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News for NADTC, sub-heading "National Aging and Disability Transportation Center"



Let's Get Social!

Start the new year off right by following and interacting with NADTC on social media. You can find us on Facebook, Twitter and LinkedIn. We also have a YouTube Channel where you can find our recorded webinars and learning shorts!

NADTC Resources

Rider and Provider Perspectives on Transportation

NADTC Staff and keynote speaker Kiana Parker

NADTC's Annual Meeting, Rider and Provider Perspectives on Transportation, focused on the findings from our Transportation Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Initiative (DEI). Keynote speaker, Kiana Parker, talked about her personal journey to becoming a transportation advocate.

You can now access Kiana's presentation and additional resources from the event on our DEI webpage.

Happening Next Month

Celebrating African American Transportation Pioneers!

Maya Angelou HS student

February is dedicated as Black History Month and celebrates the achievements and history of African Americans. In honor of Black History Month, NADTC is highlighting an important, and relatively unknown, trailblazer in transportation.


Did you know, Maya Angelou was the first black female streetcar conductor in San Francisco? In her autobiography, I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings, Angelou writes about taking a semester off from high school to get work experience. In 1943, World War II was well underway and she knew the Market Street Railway Company was hiring women. Angelou speaks about her interest in working for the railway, “...the thought of sailing up and down the hills of San Francisco in a dark-blue uniform, with a money changer at my belt, caught my fancy.” 

Click here to read more about Maya Angelou's story!

FTA Announcements

Resource: DOT Navigator

The DOT Navigator has been updated to include a new webpage on the Use of DOT Funds for Public Involvement. The webpage provides answers to commonly asked questions, related to using DOT funds for costs related to public involvement. For additional resources, please also check-out Promising Practices for Meaningful Public Involvement in Transportation Decision-Making.

Webinar: 2020 Census and Impacts for FTA Programs

The FTA will host a webinar on February 9, at 1 PM ET., about the 2020 Census and potential implications for FTA programs. Current and future FTA grant recipients are encouraged to attend and learn more about how the 2020 Census might impact them, the webinar will also feature informational resources available to assist FTA recipients. Click here to register for this webinar.

Partner Updates & Resources

Webinar: Safe Mobility for Older Adults

People of all ages deserve to have safe and accessible mobility options. On February at 2 PM EST, the webinar will explore some of the data and resources on older driver safety. Also, during the webinar you will learn about resources and support available for older adults to remain safe road users in their communities. Featured speakers include representatives from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, USAging, Clearinghouse for Older Road User Safety, and Safe Mobility for Life Coalition Program. To register for this webinar, please click here.

logo: Transportation Technical Assistance Coordination Library (TACL)

Want to learn more about TACL? Register for the webinar on Feb. 28, at 2 PM ET. Transportation Technical Assistance Coordination Library (TACL) assists agencies access information about public transportation, coordination of federally funded programs and resources to improve transportation services

in their communities.

Funding Opportunities

Self Advocates Becoming Empowered logo

Self-Advocacy Resource and Technical Assistance Center (SAR-TAC) announced a new technical assistance opportunity for states on enhancing plain language or easy-to-read information. The technical assistance opportunity includes two trainings: (1) for self advocates and others to practice making information clear and useful; and (2) for governments and nonprofits. Applications are due Feb. 16, 2023.

The Federal Transit Administration (FTA) has released a notice of funding for the 2023 Rebuilding American Infrastructure with Sustainability and Equity (RAISE) grants. These funds will be competitively awarded for surface transportation projects that focus on improving safety, environmental sustainability, community mobility, and innovations in partnership and collaboration. For more information on this funding opportunity, visit FTA's website.

Funded by the U.S. Administration on Aging, USAging is leading the Aging and Disability Vaccination Collaborative. This collaborative will distribute funding to organizations to host community vaccine clinics, provide in-home vaccinations, provide transportation to vaccination sites, and conduct outreach and education to older adults and people with disabilities, among other activities. Local organizations who serve older adults and people with disabilities are encouraged to apply. For more information, please visit USAging's website.

The Federal Transit Administration (FTA) has announced the availability of $20 million for the Areas of Persistent Poverty Program. The program awards grants to eligible applicants for planning, engineering, or development of technical or financing plans for projects to improve transit access in underserved and disadvantaged communities. Applications are due by March 10.

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.