This technical assistance brief provides resources for accessibility on microtransit services. Microtransit is a form of shared-ride on-demand transport that extends the reach of transit systems or in some cases, replaces fixed routes.
Following the culmination of nine planning grants in 2021, NADTC launched seven Equity and Accessibility Implementation Grants in October 2022. Over a nine-month period, the grantees conducted transportation equity projects that addressed the transportation needs and preference of diverse older adults and people with disabilities.
A summary of NADTC’s 2022 DEI focus group and stakeholder meetings.
NADTC is pleased to present Access Matters, a series of videos created in partnership and in dedication to Donna Smith (1959-2022). These videos were created to train drivers to be more sensitive to the needs of people who are blind, deaf and have other disabilities who rely on public transportation. The series of five videos…
It is important to understand the characteristics of all users being served, especially those who might be faced with memory loss, related to Alzheimer’s or dementia. This Trends Report highlights common barriers or challenges persons with Alzheimer’s or dementia might have when riding the bus and presents strategies for communicating with these riders.
It is important to understand the characteristics of all users being served, especially those who might have differing challenges when out in public. This Trends Report covers common barriers or challenges persons with autism might have when riding the bus.
Transportation is more than getting from one location to another. The full journey includes an accessible path of travel for riders to safely navigate to the bus stop and around their communities. This Trends Report highlights several key elements that communities can focus on to enhance the walkability and rollability for all users of transportation.
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…
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…
This publication provides information, tips and resources for bus operators assisting passengers with Alzheimer’s and Dementia. Operators who are aware of the challenges that individuals with dementia and their caregivers face, are better able to recognize dementia symptoms and ensure a safe trip for all riders.