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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.

Study focuses on economics of transportation needs for rural elderly

Accessibility| July 31, 2017

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| October 4, 2016

Easterseals' initiative provides mobility access for seniors, people with disabilities

The initiative will begin in selected rural communities in Minnesota, Wisconsin, North Dakota, South Dakota, Washington, Montana and Alaska.

Accessibility| September 15, 2016

Las Vegas RTC's Mobility Training Center wins APTA Innovation Award

Award honors a member that demonstrates innovative concepts or effective problem-solving techniques in the public transportation industry.

Accessibility| September 1, 2016

Medical providers partner with ridehailing services for patient transport

For Medicaid patients, transportation for non-emergency medical visits are covered, although the extent of reimbursement depends on state rules.

Accessibility| July 25, 2016

Program helps families talk driving with seniors, suggest alternatives

The American Occupational Therapy Association’s plan helps families identify signs that older drivers may become unsafe and makes suggestions to help seniors maintain mobility, such as using paratransit services and reduced transit fare programs.

Management & Operations| June 6, 2016

N.C.'s CATS to drop 15% discount on 10-day passes

The agency has offered the discount on 10-ride passes for several years, but the Metropolitan Transit Commission, which oversees operations, voted in April to eliminate the discount beginning July 1.

Management & Operations| May 16, 2016

How to Involve Seniors, People with Disabilities to Make Your Transit System More Accessible

Transportation systems are encouraged to welcome seniors and people with disabilities who want to have a role on advisory committees, who provide input into local planning activities, and who volunteer as mentors or peers to other riders.


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