As AVs are deployed, policymakers should redesign local communities to enhance livability for all.
Policymakers and the private sector should establish coordinated public transit-human services transportation programs to meet the needs of underserved populations.
State and local governments should encourage ride-sharing, volunteer programs, and other low-cost programs to help meet older adults’ transportation needs (see also
Policymakers at all levels should expand access to NEMT for people of varying income and ability levels.
Policymakers should expand and improve affordable and accessible public transportation programs.
Public transportation providers should receive sufficient funding to ensure a clean and safe operating environment for employees and riders during public health emergencies.
Policymakers and the private sector should develop and implement transportation programs and services to improve community transportation resources for older adults.
Policymakers should support broad-based nationwide passenger rail service, including high-speed rail.
Policymakers and the private sector should meet the transit needs of people who are older, frail, or have disabilities. This includes:
Congress should provide adequate funding for ADA enforcement activities.