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New! Every Ride Counts Campaign Guidance

Every Ride Counts

Get the most out of NADTC's Every Ride Counts Campaign by using new guidance to bring attention to your transportation program. This newest addition to the campaign provides guidance to organizations on how to use the campaign materials to implement a transportation promotion strategy. The guidance details best practices for effective communications approaches, including how to identify target audiences, create strong messages and track campaign success. The guidance also contains advice from organizations that have used the Every Ride Counts campaign materials, and their strategies for using available resources.

Office Hours: The Importance of Accessing Mental Health Services

On Thursday, May 4 at 2:00 – 3:00 PM ET, NADTC will host an office hours session focused on the importance of access to mental and behavioral health services. Angela Weeks, Project Director at the Center for Excellence: LGBTQ+ Behavioral Health Equity, will join us in a discussion of the transportation challenges in accessing mental health services, and provide specific considerations when providing transportation to LGBTQ folks.  

NADTC’s office hours are designed to enhance training and technical assistance opportunities for attendees and offer further opportunities to interact with your peers, topic experts and NADTC staff. To foster small group discussion, attendance is capped at 30 participants.

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Online Course: Why Serving Everyone Doesn't Serve Everyone

Please join NADTC in their newest online course being presented May 1-21! This course will explore the importance of prioritizing intentional efforts to ensure community transportation is truly available to everyone who needs it. In addition to broadening an understanding of equitable transportation, participants will gain access to resources and tools to improve equity in local transportation programs. The course is open to transit and human services transportation providers, and anyone involved in the development of materials and community engagement of their transportation program. Registration closes April 27

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NADTC Resources

Blog: Accessible Public Transportation During Disaster, A Lifeline for People with Disabilities

April’s blog, written by Tracey Shifflett, Strategic Communication Specialist at the FEMA Office of Disability Integration and Coordination, highlights the importance of coordination between emergency planning and transportation providers to effectively and safely reach people with disabilities and older adults before, during and after disasters.

Blog: Employee Engagement

To encourage recognition of transit drivers beyond Appreciation Day, celebrated each year in March, NADTC's newest blog focuses on some fundamental elements of leadership and how organizations can celebrate and embrace employee engagement in the workplace.

Happening Next Month

Every May, the Administration for Community Living (ACL) leads the nation’s observance of Older Americans Month. The 2023 theme is Aging Unbound, which offers an opportunity to explore diverse aging experiences and to discuss ways communities can overcome stereotypes. Visit ACL's website for promotional materials, and visit NADTC’s website for additional information on how transportation programs can help support older adults aging in place. 

FTA Funding & Resources

The Federal Transit Administration (FTA) announces the opportunity to apply for $212 million in grants under the Public Transportation Emergency Relief Program to States, territories, local governmental authorities, Indian tribes, and other FTA recipients affected by major declared disasters occurring in 2017, 2020, 2021, and 2022. Applications are due May 26, 2023.

The Federal Transit Administration(FTA) announced the availability of $8.9 million in competitive grants for the Fiscal Year 2023 Public Transportation on Indian Reservations (Tribal Transit) Program. Federally recognized tribes may use the funding for capital, operating, planning, and administrative expenses for public transit projects that meet the growing needs of rural tribal communities. Applications are due June 26, 2023.

Partner Updates & Resources

Registration is now open for USAging’s 48th Annual Conference and Tradeshow,

held July 16-19 in Salt Lake City! Experience one of the largest in person events in the Aging Network to learn about cutting edge topics and trends in aging. A full agenda can be found here. Early-bird registration ends May 19, so register today!

Nominate an Organization for The John A. Hartford Foundation 2023 Business Innovation Award

Do you know an organization with strategic partnerships in health care who serve older adults and people with disabilities? If so, consider nominating them for The John A. Hartford Foundation 2023 Business Innovation Award, presented in partnership with USAging’s Aging and Disability Business Institute. Nominations must be submitted by Friday, May 5, so don't miss this great opportunity! 

Resources from the National Center for Mobility Management (NCMM):

SUMC and NCMM collaborated to produce the Learning Module on Universal Mobility to ensure innovative technology is designed and inclusive for all user groups.

In this Lessons Learned report, mobility managers in Mississippi and Minnesota tested and explored the usefulness of the Mobility Management Sustainability Assessment Tool (MM-SAT), as a way to build and sustain mobility management networks.

Coordinating Council on Access and Mobility (CCAM): Building Partnerships Checklist explores ways for state level coordination between DOT and non-DOT funded agencies.

Mobility Management Network State Implementation Guide can be used by states to develop and advance their statewide mobility management networks.

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 send us an email at to start a conversation.

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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.