Senior Transportation Issues Links

National Center for Senior Transportation: The NCST is a clearinghouse for issues related to senior transportation and is a great place to start your research. 

Beverly Foundation: Resources for establishing supplemental transportation programs, information on model programs, research on senior transportation issues.

Volunteer Drivers Guide - A guide to Best Practices: Extensive resource for volunteer driver programs from Washington State DOT.

ITNAmerica - Dignified Transportation for Seniors: Volunteer provider of discounted rides in Portland, Maine. Very specific model, looking for other communities to replicate their model. Rides cost approximately half of a cab fare.

AAA Senior Driving Resources: AAA website on older driver safety. There are multiple assessments, exercises and tips for adjusting driving habits that can keep many people safely behind the wheel for a long time.

Senior Citizen Driving:
Warning Signs and Helping an Unsafe Driver to Stop Driving: - Information on safety issues for senior drivers. Risk factors, adaptive strategies and resources for senior drivers and their families.

AARP Driver Safety: Information about times and locations of safe senior driving programs sponsored by AARP, self-evaluations and tips for safe driving.

Alzheimer’s, Dementia, and Driving: This is a booklet on Alzheimer's disease and dementia, and how such degenerative diseases affect older person's ability to drive.  Also includes a "contract" for the elderly person to complete with his/her family on driving. 

Driving Safely While Aging Gracefully: An extensive resource for seniors about safe senior driving.

Distracted Driver Resources: Highlights the dangers of distracted and drowsy driving.

Smart Features for Older Drivers: AAA resource that helps seniors shop for age-friendly features when buying a new car.  

Volunteer Drivers and Insurance:  resource explaining the basics of insurance as it applies to volunteer drivers.