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Tennessee Addresses Accessible Transportation Barriers with New Law

This year marks the 30th anniversary of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA). Signed into law on July 26, 1990, this landmark legislation increased access and opportunity for people with disabilities. Thanks to the ADA which provides equal access to public transportation, transportation is more accessible and affords more inclusion for individuals with disabilities. However,…

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White Canes, Buses, Trains and Automobiles: Factors that Limit the Mobility of Older Adults with Vision Loss

Thank you to AFB guest bloggers Neva Fairchild, National Aging and Vision Loss Specialist, and Pris Rogers, Special Advisor on Aging and Vision Loss. Professionals in the transportation field understand that transportation should be individually customized so that people have a variety of choices to meet different needs. I might take a bus to one place,…

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Don’t Let Being A Non-Driver Stop You from Staying Connected to Your Community

Access to reliable transportation is key to supporting the health and well-being of older adults and helps ensure they are able live in their homes and communities, which is where they overwhelmingly prefer to be.[1] Yet access to adequate, accessible transportation is a major challenge. Older adults who are able to maintain connections to family,…

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Volunteer Driver Programs: Insurance and Liability Issues – A Workshop in 2 Parts

Part 1: Volunteer Driver Insurance ⇒ Click here to for the Volunteer Driver Insurance webinar recording ⇒ Click here to download the Volunteer Driver Insurance presentation slides Volunteer transportation programs provide an essential, often life-enhancing services for older adults and younger people with disabilities in communities across the U.S. However, potential volunteer drivers are sometimes…

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Partnering Across County Lines – Valley Regional Transit

This case study highlights Valley Regional Transit, the Regional Public Transportation Authority for Ada and Canyon Counties in Idaho.  Valley Regional Transit manages contracts for the operation of ValleyRide fixed route bus services and ACCESS paratransit service. ValleyRide bus services consists 21 fixed-line routes in Boise/Garden City, three fixed-line routes in Nampa/Caldwell, and six intercounty…

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Coordination in a Rural County – Altran

This case study highlights Alger Transit Authority (ALTRAN), a transit authority located in the City of Munising, Alger County, Michigan on the southern shore of Lake Superior and home to the world-famous Pictured Rocks National Park/Lakeshore. ALTRAN provides demand response service, first come-first served, except for the Marquette routes that operate on a scheduled deviated fixed-route.  ALTRAN strives…

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Partnering to Fill Gaps in the Houston Area – RIDES

This case study highlights RIDES- Specialized Transportation for Harris County which provides services in Harris County which includes the City of Houston and unincorporated Harris County and provides rides regionally.  In 2008, RIDES became part of the newly formed County Transit Division in the Community Services Department where it remains today.          …

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