Register Now for Part Two of NADTC's Webinar Series on Volunteer Driver Programs
Join NADTC for part two of the Volunteer Driver Programs: Insurance and Liability Issues Workshop on Tuesday, December 8 from 2:00-3:00 pm ET. This webinar will focus on volunteer transportation program protection from liability through insurance and program policies. While liability insurance is critical to protect the program and supplement volunteer drivers’ personal auto insurance, program policies governing volunteer selection, training and procedures are equally important. The session will include a discussion of specific processes and training implemented by volunteer driver programs across the country to reduce risk. If you missed part one on November 12, you can now view the recording here.

  • William Henry, Volunteers Insurance Service Association, Inc.
  • Carrie Diamond, NADTC 
New NADTC Blog: Don’t Let Being A Non-Driver Stop You from Staying Connected to Your Community
This month’s NADTC blog highlights the importance of accessible and reliable transportation, how transportation challenges can affect the health and well-being of older adults and includes tips and resources to help older adults stay connected and engaged to family, friends and the broader community, especially during the holidays. 
NADTC Seeking Older Adults Transitioning from Driving
Is your agency working with an older adult or caregiver who is making the decision on whether to transition from driving? Have older adults in your community benefitted from access to shared transportation options? NADTC would like to connect individuals and their families to a film crew producing a documentary about how older adults benefit from shared mobility. 
National Research Poll on Transportation Diversity to Launch Next Month

As part of continuing efforts to identify transportation access, usage and disparities that impact diverse groups, NADTC will be conducting a national diversity transportation environmental scan to gauge opinions and obtain information from a representative sample of racially, ethnically and culturally diverse older adults, people with disabilities and family caregivers about their experiences accessing and using local transportation options in the United States.

NADTC has partnered with V&L Research and Consulting to conduct this national polling project, which will launch in December.

As we move forward with this diversity initiative and poll, we will be seeking the insight of local and state transportation organizations and professionals that work directly with diverse older adults and people with disabilities. If you are interested in being contacted for future partnership or would like to learn more, please contact Melissa Gray at [email protected].
Upcoming NADTC Blogs to be Published in December

Coordination and Expanding and Improving Accessible Transportation
This blog will feature the work of the Tennessee Council on Developmental Disabilities, which led the states' efforts to better address coordination with the goal of expanding and improving accessible transportation.

White Canes, Buses, Trains and Automobiles: Factors that Limit the Mobility of Older Adults with Vision Loss
This blog will discuss research conducted by the American Foundation for the Blind and share insights about travel challenges that are unique to people who are blind or experiencing vision loss. 
Upcoming Conferences
December 2-3, 2020 and December 8-10, 2020
The Home and Community-Based Services (HCBS) Conference is ADvancing States' national conference that annually brings together state, federal, and local policymakers as well as leaders who administer, manage, and deliver waiver and other HCBS programs. The purpose of the HCBS Conference is to share practices and policies that improve state systems delivering long-term services and supports for all ages and abilities. Virginia Dize, Co-Director, NADTC and Jennifer Kanarek, NV Rides Manager, Pozez JCC of Northern Virginia will present a session on “The Impact of the Coronavirus on Social Isolation: Creative Community Transportation Responses.”

December 15-17, 2020
Woburn, MA
National RTAP is funded by the Federal Transit Administration to provide training and technical assistance resources to rural and tribal transit operators. The Neponset Valley Transportation Management Association administers the National RTAP program on behalf of FTA. Carol Wright Kenderdine, Co-Director, NADTC will be facilitating a session. 
2021 n4a Virtual Conference and Tradeshow Call for Sessions
The call for sessions for the 2021 n4a Virtual Conference and Tradeshow is now open! n4a is accepting proposals in diverse topic areas like transportation, social isolation, livable communities, Title VI programs, and more! Showcase your best practice transportation programs and ideas for the “Enhancing Independent Living Through Mobility Innovations” track by submitting your proposal today. The 2021 Call for Sessions will close on Friday, December 4, 2020. 
Additional Events
FTA Events Page

Check out the Federal Transit Administration events page for upcoming events of any FTA-funded technical assistance center and other relevant events like webinars and round-table discussions.
TRB Guidebook and Research Plan Outlines Considerations to Improve Transportation Access to Health Care Services

The Transportation Research Board Transit Cooperative Research Program published a guidebook and research plan to help communities improve connections between transportation and health care. The research explains that efforts to improve public health are most effective when they capture the range of factors impacting overall health outcomes, known as social determinants of health.

FHWA Releases Micromobility Fact Sheet and Activity Sheets
The Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) released a micromobility fact sheet providing an overview of the evolution of shared micromobility devices such as bicycles, scooters, electric-assist bicycles, and electric scooters. It outlines micromobility planning considerations across six topic areas: (1) safety and infrastructure; (2) access and mobility; (3) equity; (4) data; (5) regulation; and (6) funding. It features related resources as well as brief success stories that highlight improved access and mobility and data sharing practices. In addition to the fact sheet, FHWA also published two activity sheets, describing micromobility research and coordination efforts across FHWA and throughout the U.S. Department of Transportation.
Learning Module Describes Shared Mobility Funding Strategies and Partnership Opportunities

The Shared-Use Mobility Center released a learning module outlining innovative funding strategies for local shared mobility projects including bikeshare, carshare, microtransit, and other modes. It discusses traditional government funding sources and other common partnership funding sources communities often use for shared mobility projects, such as Federal and State grants. The module provides examples of local pilot projects leveraging innovative partnerships and funding strategies, such as employer-based programs and permit fees, to support project costs as well as long-term implementation and programming.
Home for the Holidays Campaign on Social Engagement Opportunities Announced
n4a and the Eldercare Locator are excited to launch the 2020 Home for the Holidays campaign, which highlights the importance of social connection, its impact on our health—and ways the Aging Network, including providers of transportation, can help older adults connect to their communities during this time of limited in-person social interactions. To ensure older adults who may be experiencing social isolation and loneliness as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic find helpful resources, n4a has produced a consumer brochure, Staying Connected and Healthy During the COVID-19 Pandemic: Resources for Older Adults and Caregivers, in both English and Spanish and a toolkit of materials that your organization can use to promote your social engagement programs and services. More information about the campaign and information on how to pre-order the brochure is available at 
November 2020
National Aging and Disability Transportation Center 
 Silver Spring, MD 
[email protected] | 866.983.3222 
The National Aging and Disability Transportation Center is a program funded by the Federal Transit Administration and administered by Easterseals and the National Association of Area Agencies on Aging (n4a) with guidance from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Administration for Community Living.