NADTC Announcements
Congratulations Chelcie Beadnell!

During the past year, Chelcie completed the required coursework and successfully passed the final exam to become a Certified ADA Coordinator. This certification allows NADTC staff to provide top-notch technical assistance and guidance to programs serving older adults and people with disabilities, ensuring transportation programs are accessible for all users.

For information on the ADA Coordinator Training Certification Program (ACTCP), please visit their website.
NADTC Survey: Coming Soon!
Watch your inbox in the next few weeks, NADTC will be releasing a survey to gather your input as we plan our activities for the upcoming year. Your responses will help to ensure that our work aligns with the critical priorities of your organization.
Featured NADTC Resources & Events
Lunch & Learn Series: Transportation Diversity, Equity and Inclusion
Wednesday, September 21 | 12:30-1:15 PM EST

Please join us for our next Transportation Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Lunch and Learn Webinar on Wednesday, September 21 from 12:30p to 1:15p Eastern. Our session will feature William Massey, President and CEO of the Peninsula Agency on Aging who will discuss One PAA, developed to create a safe, diverse, equitable, and inclusive environment for older adults on the Virginia Peninsula. From this discussion, attendees will learn what prompted the creation of the One PAA program, its impact on older adults, people with disabilities and caregivers and how the program fulfills an unmet service need, reaches an underserved population and how it can be replicated in your community. Don’t miss this opportunity to hear from an organization that has identified a proven multi-dimensional approach to ensure their Agency has a culture of acceptance and belonging both internally and externally through service delivery, including transportation.
NADTC's 6th Annual Photo Contest
Submit your entries to NADTC's Annual Photo Contest! We are seeking photos that shine a light on how your community transportation program meets the needs of older adults and people with disabilities in your community.

Photos must be received by 11:59 PM ET on September 30! Please contact us at with any questions.

photo credit: North Central Kansas CTD, Salina, Kansas
Blog: Can I Cross the Street? Considerations for a Blind Pedestrian

NADTC's latest blog features an interview with Dona Sauerburger, industry expert and Certified Orientation and Mobility Specialist. Dona works directly with older adults and people with disabilities in Maryland and DC, to help them safely and efficiently navigate street crossings. This blog highlights how to teach blind pedestrians to cross uncontrolled intersections, and assist in developing skills to travel independently around their own community. Click here to read this blog.
Learning Short: Developing and Maintaining Partnerships for Sustainability
NADTC’s latest Learning Short, Developing and Maintaining Partnerships for Sustainability, focuses on the importance of developing partnerships to grow and sustain your transportation program. In this video, you will learn tips for developing and maintaining partnerships with community organizations to improve transportation services to meet the needs of your community.
Twitter Chat: All On Board 4 Mental Health

Join us on October 11, 2022 from 2:00-3:00 PM ET for an #AllOnboard4MentalHealth Twitter Chat that will discuss best practices and equitable strategies for serving riders with mental health issues, including dementia and Alzheimer’s Disease. The chat will be moderated by Heather Edmonds and Jane Mahoney of the National Aging and Disability Transportation Center (NADTC), and Angie Jones, District Manager, Grant County Transportation District (People Mover), along with National RTAP staff.
Risky Business II: Insurance for Nonprofits and Small Transit Agencies

Here is the sequel you’ve been waiting for! National RTAP, AASHTO, and the National Aging and Disability Transportation Center (NADTC) are hosting a Risky Business II: Insurance for Nonprofits and Small Transit Agencies webinar on December 14, 2022 from 2:00-3:00 PM ET. This webinar will provide nonprofit organizations and small public transit agencies with information and tips about insuring their assets. Participants will also learn about volunteer insurance and insurance pools for small organizations. To register, please click here!
NADTC Report Spotlight
Best Practices Compendium
This will be the final best practices highlight from NADTC's Best Practices Compendium, all of which are based on the work of grant projects supported by NADTC from 2017-2019.

This month’s Best Practice Showcase, Volunteer Transportation, features two grantees – one in Buffalo, NY, the other in the Coastal Bend region of Texas. Both worked with outside experts to start their programs. These successful volunteer transportation programs were created to fill identified transportation gaps in their communities and continue to thrive with the support of dedicated volunteer drivers.
2021 Section 5310 Spotlight
Each month, NADTC will highlight one informational brief that is featured in the 2021 FTA Section 5310 Compendium. This publication showcases the various uses of FTA Section 5310 Funding, including examples implemented by human services agencies and transportation programs across the United States.

