Center on Aging

  • Additional Transportation Resources

     National Center on Senior Transportation 

    The National Center on Senior Transportation (NCST) has a large library of senior transportation information such as: Hanging Up the Keys? Options When Driving Retirement Becomes a Crisis.

    Copies of these resources are available as free downloads and can be found by clicking on the NCST Library here.

     Adaptive Experts Inc. 

    Adaptive Experts, Inc. is the largest driver rehabilitation company in the country with technologically advanced equipment, serving older adults and individuals with all levels of disability. It is staffed by licensed Occupational and Physical Therapists and licensed drivers/trainers. They have adaptively controlled vehicles with multiple controls. They provide on-site, behind-the-wheel driver evaluation and training. You do not need a referral for an evaluation with Adaptive Experts, Inc. Evaluation results are first discussed with the client, and then a detailed written report with recommendations is sent to the client, their physician, and/or the referral source. The policy of this program is to not report results of the evaluation to the Iowa Department of Transportation (IDOT). The company is based out of Minnesota but has services in Iowa. Adaptive Experts can be reached at 1-651-501-5680.

     AARP 

    For guidelines on when to stop driving, see: 10 Signs That it's Time to Limit or Stop Driving

     AAA Foundation for Traffic Safety 

    Useful information and suggestions for older drivers and their families. The website also offers  We Need to Talk... An award-winning publication from The Hartford regarding talking with an older family member or friend about their driving.

     Iowa Department of Transportation 

    Resources, guides, workbooks and informational brochures from the State of Iowa Department of Transportation

    Families can use this list as an objective way to monitor any changes in driving skills over time. Written notes of observations can help you make informed decisions and may be useful in conversations with healthcare providers.

    Resources for Community Leaders and Professionals

     Seniors Benefit From Transportation Coordination Partnerships - A Toolbox 

    A resource for professionals and community leaders intended to inspire and guide transportation practices in other communities.

     National Center on Senior Transportation Website 

    This Web site is the NCST's most important way of extending its information and resources to the public, including announcements, facts and tips, publications, special events, opportunities of others, and technical assistance for the aging and human service community, transit providers, and older adults and caregivers.

    Based in Washington, D.C., the NCST is approaching its one-year anniversary in August as a partnership of Easter Seals Inc. and the National Association of Area Agencies on Aging. Additional team members are the Community Transportation Association of America, the National Association of State Units on Aging, the American Society on Aging and the Beverly Foundation. A national steering committee helps to guide the center's work. The NCST is administered by the Federal Transit Administration and the U.S. Administration on Aging, and it is funded through a cooperative agreement with the FTA.

     American Automobile Association Resources