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Transportation

Transportation helps older adults maintain their independence and links them to services they need. Whether they drive their own cars or utilize a public bus, older adults depend on accessible transportation to get them everywhere from the grocery store to their doctor’s office.

The Eldercare Locator can help you learn about transportation resources, or you can contact a local Area Agency on Aging directly. To find the Area Agency on Aging in your community, enter your ZIP code or city and state in the search bar at the top of this page or speak with an information specialist at the Eldercare Locator at 1-800-677-1116.

National Aging and Disability Transportation Center (NADTC)
The NADTC focuses on accessible transportation for older adults and people with disabilities. It offers an information clearinghouse of materials and publications about a range of transportation issues.

National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA)
The NHTSA website offers resources about and for older drivers.

Clearinghouse for Older Road User Safety (ChORUS)
ChORUS serves as a central source of information pertaining to highway safety for aging drivers, passengers, pedestrians and cyclists.

Eldercare Locator Publications

Before You Give Up the Keys: Create a Roadmap for Transportation Independence
This brochure helps older adults to evaluate mobility needs, identify transportation options in their communities, and develop plans customized to their unique circumstances.

Transportation Options for Older Adults and People with Disabilities
The brochure describes various types of transportation services for older adults and people with disabilities and lists key questions to ask to determine the best option to meet individual needs.

A Talk with an Older Driver
This fact sheet offers tips on when and how to discuss driving with an older adult.