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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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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 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 Trends Report Spotlight: Rural Volunteer Transportation Programs

This Trends Report highlights the importance of volunteer driver programs in rural communities across the United States, especially those providing transportation services for riders going to vital medical appointments in neighboring towns or cities. This informational brief showcases local programs and their ability to recruit and retain volunteer drivers in rural communities.

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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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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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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: Volunteer Driver Programs in the Age of COVID-19

Volunteer driver programs have long been an affordable and efficient transportation service. They tend to be more flexible and can operate any time of the day, in any geography depending on the driver’s availability and preferences. With the onset of the pandemic in March of 2020, many volunteer driver programs stopped operations completely for the…

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2020 Transportation Trends Report

This report reviews 2020’s trending topics in transportation. The Trends Report provides an overview of what’s trending in the industry, questions we receive at NADTC and important transportation issues in communities across the U.S. 2020 topics include: Volunteer Driver Programs in the Age of COVID-19 Transportation for People with Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities (I/DD) A…

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NADTC 2019 National Survey of Transportation Providers

As a follow-up to our National Aging and Disability Transportation Center needs assessment survey of older adults, people with disabilities and caregivers, NADTC, in partnership with KRC Research, conducted a survey of transportation providers that serve those populations. Questions focused on communications and outreach, driver training and safety, coordination, funding, challenges and unmet needs.

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