hosted Mobility Management Connections Summit during the week of March 18-22, 2024. This virtual mobility learning summit fostered discussions on public transit, transportation planning, promoting innovation and sharing of ideas through peer learning. If you missed the event, you can review the recordings…

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2023 Innovations Showcase

INTRODUCTION This resource presents 14 Transportation Innovations selected by the National Aging and Disability Transportation Center (NADTC) through a nationwide competition. The Showcase profiles out-of-the-box thinking and alignment of resources. Innovations may be entirely original or represent a creative adaptation of an approach that has worked in other places or program settings or with different…

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2021 Equity and Accessibility Planning Grants

Introduction NADTC’s 2021 Equity and Accessibility Planning Grants provided funding to support the development of program innovations and new models for equitable and accessible transportation to meet the needs of vulnerable and underserved populations, especially older adults and people with disabilities from diverse communities.  NADTC awarded $173,495 in competitive grants to 9 communities in eight…

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