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Volunteer Driver Programs and the use of Section 5310 Funding

Volunteer Driver Programs and the use of Section 5310 Funding introduces the benefits of volunteer programs, and its ability to supplement existing transportation services. This report highlights three programs who have overcome the impacts of COVID-19 and how they continue to provide this vital service to older adults and people with disabilities.

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Travel Training Instruction using FTA Section 5310

Travel Training Instruction using FTA Section 5310 provides an overview of the various programs available to people who want to learn how to ride the bus, which is often the biggest fear or barrier for new riders. This report showcases three travel training programs from around the country who have implemented formal travel training programs,…

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Making 5310 Funding Work for Transportation DEI Efforts

Making 5310 Funding Work for Transportation DEI Efforts emphasizes the importance of inclusive planning and addressing the specific challenges and needs of diverse populations to better serve communities with greater equity, through regular practice and programming.  This report showcases the efforts of Washington State Department of Transportation (WSDOT), and how they analyzed the use of…

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Safe Trips in a Connected Transportation Network

This coordination case study describes how the Atlanta Regional Commission is working with local jurisdictions and regional partners to integrate five programs into a single system that will provide users with personalized, complete trip information.

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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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Determining ADA Paratransit Eligibility

This workbook provides an approach, recommendations and training materials for determining eligibility for ADA Paratransit services. The document covers three sections, Guidance for Conducting Physical Functional Assessment for ADA Paratransit Eligibility, an Introduction to the Functional Assessment of Cognitive Transit Skills (FACTS) Administration, and Assessment and Scoring Exercises.

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Seniors and Vulnerable Transportation

This coordination case study describes how the Denver Regional Mobility and Access Council (DRMAC) merged transportation resources from nine counties into one platform called Getting There Guide, thus enabling DRMAC to update all three sources simultaneously from a single entry.

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Virginia Rural Microtransit Project

This coordination case study highlights how Bay Transit and Mountain Empire Older Citizens have implemented a microtransit service to provide transportation to older adults and people with disabilities in a very rural area with several geographical challenges.

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Rural Transportation Incubator

This coordination case study describes the efforts of Age Friendly Arizona as they launched the Rural Transportation Incubator which uses technology to provide rides to older adults with low incomes in rural areas.

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