Transportation Options for a Maturing Population: Strategies and Tools for Communities and Decision Makers

By the year 2030, 70 million Americans -- twice as many as today -- will be age 65 or older. Members of the Baby Boom generation, who’ve enjoyed unprecedented mobility via the private automobile, will soon present the nation’s transportation system with tremendous challenges. Highway officials will see growing numbers of unsafe drivers, as well as vulnerable pedestrians, on the roadways. Transit operators will be called upon to provide special services for seniors who’ve given up their car keys and find themselves isolated in suburban and rural areas. To prepare States for the challenges ahead, the Eno Transportation Foundation, in collaboration with the Association of State Highway Transportation Officials (AASHTO) and the National Cooperative Highway Research Program (NCHRP), hosted a national forum on elderly mobility on November 4-5, 2004, in Washington, DC. The program featured presentations on the latest research in the field, on the status of federal policy development, and on early “safe mobility” initiatives now operating in various communities. Participants representing a wide array of stakeholders developed consensus around priorities for action by federal and state leaders as they prepare to meet the bow-wave of aging boomers. The meeting agenda is presented in Appendix A. The list of attendees is provided in Appendix B. Appendices C through H contain papers prepared for the forum.


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  • Media Type: Digital/other
  • Edition: Final Report
  • Features: Appendices; Figures; Photos; References; Tables;
  • Pagination: 101p

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  • Accession Number: 01673840
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Report/Paper Numbers: NCHRP Project 20-24, Task 24
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Jun 18 2018 5:16PM