Comparative Analysis of Best Practices in Transportation Planning, Design, Construction and Management to Accommodate Growing Elderly Needs

Delaware is experiencing a growing elderly population (60+) due to aging baby boomers. Also, the state is experiencing an influx of retiree’s seeking residency, particularly in Sussex and Kent Counties. The number of elderly drivers with longer life expectancies than generations past is likely to present a challenge to the state’s transportation system and produce greater demands and needs for transportation services and programs in certain areas. These include services and programs to accommodate the increasing number of elderly drivers, provide alternatives to driving, and improve overall elderly-friendly mobility standards.


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    • Status: Active
    • Sponsor Organizations:

      Delaware Department of Transportation

      P.O. Box 778
      Dover, DE  United States  19901
    • Project Managers:

      Luszcz, Mark

    • Performing Organizations:

      Delaware Center for Transportation

      University of Delaware
      Newark, DE  United States  19716
    • Principal Investigators:

      Dworsky, Bernie

    • Start Date: 20070701
    • Expected Completion Date: 0
    • Actual Completion Date: 0
    • Source Data: RiP Project 17432

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    Filing Info

    • Accession Number: 01459966
    • Record Type: Research project
    • Source Agency: Delaware Department of Transportation
    • Files: RIP, STATEDOT
    • Created Date: Jan 3 2013 1:16PM