NADTC is pleased to announce the winners and honorable mention recipients of our 2022 Photo Contest. Thank you to all who participated!

We received many great photos from across the country representing the use of both urban and rural public transportation, volunteer drivers assisting passengers, people with disabilities using transportation and customer service. 

The winning photos will be featured on NADTC's website, social media channels, and in future publications.

NADTC Resources

Meeting the Needs of Older Passengers with Vision Loss: Guidance for Transportation Providers

Developed with transportation providers in mind, a new guide from NADTC and the American Foundation for the Blind provides resources and information on understanding aging and vision loss, possible solutions to transportation challenges, travel training and orientation and what transportation providers can do to better serve older riders with vision loss. A companion training resource for drivers is also available on our website.  

Learn Short: Tools to Support the Growth of Human Services Transportation Programs

Watch our latest Learning Short as part of our “How to...” series on adapting online tools to help grow your human services transportation program. Learn how online tools can help efficiently manage trip scheduling, improve collaboration within your organization and coordinate trips with other agencies. Visit our Learning Center for more information or additional trainings.

Recording Available: Language Matters!

ICYMI: December 7, Jess Mauer, Executive Director of the Maine Council on Aging, presented the importance of using language that is sensitive to diverse populations when doing outreach and advertising transportation programs. The presentation and recording, along with informational materials are now posted on our website.

Recording Available: Improving Mobility for Veterans

Our December 1st Office Hours featured Byran Simpson, Veteran Travel Trainer at Rouge Valley Transportation District, who presented on connecting Veterans to transportation options, and provided key strategies to improve mobility issues affecting Veterans when accessing healthcare. In case you missed the session, you can access the materials and recording on our website.

Happening Next Month

January is Human Trafficking Prevention Month

Public transportation intersects almost every form of human trafficking and we all play a vital role in stopping it. Busing on the Lookout (BOTL) is a national organization offering free industry specific training, toolkits or materials, and has been used by over 245 transit agencies to provide additional training to their staff. For additional information and resources, visit the National Human Trafficking Hotline website, call 888-373-7888 or text 233733.

FTA Resources

Suicide Prevention on Public Transportation Vehicles

Suicide events on public transit have been increasing, and FTA has released a Safety Advisory to encourage an increased use of suicide prevention signage, posting hotline or crisis center information on vehicles and in transit facilities to assist those in need. For additional resources, visit 988 Suicide & Crisis Lifeline.

Funding Opportunities

The sixth annual AARP Community Challenge will be released in January 2023! This opportunity seeks to create vibrant places, deliver a range of transportation and mobility options, support affordable housing, ensure DEI is considered in built and social environments, and support community or civic engagement to leverage funding options. To review past grantee projects or ways to apply, check out the AARP Community Challenge website!

Transit Standards Development Program: The Federal Transit Administration (FTA) released a NOFO to provide up to $3 million to perform a detailed industry assessment and develop standards, best practices, guidance, and tools in safety and other areas to address the needs and demands within the transit industry. Proposals will be accepted through January 2023.

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.