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Linda Bailey, author of this report prepared for the Surface Transportation Policy Project, presented these findings at the recent Safe Mobility Forum sponsored by the NJ Foundation for Aging and the Voorhees Transportation Center of Rutgers University. The Report was released in April 2004. Ms. Bailey joined a panel of experts at the forum discussing future transportation needs of older adults. Here is the Summary of her reported. The title presents the dilemma clearly, Aging Americans… 
Integrated and Continuing Transportation Services for Seniors
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Challenges, Experiences, and Future Directions of Senior Centers Serving the Portland Metropolitan Area
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Aging in Place: A State Survey of Livability Policies and Practices
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Healthy, equitable transportation policy: recommendations and research.
>> There is a deep and evolving knowledge base about the links between transportation and health. Research shows that when properly designed, transportation systems can provide exercise
Aging in Place in Naturally Occurring Retirement Communities: Transforming Aging Through Supportive Service Programs
An overview of the NORC-SSP model is provided, the potential impact of NORC -SSPs on cultural perceptions of aging is reviewed, and the impacts and implications of NORCs on public policy and the aging services arena are discussed.
Transportation in Michigan: older adults and caregivers
This literature review is to support the development of two statewide surveys related to older adult transportation and to help the Michigan Department of Transportation determine measures and programs that might be useful to implement in Michigan.
Developing Brokered Community Transportation for Seniors and People With Disabilities
A team of social work faculty and students from the University of New Hampshire (UNH) Social Work Outreach Center, a center that provides service learning opportunities to students, collaborated with a local coalition to investigate the specific transportation needs of the region's senior citizens.
Designing Communities to Enhance the Safety and Mobility of Older Adults
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Ride or Relocate
The American population continues to mature with an impending "aging tsunami" just a few years away. Public transportation provides freedom to much of the aging population who would otherwise be
Barriers to using fixed-route public transit for older adults.
Although public transit is available for many older adults, actual and perceived barriers prohibit its use. This study examines what older persons perceive as barriers to using fixed-route public


Promoting safe walking and cycling to improve public health: lessons from The Netherlands and Germany.
A wide range of measures are available to improve the safety of walk and cycling in American cities, both to reduce fatalities and injuries and to encourage walking and cycling.