Strengthening Coordinated Transportation Systems for People with Disabilities and Older Adults

​The goal of this 5-year Department of Health and Human Services project is to build upon proven models and approaches that can be used by states and communities across the country to involve people with disabilities and older adults in the design and implementation of coordinated transportation systems in ways that successfully make those systems responsive to the needs of these populations. Applications due June 6. Learn more and apply... Read more

Livable Transit Corridors: Methods, Metrics, and Strategies

​This report from the Transportation Research Board presents practical planning and implementation strategies to enhance livability in transit corridors. This handbook provides a resource for planning practitioners, policy makers, and other stakeholders to measure, understand, and improve transit corridor livability. Download report for free... Read more

Cultural Corridor Consortium Grants

Transportation for America is seeking to award $50,000 (each) to creative placemaking projects in three cities that engage residents, attract the attention of local public works and transportation agencies, and spark new conversations that bring more people to the table to plan and implement new transportation investments. T4America is especially committed to funding collaborative projects that expand transportation opportunities and local control for low-income people, recent immigrants, and people of color living in communities that have experienced disproportionate disinvestment and... Read more

Denver’s Commuter Corridors Are No Longer Just for Cars

As the City of Denver grapples with a surging population, intensifying traffic at all hours of the day and high demand for driving alternatives, public works officials increasingly are dividing up precious pavement, ending the decades of supremacy enjoyed by cars. Transportation planners say making Broadway more accessible to cyclists and transit is a way to increase its travel capacity and create better, more reliable alternatives for people who don’t drive to get around. Read more... Read more

Surface Transportation System Funding Alternative

The Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) issued a Notice of Funding Opportunity for the FY17 Surface Transportation System Funding Alternatives (STSFA) program. The purpose of the STSFA program is to provide states with grants to demonstrate user-based alternative revenue mechanisms that utilize a user fee structure to maintain the long-term solvency of the Federal Highway Trust Fund. Each funded project must address certain issues, including equity concerns. Applications due June 12. Learn more and apply... Read more

Need a Ride in Farm Country or in a Distant Exurb? How One Company Wants to Help

Getting a ride around town from a Lyft or Uber is common for urban dwellers. One company is trying to see if that model will translate to rural America. The goal of ride-sharing service Liberty Mobility Now is not to replace existing public transit systems or taxis, but to “fill in the gaps” and also build a customer base among passengers with special needs and pairing them with drivers trained to meet those needs. Read more... Read more
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