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Policy Options to Improve Specialized Transportation (PDF)

AARP Public Policy Institute; 2009

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This report recommends that policymakers take steps to strengthen coordinated planning, increase support for mobility management, and improve data collection and reporting on these services.

Safe Driving for a Lifetime—Your Road Ahead: A Guide to Comprehensive Driving Evaluations

The Hartford Financial Services Group, Inc., 2009
This guide is intended to help older drivers who seek assurance about their ability to drive safely. It is not intended to be an exhaustive source or to relate to any particular driving situation.

Rides Change Lives: Innovations in Senior Transportation

National Center on Senior Transportation (NCST) Grants; 2008-2009

This booklet describes the innovative approaches of the center’s premier group of eight Senior Transportation Demonstration Grantees, awarded in May 2008

Programs that Match Seniors with Volunteer Drivers: Practical Recommendations for Organizations and Policy Makers

National Center for Transit Research; Center for Urban Transportation Research

Sara J. Hendricks, Michael J. Audino, Peter O. Okin and Ashley Biernacki

October 2008

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The problem that this research project addresses is the documented general lack of transportation options suitable for seniors who are no longer able to drive, particularly those who are too frail to use public transportation.

Enhancing Mobility Options for Older Americans: A Five Year National Action Agenda

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AARP; 2004

This document focuses on a key element in developing more livable communities. For many older Americans, a lack of mobility options poses one of the greatest challenges to remaining independent. As one of the ten goals in our Social Impact Agenda, AARP has made a commitment to ensuring that Americans 50+ are able to sustain mobility as they age.

Travel Better, Travel Longer: A Pocket Guide to Improve Traffic Control and Mobility for Our Older Population

U.S. Department of Transportation;Federal Highway Administration; 2003

This guide highlights specific traffic situations that are particularly troublesome for older roadway users, such as left turns and temporary traffic control zones, and provides information on the use of traffic control devices to maximize safety in these circumstances.

Family and Friends Concerned About an Older Driver

Sterns, H.L, Sterns, R., Aizenberg, R., Anapole, J.; 2001

To provide families, friends, healthcare providers, law enforcement personnel, and community and social services with information to assist older adults whose capabilities make them potentially unsafe to drive; a series of research tasks were conducted, including a literature review of public information materials on family and friends’ involvement with the driving decisions of older adults, identification of current state and provincial requirements and practices regarding identification of high risk older drivers, and identification of information resource needs among professionals.

Beyond 50.05: A Report to the Nation on Livable Communities: Creating Environments for Successful Aging

AARP Public Policy Institute

The purpose of this report is to articulate a vision of livable communities for persons of all ages, and particularly for people age 50 and older. This report explores the connections between a livable community and community engagement among its residents and shows how both affect the “successful aging” of its residents. 

At the Crossroads: Family Conversations about Alzheimer’s Disease, Dementia & Driving

The Hartford Corporate Gerontology Group;The MIT AgeLab; AARP

This guide is designed to help people with dementia and their families prolong independence while encouraging safe driving. The guide provides suggestions for monitoring, limiting and stopping driving. The information incorporated the experiences of family caregivers and people with dementia, as well as suggestions from experts in medicine, gerontology and transportation.