Transportation is the vital link that connects older adults to their communities. They need transportation options to get to jobs, social activities, and community services that support their independence. Without it, people are less able to remain in their homes and communities as they age. Many older adults need specialized transportation services such as door-to-door paratransit and escorts to physician’s offices. Options must be safe, affordable, accessible, dependable, and user-friendly. They are necessary to overcome the physical limitations associated with aging.