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2021 Section 5310 Spotlight: Area Agencies on Aging and Section 5310 Funding

This informational brief explains how Area Agencies on Aging provide a wide range of services and supports to older adults in the United States, and therefore play an important role in the development, oversight, and funding of transportation services in the communities they serve. Two Area Agencies on Aging that are utilizing section 5310 funds…

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2021 FTA Section 5310 Compendium

This report is a collection of informational briefs highlighting the various uses of FTA Section 5310 Funding, implemented by human services agencies and transportation programs across the United States. The 2021 topics include: Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) Requirements for Section 5310 Recipients Area Agencies on Aging and Section 5310 Funding Mobility Management and FTA Section…

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2021 Transportation Trends Report

This annual report reviews trending topics in the transportation industry, and provides an overview of the questions and comments we receive at NADTC and focuses on the important transportation issues in communities across the United States. The 2021 topics include: Marketing Your Transportation Program Overcoming Barriers to Walking or Rolling Serving People with Autism on…

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Bicycle Transportation For Older Adults and People with Disabilities

The Best Practice, Bicycle Transportation For Older Adults and People with Disabilities, underscores the increasing use of bicycles by these populations to get to important destinations or for recreation. The best practice highlights learnings from two of NADTC’s 2019 grant programs that touched on transportation, including a program for older adults and research on adaptive bicycles…

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Rural Transportation

The Best Practice, Rural Transportation, presents the experiences of NADTC grantees who developed transportation programs in rural areas. Common themes include the need to build trust with riders, coordinate with other providers and the critical importance of structure programs to serve long distances. This best practice is featured in the Best Practices Compendium, all of which are based on work…

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Volunteer Transportation

The Best Practice, Volunteer Transportation, describes the experiences of two NADTC grantees that implemented volunteer transportation programs to fill transportation gaps in their communities.   This best practice is featured in the Best Practices Compendium, all of which are based on work of grant projects supported by NADTC, 2017-2019.

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Travel Training

The Best Practice, Travel Training, describes the experiences of two grantees that implemented travel training programs. Travel training addresses specific travel needs in different communities. These programs can provide older adults and people with disabilities with the knowledge and tools they need to travel more independently and with greater confidence   This best practice is featured in the Best…

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Transportation Call Centers and Information & Referral/Assistance

The Best Practice, Transportation Call Centers and Information & Referral/Assistance, highlights successful strategies call centers can use to increase ridership by simplifying the process and increasing trust.   This best practice is featured in the Best Practices Compendium, all of which are based on work of grant projects supported by NADTC, 2017-2019.

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2020 Trends Report Spotlight: Meeting the Transportation Needs of Diverse Older Adults and People with Disabilities

This Trends Report serves as a brief introduction to the challenges and opportunities of addressing the transportation need of diverse older adults and people with disabilities and highlights the work that local programs are engaged in regarding these issues. This brief also discusses current research findings and recommendations for future research to move the needle…

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