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Transportation Program Innovations

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National Aging and Disability Transportation Center
Aug 18, 2023

The National Aging and Disability Transportation Center is looking to feature transportation innovations targeted to the needs of older adults and people with disabilities.

Focus areas for innovation include:

  • Accessibility - New or improved ways to provide and/or promote accessible transportation services to older adults and people with disabilities
  • Coordination - Two or more agencies working together to plan, arrange, and deliver transportation services
  • Cross jurisdictional boundaries - Programs that provide rides outside a designated service area which may cross city, county or state lines
  • Driver recruitment - Paid or volunteer driver recruitment strategies
  • Employment/education access - Transportation to jobs, school, or volunteer activities
  • Equity - Programs designed to meet the needs of historically marginalized and underserved communities
  • Healthcare access - Transportation for physical and/or behavioral health including doctor visits, physical therapy, dialysis, and other medical services
  • Inclusion - Programs that engage older adults, people with disabilities, and caregivers in meaningful ways in transportation planning
  • Older driver safety - Programs that educate older drivers about alternative transportation options when it is time to transition away from driving
  • Technology - Websites, apps, and other approaches designed to communicate and support transportation services and wayfinding

Eligible applicants are local, state, regional, and tribal private nonprofit agencies or governments, including:

  • Public transit agencies
  • Councils of government
  • Metropolitan or regional planning organizations
  • Tribal agencies
  • Area Agencies on Aging
  • Community action agencies
  • Centers for independent living
  • Intellectual disability service organizations
  • Community organizations involved in the administration, delivery, or coordination of public transit
  • Human services transportation, aging, and disability services

Transportation innovations submitted for consideration must have been in operation for 6 months or longer.

Geographic coverage
Amount of funding

Ten programs will be selected to be featured on a transportation innovations webpage.

Application process

Links to application instructions and the online application are available on the program website when applications are being accepted.

Tagged as
Aging and aging-related services · American Indian or Alaska Native · Elderly population · Frontier and remote areas · Human services · Informal caregivers · People with disabilities · Transportation

Organizations (1)

  • National Aging and Disability Transportation Center, view details

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