Transportation planning is the collaborative process of determining how to move people and goods.
Many people, including older adults, live in communities where driving is required. Residential housing is located far from grocery stores, medical offices, and other community features.
Older adults are more likely than younger people to die in crashes of the same severity because of their increased frailty.
Today’s cars are incorporating increasing levels of automation to enable a car’s computer—rather than the human driver—to accomplish key driving tasks.
All people need access to a variety of travel options. These options should be safe, affordable, dependable, and user friendly. For some people, public transportation services are ideal.
Government and community-based programs help meet the transportation needs of people who require specialized services.
Public transportation provided along a fixed route allows people to get around by bus and rail at designated stops and specific times. It is the backbone of ensuring mobility in urban areas.
Some transportation options and programs provide consumers with more flexibility. They allow passengers to get from one specific location to another rather than travel on a fixed route.
Two federal programs help states provide a broad range of social services important to older adults.
Nearly one in four older adults lives in a rural area. Rural residents are at risk of becoming isolated without adequate transportation opportunities.