NCST is hosting its first-ever Senior Mobility Fair
on Monday, July 29, during the n4a Annual Conference in Louisville, Kentucky. The daylong Senior Mobility Fair will include opportunities to learn about senior transportation innovations from program experts from across the U.S. Participants can also attend roundtable discussions to learn about new and creative approaches for addressing three key senior transportation areas:
- Person-Centered Mobility Management/Options Counseling
- Volunteer Driver Programs
- Planning and Coordination Between Aging & Transportation Programs
Read more about transportation-focused sessions (*.PDF) at the n4a Annual Conference. If you are attending the conference and want to participate, let us know. Contact: firstname.lastname@example.org
Questions & Answers from Volunteer Driver Programs: Examples from the Field, the final webinar in the NCST’s three-part series, generated numerous questions on a range of issues, including risk mitigation and program development, from participants. All of the questions plus responses from the volunteer driver programs that participated in the webinar are now available online on AGEcomm.
The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services has released enhanced National Standards for Culturally and Linguistically Appropriate Services (CLAS) in Health and Health Care, a blueprint to help organizations improve health care quality in serving our nation’s diverse communities. View the CLAS Standards online or download a (*.PDF).
Grantmakers in Aging has released the resource, Age-Friendly Communities: The movement to create great places to grow up and grow old in America: An Introduction for private and public funders. The document profiles notable age-friendly programs, highlights issues and best practices, and offers insight from experts. Download this resource.
The U.S. Department of Transportation has announced the availability of $494 million in funds through the Transportation Investment Generating Economic Recovery (TIGER) discretionary grant program. TIGER grants have supported capital improvement projects across the country since their inception in 2009. The Notice of Funding Availability is found here (*.PDF). Application deadline: June 3.
For the latest news on MAP-21 (Moving Ahead for Progress in the 21st Century), including new program funding announcements, visit the Federal Transit Administration’s MAP-21 webpage. This webpage also includes an overview of the legislation, FY 2012 and 2013 apportionment details, PowerPoint presentations, and fact sheets. Additionally, FTA posts its proposed circulars online.
The Transit Cooperative Research Program (TCRP) and the World Health Organization (WHO) have recently released reports of interest to people who serve older adults. TCRP Report 161 - Methods for Forecasting Demand and Quantifying Need for Rural Passenger Transportation: Final Workbook presents step-by-step procedures. WHO’s Pedestrian Safety: A Road Safety Manual for Decision-Makers and Practitioners describes the magnitude of pedestrian deaths and injuries around the world; key risk factors; ways of assessing the pedestrian safety situation in a given setting and preparing an action plan; and how to select, design, implement, and evaluate effective interventions.
As a reminder, see the Transit Cooperative Research Program’s request for problem statements (*.PDF) identifying research needed for TCRP's FY 2014 program, and submit a problem statement by June 15.
Help your city get recognition for making the pedestrian environment friendly to seniors! The Pedestrian and Bicycle Information Center has announced the sixth round of Walk Friendly Communities, a national recognition program to encourage towns and cities across the U.S. to establish or recommit to establishing safer walking environments as a high priority. Communities may submit applications online by June 15.
If increasing consumer input and involvement in community transportation is your passion, don’t miss the extended deadline for responding to the invitation to be an Inclusive Coordinated Transportation Catalyst. You now have until May 31 to sign up to join the Inclusive Coordinated Transportation Partnerships Knowledge Sharing Network supported by the Administration for Community Living. Sign up online.
Senior Transportation Exchange
The STE is an online community for the discussion of trending topics in senior transportation. Current topic: "Assisted Transportation" now through August 16, 2013.
Diversity & Senior Transportation
DST is an online community for two groups of professionals—those with experience in serving cultural and/or ethnically diverse older adults, and those in the transportation field.
Dial 866-528-NCST to get answers and resources on senior transportation issues. NCST’s technical assistance line also offers those seeking a ride direct connection to the Eldercare Locator transportation specialist for information on local transportation options. View the NCST bookmark.
|PROGRAM SUCCESS STORIES
Timebanking and senior transportation is a growing trend across the country. Read a program success story about one well-established time bank in Maryland with a successful ride program and a time bank in Wisconsin that partners with local dialysis centers to provide rides to dialysis patients.