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

Congratulations to NADTC!

The National Mature Media Awards which annually recognizes the best marketing, communications, educational materials and programs for older adults announced that USAging has won two Mature Media Awards for the following NADTC publications:

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

Drivers Make the Difference for Older Passengers with Vision Loss


Call for Transportation Innovations!


NADTC is seeking transportation innovations targeted to the needs of older adults and people with disabilities. We know that many transportation programs across the U.S. have developed creative, practical and accessible transportation innovations. This is an opportunity to showcase innovations in your local transportation programs, and to be featured on NADTC's website!

Please visit NADTC's webpage for more information and how to apply! The application deadline is Friday, August 18. If you have any questions, please Email us at  

Office Hours: Helping Transition Age Youth Overcome Barriers Through Travel Training

On Wednesday, August 23, 2023, from 2-3pm (EST), NADTC will host an interactive discussion on travel training strategies for students with disabilities and how it helps them to overcome transportation barriers when transitioning to adult life. Keith Fox, Transition Coordinator for Easterseals Crossroads, will discuss their community partnership and travel training strategies developed over the past 19 years working with people with disabilities.

NADTC’s Office Hours are designed to be interactive and will limit attendance to 30 participants to encourage small group discussion and interaction with the facilitator. This is a great opportunity to learn from industry experts and your peers.

To ensure the best experience, if you need additional assistance to fully participate or have any questions about accessibility, please contact Katherine

Register Today!

NADTC Resources

NADTC Learning Shorts

Hosting meetings is a frequent and necessary component of the work of community transportation providers across the country. In our newest Learning Short, you'll learn six strategies for increasing the effectiveness of your next meeting! To view additional topics, please visit our Learning Center webpage.

Lessons Learned: Coordination Coalition Initiative

logos for K-CART and Connectability

Over the past year, NADTC worked with two organizations to enhance accessible transportation in their communities by developing coalitions to address transportation barriers, and generate or sustain positive change. This Lessons Learned report focuses on insights gathered throughout the project period, and is meant to be a resource for current or future coalition teams.

Thank you to ConnectAbility of MN (Saint Cloud, MN) and the Kansas Coalition for Accessible Regional Transportation (Topeka, KS) for their dedication to improving accessible transportation!

Recordings Now Available

In case you missed it, on June 28 NADTC featured two speakers who focused on the use of assistive technology and how transportation programs may use them to better serve older adults and people with disabilities. To access the recording and presentation, please visit NADTC's website.

On June 29, NADTC hosted its first in a series of Human Services Webinars. This session showcased three unique vaccination programs, detailing how they are reaching older adults and people with disabilities in their communities needing access to vaccination sites, recognizing that transportation as a key promotional activity. The recording and materials are available on our website.

Happening Next Month

National Senior Citizens Day is August 21!

Your agency is likely already doing a lot of great things to support older adults, but this is an opportunity to celebrate their unique contributions to your organization and surrounding community! Here are a few ways to honor our Seniors:

  • Showcase your riders (and drivers) on social media
  • Allow older adults to use your service for free on August 21
  • Encourage staff to volunteer for organizations that assist older adults in the community

FTA Resources

FTA recently announced 130 awards through the Bus and Bus Facility and Low- and No-Emission Vehicle programs. These grant awards total nearly $1.7 billion for transit projects in 46 states and territories. The funding invests in more than 1,700 American-built buses, and nearly half will be zero-emission models!

Funding Opportunities

Toyota Mobility Foundation is seeking host sites for their Sustainable City Challenge. Ten cities will be chosen to receive capacity building support to understand the issue they want to solve and attract innovators to provide solutions. In February 2024, the top three cities will be chosen to host a City Challenge in their community to find solutions for local mobility challenges.

U.S DOT and the Build America Bureau have announced the availability of $3.4 million in competitive grant funding under the Rural and Tribal Assistance Programs to provide early-stage developmental assistance for infrastructure projects in rural and tribal communities. Applications are due September 28!

Partner Resources

NCMM is collecting information about coordination practices at the state and local level, and how they relate to Social Determinants of Health (SDOH). They are interested in practices related to incidental use, vehicle sharing, safety and training policies, and seek to understand how these practices affect transportation services. NCMM will document the challenges and opportunities associated with these practices and develop case studies highlighting the practices, so others can replicate these strategies. For additional questions, please contact Enjoli Dixon at

Take The Survey Now!

National RTAP is conducting a utilization study of the Transportation Technical Assistance Coordination Library (TACL). They are seeking feedback to how users find resources, as well as how they use specific resources to solve actual transportation coordination challenges. If you are currently working on a transportation coordination project, and would like to participate, please contact RTAP at

National RTAP will be hosting a training webinar on August 17 from 2-3 PM ET. This session will feature speakers from SUMC to discuss the newly developed product, The Path to Mobility Interoperability. Participants will also learn about the Transportation Technical Assistance Coordination Library (TACL), a repository of reports, toolkits and other materials developed by FTA and its technical assistance centers. Register now!

TRB has extended its deadline for NCHRP 08-183, Volunteer Driver Programs Serving Rural and Low-Density Communities. This project will identify existing volunteer programs, particularly in rural or low-density areas, and available resources on these programs, including tools for planning services or monitoring and dispatching volunteers. Nominations being accepted until the panel has been formed.

Upcoming Conferences

Association for Travel Instruction Annual Conference

August 7-10, Salt Lake City, Utah

CTAA Small Urban Network (SUN) Conference

August 9-11, Gulf Port, Mississippi

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.