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New Learning Short Focused on Microtransit Planning

In our newest Learning Short, Estella Hollander, Mobility Planner with Mountain Line Transit in Flagstaff, AZ, discusses how to develop a microtransit program and the benefits of implementing inclusive planning.

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New Technical Assistance Brief

Resources on Rides for Employment for Older Adults and People with Disabilities is a new technical assistance brief that focuses on rides for employment and provides additional resources on specific topics related to enabling older adults and individuals with disabilities to access and sustain paid employment or volunteer work activities. 

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Did You Know?

NADTC provides FREE technical assistance to transportation professionals to assist with questions about a variety of topics related to transportation for older adults and people with disabilities, ADA accessibility and other related issues. If you have any questions, do not hesitate to call 866.983.32220 or email our staff at to start the conversation!

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Office Hours Recording Now Available

In case you missed it, NADTC hosted "A Conversation on Transportation in Tribal Communities" on December 20. During this session, Cherokee Nation Transit, Choctaw Tribe of Mississippi and Muscogee Nation Transit shared insights into their range of partners and specialized programs offered that assist people with disabilities and tribal elders. To access the recording and presentation, please visit NADTC's website.

Happening Next Month

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February is Black History Month

Did you know, in 1926, thirteen Black "jitney bus" operators joined efforts to create the Safe Bus Company to operate in the underserved neighborhoods of Winston-Salem, NC? The life-saving service quickly grew to 75 employees and was once the largest Black-owned transportation companies in the world. In 1972, Safe Bus was purchased and integrated into the city's public transit system. NADTC is dedicated to telling the stories and enhancing services of underserved communities. Check out our transportation DEI page for more information and helpful resources.

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Together We Can Make a Difference

As January winds down and National Human Trafficking Prevention Month comes to a close, a new resource is now available for transportation providers. Human Trafficking Response Procedure Template was created by the Florida DOT and Truckers Against Trafficking for transportation agencies to create procedures for their staff to follow in a suspected or evident human trafficking situation.

FTA & DOT Resources

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DOT has posted a new Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) on Incorporating Accessibility in Transportation Projects on the DOT Navigator website to support compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) and transportation options that benefit all users. This tool is designed to assist potential grantees in preparing a strong grant application that incorporates accessibility factors into future transportation projects.

Partner Resources & Events

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Join the National Center for Mobility Management and the National Science Foundation on February 1, 2024 to learn about opportunities and challenges related to collecting sidewalk data. This webinar helps to promote the development of safer and more accessible transportation networks, and can assist mobility professionals in analyzing pedestrian access to community services, including transportation. Register today!

The Transportation Research Board (TRB) has released a publication, Homelessness: A Guide for Public Transportation, that presents transit agency strategies and lessons learned as they consider implementing new programmatic activities that respond to homelessness. For additional resources that explore this topic, you can access the recording of The Role of Transportation in Cross-Sector Collaborations Designed to Improve Housing Stability, a webinar hosted by USAging's Housing Services Resource Center and the Administration for Community Living.

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The next Learn about TACL training will take place on February 8, 2024 from 2:00-3:00 PM ET. It will provide instruction on how to use TACL and feature Jane Mahoney on NADTC's Coordination Committee Toolkit.

Funding Opportunities

FTA has released a NOFO for the Innovative Coordinated Access and Mobility (ICAM) grants, which support transportation projects that improve access to vital services for older adults, people with disabilities and individuals with low-income. Applications due February 13, 2024.

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AARP Community Challenge provides small grants to fund quick-action projects, including transportation and mobility, that can help communities become more livable for people of all ages. AARP will host an informative webinar on January 31 for interested parties. Applications are due March 6, 2024.

Upcoming Conferences

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South West Transit Association

February 4-7, 2024 | Tulsa, OK

APTA Mobility Conference

April 28-May1, 2024 | Portland, OR

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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.