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Resources by Topic: Transportation

Rural Transportation: Challenges and Opportunities
Slides presented at the 2018 NRHA Annual Conference describing rural transportation challenges and opportunities. Includes a discussion of the scope of the program and transportation impacts on health.
Author(s): Alex Evenson
Date: 05/2018
Type: Presentation Slides
Sponsoring organization: University of Minnesota Rural Health Research Center
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Mobility & Aging in Rural America: The Role for Innovation
Outlines challenges facing older people, people with disabilities, and people in areas with few mobility options. Includes a section on funding strategies for rural transit. Describes successful programs, defines mobility as a social determinant of health, and explores approaches for improvement, including new partnerships with healthcare providers and telehealth.
Date: 05/2018
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Grantmakers In Aging
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The Future of Rural Transportation and Mobility for Older Adults: Current Trends and Future Directions in Technology-enabled Solutions
Focuses on transformation of mobility for older adults in rural areas through innovation in transportation solutions. Describes how mobility restrictions are a social determinant of health, and the ways in which this can adversely impact health and independence for older rural people
Author(s): Andrew Broderick
Date: 04/2018
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Grantmakers In Aging
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Research Pays Off - Wyoming Intercity Bus Service Study: Finding and Filling the Gaps in Rural Areas
Report details the connectivity of the intercity bus (ICB) service in Wyoming. Discusses the ICB's ability to reach rural areas and the proposed changes the improve connectivity across the state.
Author(s): David Kack
Date: 04/2018
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Montana State University Western Transportation Institute
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Promising Practices for Increasing Access to Transportation in Rural Communities
Report details several best practice program models for overcoming barriers to accessing transportation services in rural communities, which are featured in the Rural Transportation Toolkit. Discusses the necessity of reliable transportation for the well being of rural people.
Author(s): Alycia Bayne, Alexa Siegfried, Patricia Stauffer, Alana Knudson
Date: 04/2018
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: NORC Walsh Center for Rural Health Analysis
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Rural Intelligent Transportation System (ITS) Toolkit
Provides information and resources to address rural transportation safety issues. Discusses crash countermeasures, traffic management, operations and maintenance, emergency services, surface transportation and weather, rural transit and mobility, and tourism and travel information.
Date: 03/2018
Type: Website
Sponsoring organization: National Center for Rural Road Safety
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2017 Transportation Trends Topic Spotlight: Rural Travel Training
Presents a report on rural travel training programs. Discusses the challenges and opportunities rural elderly and disabled people face in navigating their communities. Features several examples of programs exhibiting best practices.
Date: 03/2018
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: National Aging and Disability Transportation Center
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Improving Access to Transportation in Rural Communities
Webinar recording discusses methods for overcoming barriers and improving access to transportation in rural communities, including model programs and resources from the Rural Transportation Toolkit developed by NORC Walsh Center for Rural Health Analysis. Features presentations from two successful rural transportation programs: ITNAmerica and HealthTran.
Additional links: Audio Recording, PowerPoint Handout, Transcript
Date: 02/2018
Type: Video/Multimedia
Sponsoring organization: Rural Health Information Hub
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Integrating Economic Resilience in Performance-based Transportation Planning
Details a report on community transportation planning based on economic performance. Discusses measures to factor in the demands of local economies and community wealth creation into transportation planning. Features several rural examples.
Date: 01/2018
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: National Association of Development Organizations
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Social Determinants of Health Series: Transportation and the Role of Hospitals
Presents a report on the role of hospitals in providing health-based transportation services. Features case studies of 4 different hospital programs' approach to addressing their patients' lack of access to reliable transit.
Date: 11/2017
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: American Hospital Association
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