Transportation Needs of Older Adults, Younger Adults with Disabilities and Caregivers from Underserved Communities
December 2, 2021
The Federal Transit Administration funded National Aging and Disability Transportation Center released the report of its Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Transportation Survey findings. It documents the needs and experiences of older adults, younger adults with disabilities and caregivers from historically marginalized and underserved communities.
The survey's findings include:
- Both diverse older adults and diverse younger adults with disabilities need transportation to get to critical destinations including medical/dental appointments, the supermarket/store, the pharmacy, and to visit with family/friends.
- Diverse older adults and younger adults with disabilities say the impact of not having transportation is that they cannot get to the places they need to go, feel isolated, are dependent on others, and feel frustrated.
- Diverse younger adults with disabilities and older adults face numerous transportation barriers.
- Among the top transportation changes both diverse younger adults with disabilities and older adults want to see are more free or less expensive options and better public transportation.
For more information, see the PowerPoint presentation, Transportation Needs and Assessment of Diverse Older Adults, Younger Adults with Disabilities and Caregivers.