Tuesday, June 28, 2011

Tribal Transit Resource

National Rural Transit Assistance Program and the National Center on Senior Transportation

RTAP and NCST have come out with a wonderful resource that goes beyond what its title aims to deliver. Crossing Great Divides: A Guide to Elder Mobility Resources and Solutions in Indian Country includes information and resources about federal and other funding sources and different types of transportation services beyond those exclusively serving older adults and tribes. Examples are given of tribal transportation services and transit. There is also information about aging programs and older driver safety, which is important for anyone who serves older adults.

The publication is also an example of cooperation among technical assistance centers. It was a joint effort of RTAP and NCST. NCST is a technical assistance center administered by Easter Seals Inc., in partnership with the National Association of Area Agencies on Aging. Included in the acknowledgments are staff from the Community Transportation Association of America (CTAA) and the Taxi, Limousine, and Paratransit Association (TLPA), as well as staff at the Federal Transit Administration (FTA), the NCST American Indian Elder Mobility Advisory Group and National RTAP’s Review Board.