Promising Practices

Mobility management professionals work collaboratively across sectors to create new promising practices that expand community members’ mobility.

Below is an ever-growing list of promising practices from communities around the country, listed with the most recent uploaded practice first. Click on the Topic menu to search for specific types of promising practices or simply scroll through to find one you are interested in.

Once you click on the practice, it will take you to a more detailed description.

Taxi-Based Employment Program in Partnership with WIB

Taxi-Based Employment Program in Partnership with WIB

  • Date: December 20, 2023

In partnership with the local Workforce Board, FRTA received a grant to fund taxi rides for workers needing to get to second and third shift jobs during hours when public transit was not operating. In addition to getting a ride to work, participants could also stop at a childcare facility if they needed to drop off or pick up their children on the way.

Medical Transportation Using Multiple Programs

Medical Transportation Using Multiple Programs

  • Date: December 20, 2023

With a combination of Title 3 funding and private donations SeniorCare operates a volunteer driver program for medical transportation, using AmeriCorps Seniors RSVP volunteers. They also set out to become knowledgeable about other transportation options in the region, and to share that information with their riders.

Outreach to Older Adults

Outreach to Older Adults

  • Date: December 20, 2023

On the Go: Enticing Seniors to Try Salina’s Public Transportation program began in 2022 as a partnership between the Salina Senior Center, OCCK Transportation and the Mobility Manager for North Central Kansas. The goal of the program is to increase the number of senior citizens using Salina’s public transportation system.

Long-Distance Medical Transportation

Long-Distance Medical Transportation

  • Date: December 19, 2023

To promote access for Cape Cod residents to specialty medical appointments in Boston, the Cape Cod Regional Transit Authority (CCRTA) has run a Boston Hospital shuttle since 2001. The shuttle starts on the Outer Cape and picks passengers up at seven stops in different Cape towns, and then drives into Boston and drops passengers off at their appointments.

Using Disability Waivers to pay for Ridehailing Trips

Using Disability Waivers to pay for Ridehailing Trips

  • Date: December 19, 2023

Dakota County residents with disabilities and older adults have long experienced a mismatch between their transportation needs and what’s been available to fill those needs. That mismatch has been characterized by limited days, hours, and areas of service, various eligibility requirements, and the necessity for significant pre-planning of trips.

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