Many age-friendly communities identify “transportation” as a priority issue in order to support people of all ages in a city, town or region.
The National Aging and Disability Transportation Center (NADTC) compiled a guidebook called “Creating a Transportation Committee that Reflects All Community Voices” to serve as a helpful resource to groups, including age-friendly coalitions, who are considering creating a transportation committee for the first time and transportation agencies who are looking to help their current committee increase its effectiveness.
Many older adults and people with disabilities rely on public transportation to get to school, work, places of worship, retail stores, medical appointments, social events, and a myriad of other places. Transportation committees present agencies the opportunity to engage directly with customers who use their services on a daily basis, citizen advocates, local leaders, human services agencies, and business owners.
The guidebook from NADTC is available for download here.