In a previous blog post, MHAC shared the highlights from a national equity, diversity and inclusion transportation survey released by the National Aging and Disability Transportation Center (NADTC). That organization has followed up with the full results from that survey.
The 2,435 older adults, younger adults with disabilities and caregivers who responded to the survey came from all 50 states and the District of Columbia and included African Americans, Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders, Hispanics, Native Americans and individuals who identified as LGBTQ+.
Among other notable findings, the survey found that the use of public transportation by
diverse younger adults with disabilities and older adults declined by about half due to the COVID-19 pandemic. For older adults, the two most popular transportation methods before and since COVID-19 are walking and getting a ride with family or friends.
The full results of the survey are available here.