Featured NADTC Resources and Events

One Week Left to Provide Input on NADTC's Work

If you haven’t already, please take a few minutes to complete our survey by September 28 to help NADTC plan activities for the upcoming year. We encourage you to share the survey with others in your organization or partner organizations who might have ideas to share as well. 

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There's Still Time to Register for Tomorrow's DEI Lunch and Learn

Hear from William Massey, President & CEO of the Peninsula Agency on Aging, on One PAA, a program developed to create a safe, diverse, equitable and inclusive environment for older adults. Attendees will learn what prompted the creation of the program and how it fulfills an unmet need for older adults, people with disabilities and caregivers.

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Got Transportation Photos? Enter the NADTC Photo Contest!

Do you have photos showing how your transportation program helps meet the needs of older adults and people with disabilities? Enter them in our 2022 Photo Contest! Photo submissions are due September 30.

Save the Date! NADTC's New Online Course Begins October 24

We are pleased to announce our new online course on transportation and caregiving, running from October 24 to November 18, that will provide participants with four weeks of self-paced learning material. The deadline to register is October 17. 

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Blog Post: Reaching Out to the Hispanic Community

This August NADTC blog post, written by Sarah McGowan, Director of Programs and Mobility for All, Dulles Area Transportation Association (DATA), highlights how DATA, a Virginia-based nonprofit, worked with several community partners and stakeholders to help bridge transportation service gaps among the Hispanic community.

Blog Post: A Recap of Medicaid NEMT Listening Sessions

This September NADTC blog post, co-written by Shared-Use Mobility Center, provides an overview of Medicaid Non-Emergency Medical Transportation (NEMT) service and summarizes listening sessions that allowed mobility providers and stakeholders to share feedback about the ways to improve the Medicaid program and NEMT benefit.

Developing and Maintaining Partnerships for Sustainability

Watch our new learning short, Developing and Maintaining Partnerships for Sustainability, to hear tips for developing partnerships with community organizations to improve transportation services to meet the needs of your community.

NADTC Publication Recognized by the 2022 Mature Media Awards

We are proud to announce that NADTC was a winner in the 2022 National Mature Media Awards Program! NADTC received a Merit award for the NADTC Best Practices Compendium

Materials Available from September 6 Office Hours

If you missed NADTC's September 6 Office Hours Session focused on seizures, safety and transportation, you can now watch the recording and access the PowerPoint slides on our website. Looking for information on seizure first aid training? Visit the Epilepsy Foundation's website to learn more. 

NADTC Report Spotlight

2021 Section 5310 Spotlight

The final spotlight in our 2021 FTA Section 5310 Compendium, Volunteer Driver Programs and the Use of Section 5310 Fundingintroduces the benefits of volunteer programs and its ability to supplement existing transportation services. This report highlights three programs that have overcome the impacts of COVID-19 and continue to provide this vital service to older adults and people with disabilities.

2021 Trends Report

The final spotlight in our 2021 Trends Report, Rural Volunteer Transportation Programs, highlights the importance of volunteer driver programs in rural communities across the country, especially those providing transportation services for riders going to medical appointments in neighboring towns or cities. This report showcases local programs and their ability to recruit and retain volunteer drivers in rural communities.

Funding Opportunities

Community Change Grants Grants are awarded to innovative, engaging and inclusive programs and projects that create change and opportunity for walking and movement at the community level. Deadline: September 30, 2022

All Stations Accessibility Program FTA announced the availability of $343 million of Fiscal Year 2022 funds to make it easier for people with disabilities to access the nation's oldest subways, commuter rail and light rail stations. Deadline: September 30, 2022

FY 2022 Discretionary Funding Opportunity: Mobility, Access & Transportation Insecurity: Creating Links to Opportunity This program will establish a research demonstration program to amplify public transportation with an emphasis to explore interventions to address transportation insecurity and evaluate outcomes and impacts upon individuals and communities. Deadline: October 11, 2022

Reconnecting Communities Pilot Program Funds are to be awarded on a competitive basis for projects that reconnect communities by removing, retrofitting or mitigating highways or other transportation facilities that create barriers to community connectivity, including to mobility, access or economic development. Deadline: October 13, 2022

Direct Effect Quality of Life Program The Christopher & Dana Reeve Foundation Quality of Life grants program offers grants up to $25,000 to support a wide array of programs and activities impacting individuals living with paralysis and their families. Non-profits, municipal and state governments, tribal entities and others are eligible to apply. Transportation projects can be funded in Direct Tier 1. Deadline: October 13, 2022

Partner Resources

New Report on Impact of Caregiver Shortages on Older Adults, AAAs

USAging’s new report, Caregiver Needed: How the Nation’s Workforce Shortages Make it Harder to Age Well at Home, highlights results from a recent survey of Area Agencies on Aging on their workforce challenges and the impacts they have on agencies and the older adults they serve. NADTC is co-administered by USAging and Easterseals.

Reminder: Join Us for a Twitter Chat on October 11


Plan to join us on Tuesday, October 11 from 2:00-3:00 pm ET for the #AllOnboard4MentalHealth Twitter Chat. During the Chat, moderators from NADTC, County Transportation District (People Mover) and National RTAP will discuss best practices and equitable strategies for serving riders with mental health issues.

October Observances

National Disability Employment Awareness Month

Observed annually in October, National Disability Employment Awareness Month celebrates the contributions of America’s workers with disabilities past and present and showcases supportive, inclusive employment policies and practices. This article from Diverse Ability Magazine outlines seven steps to building a disability-inclusive workplace. 

Cybersecurity Awareness Month

The theme of this year's Cybersecurity Awareness Month is See Yourself in Cyber, which focuses on how people impact cybersecurity. The Cybersecurity & Infrastructure Security Agency developed toolkits your agency can use if you become an official Cybersecurity Awareness Month partner. Transportation programs, no matter how big or small, should be aware of and involved in cybersecurity work to protect your agency and those you serve. 

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 contact@nadtc.org to start a conversation today.

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National Aging and Disability Transportation Center 
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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.