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September 15, 2014

D.C. can do more to help seniors age in place, report says

Local policymakers and planners can focus on three areas to help DC's older adults get around more easily: pedestrian safety, public transit, and alternative transit options


April 28, 2014

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

Even if a community offers choices, such as paratransit services, they may fail to provide the responsiveness, flexibility, and independence desired by a retiring Baby Boomer generation.


April 28, 2014

Majority of seniors plan to continue living independently in community, report says

Participants were asked, “What community amenities do you want close to home?” Access to public transportation, food and green space topped the list.


December 6, 2013

MBTA may lower paratransit fares

May change the price from $4.00 to $3.00. In a recent state survey measuring the impact of the 2012 hikes on seniors, a majority of RIDE users whose income is less than $2,000 per month said they cut back on food, personal grooming and transit trips.


November 11, 2013

For seniors, lack of transportation a daily struggle

ITNAmerica, a service where participating seniors pay for rides from volunteer drivers using a pre-paid credit system, was held up as one example of the type of nonprofit service that can fill a need.


August 14, 2012

MBTA opens CharlieCard store

Moving operations from the space-constrained Back Bay office to the new store allows the MBTA to efficiently serve reduced fare customers in a more comfortable atmosphere


May 21, 2012

AARP video touts TOD benefits for seniors

Arlington, Va., residents describe the satisfaction of living in a user-friendly, walkable, mixed-use community with access to a variety of public transit options, entertainment, and recreation, and basic services such as shopping and medical amenities.


March 19, 2012

Senate authorization bill positively impacts seniors, disabled

Authorizes $248.6M for fiscal years 2012 and 2013 for the combined Section 5310 services, representing a $23M increase overall, with potentially more benefits for programs supporting seniors and persons with disabilities.


December 22, 2010

Sound Transit sets flat fare for seniors, disabled

When new fares take effect at the beginning of the year, senior and disabled riders will pay a flat rate of $0.75 for one- and two-zone ST Express bus and all light rail trips.


May 13, 2009

Conference for transit trainers set for St. Louis

Association of Travel Instruction, whose members teach persons with disabilities of all ages and seniors how to use public transportation systems safely and independently, will hold its Ninth Annual Continuing Education Conference from July 31 to August 2, 2009, at the Crowne Plaza Hotel–Downtown, St. Louis.


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