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Good to Go: Transit Options for Older Adults

4:43 PM EDT on August 25, 2006

Tuesday, September 26, 8:00 am - 12:30 pm.
Kimmel Center, NYU, Manhattan
"Good to Go: Transit Options for Older Adults."
With James Simpson, Federal Transit Administration chief.

Registration is required. To register, please fill out the registration brochure or call (212) 992-9864.

Just as with the rest of the population, the aging population has mobility needs, but in some cases, these needs differ and cannot be addressed by just responding to the mobility and access needs of the overall population. Transit in its various forms (commuter rail, subways, buses, paratransit) is often seen affordable, easy-to-use, and flexible. Yet, according to AARP, even in urban areas where transit options are available, most individuals age 65 and older still rely on private vehicles - either their own or those of family members or friends - for their transportation needs. Recognizing that transit is only one piece of a larger set of concerns related to how the region must address the broad transportation needs of older adults, this event will set the framework for looking at the issues and challenges for the region's aging population and their interaction with the transportation system. While focusing on transit, this event will begin the education process and lay out a vision for how to create a plan that could serve as a national model.

Sponsored by NYU Wagner Rudin Center for Transportation Policy & Management, New York Metropolitan Transportation Council, AARP, Metropolitan Transportation Authority and NYU Wagner Institute for Civil Infrastructure Systems (ICIS), University Transportation Research Center (UTRC)

Registration is required. To register, please fill out the registration brochure or call (212) 992-9864.

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