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Section 5310 and Cycling without Age Program

Section 5310 and Cycling without Age Program introduces a unique program for older adults and people with disabilities, to get outside and be active using a trishaw bike. This report highlights the Make the Ride Happen program in Wisconsin that allows users to enjoy the ride, rather than peddling, bringing joy and vitality back into…

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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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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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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 Best Practices Compendium

The Best Practices Compendium is a compilation of the lessons learned by the 16 grant programs funded by NADTC from 2017 through 2019. The overall purpose of these demonstration grants was to establish one or more innovations—new transportation services or programs—in the selected communities. Such innovations have the potential to serve as models that may…

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2020 Trends Report Spotlight: Transportation for People with Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities (I/DD)

For people with intellectual and developmental disabilities (I/DD), accessing dependable and accessible transportation services in their communities continues to be a significant barrier to independence and opportunities. During their lifetime, persons with I/DD need access to an array of services that may include employment/vocational training, healthcare, education, socialization, and other activities of daily living. Transportation…

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