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Aging in Place, Stuck without Options ranks metro areas by the percentage of seniors with poor access to public transportation, now and in the coming years, and presents other data on aging and transportation, including maps of 14 metro areas showing future senior transit access.
Aging in Place, Stuck without Options outlines policies to help ensure that older Americans can remain mobile, active and independent:
Increase funding support for communities looking to improve service such as buses, trains, vanpools, paratransit and ridesharing;
Provide funding and incentives for transit operators, nonprofit organizations, and local communities to engage in innovative practices;
Encourage state departments of transportation, metropolitan planning organizations, and transit operators to involve seniors and the community stakeholders in developing plans for meeting the mobility needs of older adults;
Ensure that state departments of transportation retain their authority to “flex” a portion of highway funds for transit projects and programs;
Include a “complete streets” policy to ensure that streets and intersections around transit stops are safe and inviting for seniors.
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