July's spotlight, Travel Training Instruction using FTA Section 5310 provides an overview of the various programs available to people who want to learn how to ride the bus, which is often the biggest fear for new riders. This report showcases three travel training programs from around the country that have implemented formal travel training programs, using FTA Section 5310 funding, to assist riders in using transportation to lead an independent life.
2021 Trends Report
NADTC published its Annual Trends Report that reviews trending topics in transportation from 2021. The Trends Report provides an overview of what’s happening in the industry and important transportation issues in communities across the U.S. This month, we are focusing on passengers with Alzheimer's or dementia.

June's spotlight, Public Transit and Passengers with Alzheimer's or Dementia, discusses the importance of understanding the characteristics of all users being served, especially those with memory loss, related to Alzheimer’s or dementia. This Trends Report identifies common barriers or challenges individuals with Alzheimer’s or dementia might encounter while riding the bus and presents strategies for communicating with riders.
FTA Funding Announcements
Promoting Resilient Operations for Transformative, Efficient, and Cost-Saving Transportation (PROTECT)
U.S. DOT announced new guidance and $7.3 billion in funding for their new PROTECT Formula Funding Program to make transit infrastructure more resilient to future weather events and other natural disasters for public transportation systems. For more information on this and other funding opportunities, please visit the U.S. DOT's Key Notices of Funding Opportunity webpage.
Safe Streets and Roads for All
The U.S. DOT announced $5 million in funding, over the next 5 years, to establish the Safe Streets and Roads for All (SS4A) discretionary grant program. Focused on a goal of zero deaths and serious injury on our nation’s roadways, this opportunity is open to Metropolitan Planning Organizations, counties, cities or towns, transit agencies and federally recognized tribal governments. Applications must be submitted in by September 15, 2022
All Stations Accessibility Program (ASAP)
The Federal Transit Administration (FTA) announces the availability of $343 million of Fiscal Year 2022 funds for the All Stations Accessibility Program (ASAP) to make it easier for people with disabilities to access the nation's oldest subways, commuter rail and light rail stations. The Notice of Funding Opportunity (NOFO) is now open, and applications must be submitted in by September 30, 2022. 
Partner Resources
TACL Task Force Seeks Feedback

The Transportation Technical Assistance Coordination Library (TACL), a project of FTA and its Technical Assistance Centers, helps rural and tribal transit agencies access information about public transportation coordination.
The TACL Task Force is conducting a brief survey to better understand and improve how our users are accessing and using TACL resources. This effort will assist TACL to best meet the needs of those seeking resources on transportation coordination.
U.S. Access Board Discontinues 800 Number

The U.S. Access Board has discontinued its toll-free 800 phone number for technical assistance, however, continues to offer assistance by calling (202) 272-0080, ex. 3, or by email at from 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. (ET) weekdays. Accessibility specialists are available to answer questions on accessibility as it relates to the built environment, outdoor sites, streets and sidewalks, transportation vehicles, information and communication technology, and medical diagnostic equipment.
Upcoming Events
National Falls Prevention Month
September is National Falls Prevention Month, with special emphasis on the first official day of fall, September 22. This month brings attention to the need for injury prevention and decreasing preventable falls, which impact more than 25% of older adults each year. AAA Foundation for Traffic Safety conducted research indicating that older adults who had fallen were 40% more likely to experience a motor vehicle incident than those who had not fallen.

NADTC Celebrates Grandparents!
More than 2.6 million children in the U.S. live with grandparents or other relatives, and during the month of September we celebrate the contribution of grandparents! In the absence of parents or other relatives, grandparents raising their grandchildren frequently seek available resources needed to provide safe and reliable transportation, as well as other essential needs.

Older adults who are seeking volunteer opportunities, AmeriCorps Seniors Foster Grandparents Program offers a way to connect with a child in need and provide the loving care and support only a grandparent can provide, preparing them for a successful future. Foster Grandparents often rely on public transportation to get where they need to go, for additional resources, please visit NADTC's website.
National Hispanic Heritage Month
NADTC celebrates Hispanic Heritage Month and embraces the opportunity to work with diverse populations through its diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI) initiative. Dr. Yanira Cruz, president and CEO of the National Hispanic Council on Aging and a member of NADTC’s DEI Advisory Committee said, “There is a lack of data in terms of what we know about these important populations, so this [DEI initiative] is way overdue.” More information about NADTC’s DEI initiative can be found on our website, a report on our DEI focus group findings will be published in September. 
National Preparedness Month
September is National Preparedness Month, and NADTC recognizes this as an opportune time to emphasize the importance of planning ahead for an emergency or natural disaster, especially for those needing an accessible vehicle or transportation services. This year's national campaign focuses on underserved communities, which includes specific guidance and messaging for older adults and people with disabilities, as a way to connect them to critical resources.
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 866.983.3220 or email us at to start a conversation today.
National Aging and Disability Transportation Center 
 Washington, DC | 866.983.3222 
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.