Easterseals is Hiring!

Easterseals, Inc. is seeking candidates for the position of Training and Technical Assistance Specialist in support of NADTC and the Easterseals Transportation Group. This grant-funded position is responsible for the provision of high-quality applied research, technical assistance (internal and external), development and delivery of training, written responses to project proposals, and implementation and support of a variety of projects and activities. This is a remote, full-time position that requires occasional travel across the country.

For more information, visit the Easterseals Career page

NADTC Resources

Resource Guide: Federal Funding for Transportation Programs Serving Older Adults and People with Disabilities

Funding to develop and expand community transportation options that meet the needs of older adults and people with disabilities remains an ongoing and critical need. This new Resource Guide developed by the National Aging and Disability Transportation Center (NADTC) focuses on resources that may be used to support transportation programs that serve older adults and people with disabilities. 

Blog: A Ride to Independence, Kyle's Story

Transportation, in any form, plays a role in everyone's life. But to Kyle, transportation means getting to work, socializing with friends and a sense of freedom without relying on family to transport him everywhere he needs to go. In October's blog, we learn about Kyle and his journey to living independently in the community he loves.

Visit Our New FTA Grantee Page!

Check out the newest webpage on the NADTC site. The FTA Discretionary Grant Technical Assistance page highlights the Access and Mobility Partnership Grants that were awarded by FTA with technical assistance provided by NADTC staff. On this page, you can review final reports from completed projects, locate grantees on an interactive map, and find other grant-related resources.

Twitter Chat Recap: All On Board 4 Mental Health

NADTC and the Oregon Department of Transportation served as moderators for the #AllOnboard4MentalHealth Twitter Chat hosted by National RTAP on October 11, 2022. The chat focused on best practices and equitable strategies for serving riders with mental health issues, dementia & Alzheimer’s disease.


You can review the discussion by using #AllOnboard4MentalHealth on Twitter,

or by accessing the chat summary here.

October Observances

November is Epilepsy Awareness Month!

There are 3.4 million people living with epilepsy in the United States, and 1 in 10 will have a seizure during their lifetime. During NADTC's September 6 Office Hours, Roxanne Cogil from the Epilepsy Foundation, presented their Seizure First Aid Ready program, to educate transportation professionals in recognizing the warning signs and how to respond to a person who may be having a seizure. 

Visit the Epilepsy Foundation website to learn more and ways you can get involved! 

NADTC Celebrates National Family Caregivers Month

Celebrated each November, the National Family Caregivers Month is a time to recognize and honor family caregivers, and offers an opportunity to raise awareness of caregiving issues, educate communities, and increase support for caregivers.

On October 24, NADTC launched a new online course, A Partnership in Transit: The Shared Interests of Transportation Programs and Caregivingshowcasing the importance of transportation supports in the caregiving experience. Registration for this event has closed, however, if you are interested in participating please contact Eileen Schroff at 

NADTC Report Spotlight

2021 Trends Report

The final spotlight in our 2021 Trends Report, Serving People with Autism on Transportation, highlights the importance of understanding the characteristics of all users being served. This Trends Report covers common barriers or challenges persons with autism might have, especially for those using transportation.

Partner Updates

USAging Annual Conference: Call for Sessions Now Open!


The Call for Sessions is now open for the 2023 USAging Annual Conference and Tradeshow—held July 16-19, in Salt Lake City, Utah! USAging is accepting proposals in diverse topic areas including transportation and mobility innovations, supporting caregivers, social isolation, workforce, volunteerism and more. This Call for Sessions will close on Friday, December 9

Funding Opportunities

FTA: A notice on funding was released for the new Strengthening Mobility and Revolutionizing Transportation (SMART) grant opportunity. This discretionary grant program will offer up to $100 million annually over the next 5 years to fund transportation projects that use data and technology to solve real-world challenges facing communities today. Deadline: November 18, 2022

NCMM: National Center for Mobility Management will offer up $75,000 to communities for piloting promising mobility solutions. The 2023 Ready-to-Launch Grant projects must address transportation equity for low-income individuals, older adults, and/or underserved communities. Deadline: November 23, 2022

N-CATT: Applications will be accepted on an on-going basis for the Strategic Technology Technical Assistance Teams (STTATs). This opportunity is for small-urban, rural and tribal transit agencies to help navigate a technology challenge or opportunity that results in a useful strategy for their agency, like implementation planning or preparing a ready-to-go technology solicitation.

NADTC Information and Referral Services

NADTC Technical Assistance Specialists are here to assist you and answer your questions about a variety of topics related to transportation for older adults and people with disabilities, ADA-accessible services and related issues. Call us at 866.983.32220 or email us at to start a conversation today.

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The National Aging and Disability Transportation Center is a program funded by the Federal Transit Administration and administered by USAging and Easterseals with guidance from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Administration for Community Living.