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The National Center on Senior Transportation (NCST) strives to increase transportation options for older adults to support their ability to live independently in their homes and communities throughout the United States.


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Ladders of Opportunity: Connecting Seniors to Public Transportation

As stated by FTA Acting Administrator, Therese McMillan “Increased access to public transportation will provide seniors and their families opportunities to have a better quality of life.”

With funding provided by the Federal Transit Administration, NCST has awarded Ladders of Opportunity grants to communities in five states—Maine, Ohio, Texas, Virginia and Wisconsin—to develop and test interventions for increasing older adults’ access and usage of public transportation and mobility options to support their successful aging in place. Each grantee will partner with a nationally recognized aging-in-place initiative. These five projects offer tremendous opportunities for learning and innovation that will be of benefit to the field.

"We believe these projects will forge stronger local relationships between public transportation and aging programs. These partnerships will help to support older adults' ability to age in place in their homes and communities for as long as possible!" said n4a CEO Sandy Markwood.

“Safe, reliable transportation is critical to healthy, independent community living for all residents. The partnerships forged through these Ladders of Opportunity grants will develop new strategies on how communities can help their older residents access such transportation.”   Randy Rutta, President & Chief Executive Officer Easter Seals

 

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Ladders of Opportunity Grants


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Best Practices

Implementing a Community-Maintained Ride Share Program (Montana Independent Living Project)

In the Spring of 2012, the Montana Independent Living Project (MILP) in Butte, Montana received a Frontier Transportation grant from NCST. The purpose of their grant was to provide seniors and adults with disabilities with mobility management services.

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Join your colleagues in the STE to discuss the challenges and solutions in providing Non-Emergency Medical Transportation.

Non-Emergency Medical Transportation (NEMT) is a mandatory benefit in the Medicaid Program, providing a valuable service to countless Medicaid beneficiaries around the country. However, eligibility for NEMT may be limited to certain populations (the “categorically needy”) at the state’s discretion. 

There may also be limits on the number of trips that can be paid for each month or prior approval may be required for some medical trips. One challenge communities have struggled with is the coordination of NEMT rides with transit and other human services transportation services. Join your colleagues in the STE to discuss the challenges and solutions in NEMT.


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