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Transportation to Support Rural Healthcare Organizations

American Public Transportation Association (APTA)
Serves as the national, nonprofit trade association representing the public transit industry. APTA members include public transit systems, state and local departments of transportation and planning agencies, manufacturers and suppliers of transit equipment, consultants, contractors and universities.
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Angel Flight West
Offers free, non-emergency air transportation to medical treatment for people who cannot afford public transportation, or who cannot tolerate it for health reasons. Available only in Alaska, Arizona, California, Colorado, Hawaii, Idaho, Montana, Nevada, New Mexico, Oregon, Texas, Utah, Washington, and Wyoming. For longer flights or flights originating in other regions, go to the Angel Flight America National Patient Travel Center Web Site.
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Association of Programs for Rural Independent Living: Rural Transportation (APRIL)
Works to develop policies to promote universally accessible rural transportation for people with disabilities.
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Center for Excellence in Rural Safety (CERS)
Provides citizen-centered research, training, and outreach to enhance rural safety and to meet the online and seminar training needs of rural transportation practitioners and policymakers. Research activities explore policy, behavior, and technology approaches, such as projects addressing safety-conscious planning, ITS and rural emergency response, integrated policy approaches, and related human factors, societal trends, and stakeholder needs analysis.
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Community Transportation Association of America (CTAA)
Provides a wide variety of information on economic development, financing, technical assistance, and a resource depot of publications. Current and future issues of rural and urban public and community transportation are a concern of the CTAA.
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Federal Transit Administration (FTA)
Administers grant programs to serve local communities throughout the United States by ensuring non-discriminatory, equitable, accessible, and safe public transportation for all Americans.
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National Aging and Disability Transportation Center
Promotes the availability and accessibility of transportation options for older adults, people with disabilities, and caregivers.
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National Center for Mobility Management (NCMM)
Provides information and resources for communities regarding transportation strategies and mobility options that enable people to live independently, and that promote health, economic vitality, and self-sufficiency. Search resources by topic: rural.
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National Center for Rural Road Safety
Supports state, local, and tribal agencies with effective rural road safety tools and strategies. Topics covered include EMS, safety culture, education, and a variety of other topics. Includes a resource library providing access to publications, websites, training, and more.
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National Cooperative Highway Research Program (NCHRP)
Conducts research in problem areas that affect highway planning, design, construction, operation, and maintenance nationwide.
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National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA)
Works to reduce deaths, injuries, and economic losses resulting from motor vehicle crashes. Includes the division of Emergency Medical Services. Part of the U.S. Department of Transportation.
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National Patient Travel Center (NPTC)
Works to help patients access charitable medical air transportation resources in the United States. Call 800.296.1217 for assistance.
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Research and Training Center on Disability in Rural Communities (RTC)
Conducts research on issues of access to transportation and housing, employment and self-employment, independent living services, health and wellness facilities, and inclusion in community planning and activities of people with disabilities. Provides information and training to rural communities on disabilities.
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Last Reviewed: 1/11/2016