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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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Expanding Transportation Programs to Evening/Weekend Hours

The Best Practice, Expanding Transportation Programs to Evening/Weekend Hours, illustrates how one program, Senior Transportation Connection (STC) first built a solid weekday ridership base before expanding to nights and weekends. Since the expanded hours of operation depended on income from fares, STC listened to riders and partners to ensure affordability of the rides for those…

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Coordination in Transportation Programs

The Best Practice, Coordination in Transportation Programs, offers lessons learned and examples from the field of communities that have brought together multiple partners to better meet the mobility needs of older adults and people with disabilities through coordination.   This best practice is featured in the Best Practices Compendium, all of which are based on work of…

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Engagement and Outreach for Transportation Programs

The Best Practice, Engagement and Outreach for Transportation Programs, highlights the experiences of several former grantees. A major lesson learned was that building trust among riders, communities and partners is critically important. Grantees valued outreach as a way to raise awareness and increase community support when new transportation services are launched. This best practice is…

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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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Access to Healthy Food

The Best Practice, Access to Health Food describes the approaches of three former NADTC grantees to address hunger and provide better access to healthy food 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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NADTC Equity, Diversity and Inclusion Transportation Survey Full Report

The 2021 National Diversity, Equity and Inclusion survey gauged opinions and obtained information from older adults, younger adults with disabilities and caregivers from historically marginalized and underserved communities. A total of 2,435 older adults, younger adults with disabilities and caregivers from every state and the District of Columbia responded to the survey, which was conducted between…

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