December 16, 2015
Easter Seals, n4a, FTA launch National Aging and Disability Transportation Center
To promote the availability and accessibility of transportation options for older adults, people with disabilities, caregivers, and communities throughout the U.S., Easter Seals and the National Association of Area Agencies on Agingannounce the launch of the National Aging and Disability Transportation Center.
This national technical assistance center is funded by the Federal Transit Administration (FTA) with guidance from ACL. It will support the delivery of more effective, efficient, high-quality, and coordinated specialized transportation services that maximize federal investments.
"People with disabilities and older adults often rely on public transportation systems to engage in the community and live their lives to the fullest" said ACL Administrator Kathy Greenlee. "The National Aging and Disability Transportation Center will connect transportation leaders and the aging and disability networks to ensure that the perspectives of people with disabilities and older adults are incorporated into every aspect of transportation planning. We look forward to continuing our work with the FTA to support transportation systems that work for people of all ages and abilities."