Accessibility

Why ridesharing is a way bigger deal for suburban seniors than urban millennials

Posted on April 28, 2014

In a recent Atlantic Cities article, Paul Supawanich discusses his use of ridesharing services and how they are an important option for the aging community, particularly those living in non-urban environments.

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Senior transportation in non-urban environments may be limited to paratransit services (door-to-door transit, often limited to those over 65 and disabled), volunteer driver programs, senior care facility/social services vans, or family members taking time off of work. Even if a community offers these choices, they may fail to provide the responsiveness, flexibility, and independence desired by a retiring Baby Boomer generation, according to the article. For the full story, click here.

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