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Independent Transportation Network transportation solution for America's aging population
Source: Independent Transportation Network
Content Type: Website
Across America, communities large and small are struggling to meet the transportation needs of seniors. Everywhere, the issues are the same:

  • How to provide the kind of door-through-door service older people want and need
  • How to recruit enough volunteer drivers, and how to manage insurance
  • How to arrange rides, especially in rural and suburban communities
  • How to pay for it all

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CROSSING GREAT DIVIDES: A GUIDE TO MOBILITY RESOURCES AND SOLUTIONS IN INDIAN COUNTRY
Source: HCBS Clearing House
Content Type: PDF report
A new resource guide highlights the importance of mobility options for American Indian elders and support the efforts of Title VI aging services and Tribal transit programs to provide transportation to elders living on reservations and Indian lands.

Getting Older
Source: National Highway Traffic Safety Administration
Content Type: Webpage
Allows people to access information about drivers who are older. There are several resources and articles that provide information about safety precautions. Older adults need a way to get around to perform their daily tasks too.

FTA Authorization Fact Sheet: Formula Program for Elderly Persons and Persons with Disabilities
Source: U.S. Department of Transportation
Content Type: PDF
An overview of funding for transportation programs.

Attracting Senior Drivers to Public Transportation: Issues and Concerns
Source: U.S. Department of Transportation
Content Type: PDF
This report was written to help transit agencies attract senior drivers to fixed route transit. The report identifies opportunities and challenges faced by seniors and transportation providers related to the utilization and provision of public transportation services. In particular, it attempts to address ways to attract senior drivers to services other than paratransit. Although paratransit fulfills an important need of the elderly and people with disabilities, it is an expensive service, and occasionally abused by individuals who are able to access fixed route transit.

Transportation for Elderly Person and Persons with Disabilities
Source: Department of Transporation: Federal Transit Administration
Content Type: Webpage
Program provides funding assistance to private nonprofit groups who help older adults and people with disabilities get from place to place. These funds are for states with unavailable or insufficient transportation services.

Stuck in place, transportation and aging in place
Source: Transportation for America
Content Type: Website
By 2015, more than 15.5 million Americans 65 and older will live in communities where public transportation service is poor or non-existent. That number is expected to continue to grow rapidly as the baby boom generation "ages in place" in suburbs and exurbs with few mobility options for those who do not drive. Aging in Place, Stuck without Options ranks metro areas by the percentage of seniors with poor access to public transportation, now and in the coming years, and presents other data on aging and transportation.

Getting Older
Source: National Highway Traffic Safety Administration
Content Type: Webpage
Allows people to access information about drivers who are older. There are several resources and articles that provide information about safety precautions. Older adults need a way to get around to perform their daily tasks too.

FTA Authorization Fact Sheet: Formula Program for Elderly Persons and Persons with Disabilities
Source: U.S. Department of Transportation
Content Type: PDF
An overview of funding for transportation programs.

Top Ten Problems the Elderly Face with Transportation
Source: Livestrong.com
Content Type: Web Page
Livestrong, a portion of the Lance Armstrong Foundation gives the top ten concerns older adults may have when it comes to getting around daily. Some of these problems include distance to public transportation, steps vs. ramps, fragmented services, and timing.