Topic : senior transportation

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Metro to expand alternative-to-paratransit program to D.C. and Virginia

Accessibility| January 10, 2019

Allows eligible customers to use on-demand services — without sharing a ride — at a discounted rate, instead of paratransit.

Calif.'s SANDAG awards $7M in disabled, senior transportation grants

Accessibility| December 22, 2017

In this cycle of grants, SANDAG awarded a total of approximately $7 million through its Specialized Transportation Program — which includes the TransNet Senior Mini-Grant and Federal Transit Administration Section 5310 programs.

Security and Safety | October 31, 2017

Hundreds rode to safety on Palm Tran as Irma took aim at Florida

The agency made roughly 3,500 paratransit trips throughout the region on Sept. 8th — the day the majority of evacuations took place.

Accessibility| July 31, 2017

Study focuses on economics of transportation needs for rural elderly

Rural residents are sometimes forced to make the difficult decision of staying in place or moving closer to healthcare and other services.

Accessibility| April 10, 2017

Rising cost of Minn. paratransit could threaten other transit services

The Metropolitan Council, which operates the service, expects the number of rides will climb to 2.9 million by 2020, about double what it was in 2010.

Accessibility| March 21, 2017

Senior population growth impacts Laketran demand on Dial-a-Ride

Ridership has increased 14 percent over the last three years and has no sign of slowing down. The January 2017 ridership is up 12% over January 2016.

Accessibility| December 9, 2016

Lyft partners with online caregiver service to offer on-demand transport

The CareLinx app allows family members to communicate with their loved ones' caregivers to set Care Plans, including social outings and medical appointments.

Accessibility| November 14, 2016

Transdev to provide paratransit ops for Atlanta senior, youth program

Will be responsible for all aspects of paratransit operations and maintenance for Fulton County Department of Aging and Youth Services, including reservation management, scheduling and dispatch, and maintaining the 51-vehicle fleet

Accessibility| October 24, 2016

Chicago RTA awards $7M to projects serving seniors, people with disabilities

The funds are dedicated to removing barriers to transportation service and expanding available transportation mobility options.

Accessibility| October 17, 2016

Senior housing provider partners with Lyft for pilot program

The partnership will allow Brookdale residents to book a Lyft ride on-demand or schedule in advance through a concierge in their community.

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