Transit-Oriented Development for Aging Adults: An Evaluation of Recent Trends, Best Practices, and Future Prospects

The availability of transportation options is particularly important to older Americans who are not able to drive themselves. While older Americans living in metropolitan areas that provide transit have access to public transportation to help them meet their mobility needs, nearly one out of five older adults live outside metropolitan areas. While there is some public transportation available in rural and small communities, there is a need for more information about the types of services that are provided, and there is a need for assessment about the effectiveness of their organizational structures and service delivery strategies for providing critical mobility services for the older population, the sustainability of their funding models, and the applicability of such approaches for other communities. Through the research the project team will address the following three questions: (1) what types of transportation services exist in rural and small communities?; (2) how are these transportation services organized, financed, and delivered by the entities that provide the services?; and (3) how are these transportation services utilized by older Americans? The final result of the research is a set of best practices for planners and other interested professionals in the United States.


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    • Status: Active
    • Sponsor Organizations:

      Office of the Assistant Secretary for Research and Technology

      University Transportation Centers Program
      Department of Transportation
      Washington, DC  United States  20590
    • Managing Organizations:

      Department of Transportation

      Office of the Secretary
      1200 New Jersey Avenue, S.E.
      Washington, DC    20590
    • Project Managers:

      Tucker-Thomas, Dawn

    • Performing Organizations:

      Florida State University, Tallahassee

      217 Westcott Building
      Tallahassee, FL  United States  32306-
    • Principal Investigators:

      Duncan, Michael

    • Start Date: 20150501
    • Expected Completion Date: 20161231
    • Actual Completion Date: 0
    • USDOT Program: University Transportation Centers Program
    • Subprogram: Research

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    Filing Info

    • Accession Number: 01604535
    • Record Type: Research project
    • Source Agency: Center for Accessibility and Safety for an Aging Population
    • Files: UTC, RiP
    • Created Date: Jun 30 2016 6:03PM