Class Note for AE 750 at KU
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SENIOR MOBILITY OPTIONS IN RURAL COMMUNITIES October 23 2006 Jon E Burkhardt prepared for the 17th National Rural Public and Intercity Bus Transportation Conference Stevenson Washington Seniors Benefit from Transportation Coordination Partnerships A Toolbox 3 Major Products from Administration on Aging I Westat gtHow to Establish and Maintain DoorthroughDoor Transportation Services for Seniors gtSeniors Bene t from Transportation Partnerships gtCommunity Transportation Template gtCRROM with all products gtwwwaoagovlpro transportationltransportationasp a COMING TRANSPORTATION CHALLENGES gt LOTS of changes and challenges on the horizon regarding future travel needs esp for seniors and persons with special needs gt Current services and organizations are not con gured to address these challenges gt Limited funding limited understanding of mobility gt Need new policy new services new management new support gt Interesting advancements are now being implemented gt Outcomes more choices more independence gt We need to start NOW 3 65 Age 69 69 impairment or health problem 69 female 69 below poverty line 69 3 or more ADL limitations 210 344 96 3Ls 450 as 627 Problems that TD Individuals Have Public transportation is limited nonexistent 33 Don t have a car Disability makes transportation hard to use No one to depend on BTS 2003 26 17 12 LDE 39I39II39IIIII ITIITIII 111 r In u u u I JM39I39IIIJ IUIIIJZI uIII1I I39j I quotrm Q A 1339 14 W 7 J 39 u Uu r if DOORTHROUGHDOOR TRANSPORTATION SERVICES gt We provide the trips that feed the seniors spirits gt Provides more freedom and independence for those who use these services and theircaregivers gt Allows people to age in place It ensures that we don t let people down They can depend on us in the long haul KINDS OF DOORTHROUGHDOOR SERVICES gt Gentle support opening doors gt Physical support handson assistance for balance etc gt Activity support helping the rider at the destination gt Personal support dressing groceries personal friendships EXAMPLES OF DOORTHROUGHDOOR SERVICES gt Bedford Ride Bedford Virginia gt Gadabout Transportation Services Ithaca NY gt Kaunoa Senior Services Paia Hawaii gt Ride Connection Portland Oregon gt TRIP Riverside California gt West Austin Caregivers West Austin Texas BEDFORD RIDE Rural Southwestern Virginia gt 750 square miles 69000 persons gt Area Agency local hospital churches and CBOs gt Volunteer drivers systemowned vehicles gt 110000 per year 5000 oneway longdistance trips gt Medical and shopping trips only gt Weekdays only GADABOUT Central NY rural urban gt 476 square miles 110000 persons gt Public transit social service agencies university gt Volunteer and paid drivers systemowned vehicles only gt 990000 60000 trips gt Most trip purposes gt Weekdays only KAUNOA Maui County gt 729 square miles 118000 population gt County Office on Aging I Dept of Housing amp Human Concerns gt Most trips by paid drivers in countyowned vehicles gt 350000 17000 trips gt All trip purposes gt Weekdays only square miles 1500000 persons Public transit 33 agencies providing the trips 5 401 volunteers 268 paid drivers personal agency vehicles gt 52 million 300000 trips gt Multiple service types all trip purposes gt Mostly weekdays but loaned vehicles services TRIP Urban rural Riverside County gt 7200 square miles 1700000 persons gt Transportation Commission Office on Aging gt Volunteer drivers only personal vehicles only gt System pays riders who reimburse drivers for mileage gt 350000 30000 trips gt All trip purposes gt 247365 Number of trips per year 50000 or less Per trip costs 10 15 long distances 20 30 Average annual budgets 50000 gt Budget range 35000 52 million gt Smallest potential service 4000 shortdistance trips 39 15000 20 000 per year I7 1rthrudoor senior services Tompkins Co NY Privately financed senior trips Portland Maine Volunteers assisting public transit Portland Oregon Coordinated transportation plans North Carolina igt Local aging transportation plans San gt Consumeroriented transportation St Aug 39 gt Multistate large rural region 7 Ce exchange program quot252 Medicaid transit passes Brokered paratransit services gt Free transit for paratransit riders gt Outsourcing ADA paratransit gt Travel training gt Regional coordination thru ITS Suburban Detroit Severna Park MD Dade Co FL Pittsburgh PA Charlottesville Minneapolis And a Few More Great Ideas gt School social service trips gt Reestablishing interurban routes gt Multimodal brokered services gt Senior assistance advocacy gt NextBus ITS realtime arrival gt Lowfloor vehicles Ottumwa IA Eastern Indiana Monroe Co NY Arlington VA San Francisco etc Many sites Components of the Age Wave In 1900 4 of the US population was 65 or older in 2030 21 of the US population will be 65 or older At 65 years old today men can expect to live 16 more years and women can expect 19 more years There are now more seniors than teenagers in the US In 2020 10000 persons will turn 65 every day In 2040 there will be more persons 85 than there were persons 65 in 1960 In 2050 40 of 65 year olds will live to be 90 W 21 Trend Data o More seniors More trips by seniors More trips by seniors in autos More persons with disabilities More persons with reduced mobility More spatial dispersion dedensification From Awareness to Action What to Work For More accurate informed public perceptions Comprehensive public policy partnerships More funding for transportation services Support for new mobility and pricing options Mobility planning at the local level Intelligent approaches to driving safety Support for innovations and service quality Contact Information Jon Burkhardt WESTAT 1650 Research Blvd Rockville Maryland 20854 U S A Jon Bu rkhardtWestatcom 3012942806
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