NADTC partners: USAging and USDOT
News for NADTC, sub-heading "National Aging and Disability Transportation Center"


Learn About Coordinating Transportation in Rural Areas

NADTC will host the second in a series of human services webinars on Thursday, September 14 from 2:00-3:00 PM ET, focused on The Center for Independent Living for Western Wisconsin’s (CILWW) expansion of its transportation program. Bobbi Hegna, Director of Transportation at CILWW, and Cheryl Bereiter, Transportation Coordinator at the Aging & Disability Resource Center of Northwest Wisconsin, will provide an overview of the programs and how they are working together to expand transportation using Section 5310 funding, without duplicating services. 

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Register Now for Our September DEI Lunch and Learn Webinar 

Please join NADTC on Wednesday, September 20 from 12:30-1:15 PM ET for the next session of our Transportation Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Lunch and Learn series. This session will feature Kiana Parker, Transportation Consultant and Community Advocate and Practitioner of Mobility Justice who will discuss experience-driven tips and strategies for community engagement and connection for supporting historically marginalized and underserved communities. 

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Introducing Our New Online Course on Rural Transportation

Registration is now open for NADTC's newest online course, Creative Solutions to Rural Transportation, running from October 23 to November 17! The course will provide participants with four weeks of self-paced learning material that will focus on the challenges and solutions of rural transportation, funding, volunteer transportation, technology and coordination and incorporating diversity, equity and inclusion in rural transportation planning. Registration closes on October 13. 

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Job Opportunities to Support NADTC

USAging is seeking candidates for a new transportation position, Program Associate, which will support USAging’s ongoing work on the NADTC. Submit a cover letter, resume and salary requirements/history to USAging and Easterseals co-administer NADTC. 

NADTC Resources

Starting and Funding Volunteer Transportation

  • Volunteer transportation programs are diverse transportation programs that are typically designed to address the mobility needs of older adults and people with disabilities living in the community. Is your agency interested in starting a volunteer transportation program? Watch our new learning short video to learn more about these programs and how to get started. 
Driver assisting older woman with walker out of van

Photo Credit: SilverSource, Inc., Stamford, CT

Volunteer driver assisting woman out of vehicle

Photo Credit: Via Mobility Services, Boulder, CO

Happening Next Month

Grandparents Day: Our friends at Generations United invite you to #DoSomethingGrand in honor of Grandparents Day on September 10. They’ve put together a host of ways you can get involved at

National Falls Prevention Awareness Month: In observance of National Falls Prevention Awareness Week, September 18-22, check out NADTC's tip sheets and brochure on Falls Prevention Awareness and Prevention and Tip Sheet for Riders and Drivers.

National Preparedness Month:'s 2023 National Preparedness Month campaign will focus on preparing older adults for disaster. Those who work with and support older adults can access materials on a new webpage available in English and Spanish at and Additional information for preparing people with disabilities for disasters can be found at

National Hispanic Heritage Month: Hispanic Heritage Month is observed each year from September 15 to October 15. Visit the Hispanic Heritage Month website to find bilingual resources and materials.

U.S. DOT and FTA Resources

The U.S. DOT launched new Transportation Leaders Against Human Trafficking training for transportation employees and members of the public, which highlights the intersection of human trafficking and transportation, provides general and transport-specific indicators of human trafficking and emphasizes reporting methods.

Funding Opportunities

  • Tribal Elder Justice Innovation Grant The U.S Administration for Community Living announced a new opportunity to enhance and improve the provision of adult protective services by Tribal governments and/or tribal organizations. Deadline: September 5, 2023
  • Strengthening Mobility & Revolutionizing Transportation (SMART) The US DOT has an open NOFO for funding to conduct demonstration projects focused on advanced smart city or community technologies and systems to improve transportation efficiency and safety. Deadline: October 10, 2023
  • Emergency Relief Program To help transit agencies recover and recoup costs from natural disasters, the FTA is reopening its 2023 Emergency Relief Program. Agencies affected by major disasters in 2017 and 2020-22 may apply for a share of the $110 million in funding. Deadline: October 31, 2023

Partner Resources

Important Changes to Medicaid/CHIP Programs That May Impact Transportation

With the end of the COVID-19 Public Health Emergency, certain Medicaid and CHIP benefits will require individuals to reenroll, meet eligibility requirements or face termination of coverage. This includes the possible loss of non-emergency medical transportation (NEMT) benefits. has issued guidance and fact sheets at their Unwinding and Returning to Regular Operations webpage and has available a comprehensive Communications Toolkit for Medicaid and CHIP Eligibility Renewals and other MA and CHIP renewals outreach and educational resources to help get the word out.

Call for Tribal Transit Award Nominations

The National RTAP Tribal Transit Champions, Agencies, and Capital Projects Awards honor innovation, efficiency, commitment and performance in the tribal transit industry. Awards will be presented at the 5th Rural and Tribal Transit Technical Assistance Conference, December 3-6, 2023, in Myrtle Beach, SC. The deadline to submit a nomination is October 20.

Upcoming Conferences

September 6-8, 2023 | Kansas City, MO

2023 Midwest Transit Conference (Presented by the Missouri Public Transit Association)

September 24-28, 2023 | Anchorage, AK

National Transportation in Indian Country Conference (Presented by the Alaska Department of Transportation & Public Facilities, the Alaska Tribal Technical Assistance Program and the Intertribal Transportation Association)

September 27-29, 2023 | Chicago, IL

2023 NADSA National Conference (Presented by the National Adult Day Services Association)

September 25-29, 2023 | Cherokee, NC

American Indian Elders Conference (Presented by the National Indian Council on Aging)

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 866.983.32220 or email 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.