Massachusetts-based Quaboag Connector Featured in NADTC Innovations Showcase

Mar 27, 2024

The National Aging and Disability Transportation Center (NADTC) 2023 Innovations Showcase, newly released, presents 14 innovative transportation practices selected from a nationwide competition. The Showcase profiles out-of-the-box thinking in six categories: Accessibility, Coordination, Cross Jurisdictional Boundaries, Equity, Health Care Access and Technology. NADTC hopes that transportation providers will consider adapting one or more of the innovations to meet identified needs in their communities.

Among the featured innovative practices is the Quaboag Connector, which is an accessible, affordable, demand-response, curb-to-curb service in a rural area largely unserved by regional transit. The service is run by the Quaboag Valley CDC based in Ware, Massachusetts. Launched in 2017, the service has grown in popularity, providing over 1,000 monthly rides pre-COVID-19 and nearly 700 rides post-pandemic.

See the feature on the Quaboag Connector and other innovative transportation solutions in the new NADTC Innovations Showcase Report.