AARP Bulletin: State-by-State Guide to Transportation Assistance
Having access to transportation can impact the quality of life for older Americans; without it, the ability to live independently is jeopardized. More than 6,000 transit systems nationwide provide some form of service to older riders. 
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AMTRAK: Passenger Discounts for Seniors

Describes discounts available to those 62 years of age and over.

Find Care for Mom or Dad

From Eldercare, free Caregiver Referral Service anywhere in US.

Describes discount program available to Greyhound bus riders.

GSA Interest Groups

Transportation and Aging Contact: Lisa Molnar, University of Michigan, Transportation Research Institute

Guidelines Issued on Transportation for Aging

From Eldercare, a report from the U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT) and the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) are jointly developing a coordination resource, the Transportation Coordination Toolkit, to assist states and communities in their efforts to improve access to transportation services for persons with special mobility needs.

National Center on Senior Transportation

For Aging / Human Service Providers. Training · Senior Transportation ... by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Administration on Aging

NHTSA Older Drivers Program

(NHTSA) web site provides information and resources for older drivers and their families and physicians. Through research and outreach activities, NHTSA's programs help aging individuals recognize their changing abilities and adapt their transportation practices appropriately. Links are provided to brochures, fact sheets, research studies, and reports to Congress addressing a wide range of topics, including assessing and counseling older drivers; safe driving for drivers with arthritis, Parkinson's disease, sleep apnea, diabetes, cataracts, glaucoma, or macular degeneration, and those who have had seizures or a stroke; pedestrian safety; and transportation needs of older women. (AR)

Partnership to Preserve Independent Living for Seniors and Persons with Disabilities

Information is also provided on its supplemental transportation program that encourages volunteer ride-sharing with people who would otherwise be homebound and isolated.

Transit Resource Guide for Older Adults

This subpage of the American Public Transportation Association provides a collection of annotated links to sources of information on the special transportation needs of older Americans and how public transit systems are meeting the challenge of an aging population. Resources profile an aging ridership, describe how systems have gone beyond the basics to focus on the mobility needs of older adults, and provide links to the web sites of some exemplary transit systems. (AR) (Internet Resources on Aging, copyright 2005 AARP, all rights reserved.)

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