Transportation Assistance and Support

The Easterseals Transportation Group is an international leader in improving accessible transportation services and systems. We create the tools and build the knowledge of policymakers, transportation agency administrators, human services professionals, caregivers, and advocates to empower communities to be innovators and change-makers. Our work diminishes mobility challenges and creates more equitable access to services and settings that everyone should be able to enjoy.

Whether you're looking to get involved and learn about accessible transportation options or partner with transportation experts to develop accessible processes and systems, you're in the right place!

Projects and Happenings

Easterseals and the Transportation Research Board (TRB)
Easterseals recently announced participation in the Transportation Research Board (TRB). TRB is affiliated with the National Academy of Sciences and is the research arm of the transportation industry. Judy Shanley, Partner Director at The National Center for Mobility Management and Assistant Vice President of Education & Youth Transition at Easterseals National, was named co-chair of the AME50 Committee on Mobility and Accessibility. Easterseals looks forward to continuing this important transportation and accessibility work on an international scale.

Integrating Emergency Management and Mobility Management
The National Center for Mobility Management (NCMM), an organization within the Easterseals Transportation group, lead the development of a brief about the connections between mobility management and emergency management. This underscores the importance of transportation and mobility aligning with community needs. Read more.

Transportation Advocacy Mentoring Initiative (TAMI)
The Transportation Advocacy Mentoring Initiative is a self-advocacy tool for youth with disabilities that Easterseals developed with Partners for Youth with Disabilities and the Administration for Community Living. Read more.

NADTC's Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Initiative
The National Aging and Disability Transportation Center (NADTC)’s Diversity Initiative supports communities to help ensure that transportation services are both equitable and accessible. Read more.

Transit Assessment Toolkit
The Transit Assessment Toolkit incorporates a series of checklists designed to assist new transit managers in assessing the current state of operations. The toolkit provides suggestions for improvement in the areas of human resources, communications, finance, operations, facilities and vehicle maintenance, and emergency preparedness. Read more.

Travel Training Certification
Easterseals Project Action (ESPA) offers a comprehensive certification program for travel training instructors. Read more.

3 Ways We Break Down Barriers

A woman in a wheelchair on a bus lift looking off to her rightThe Easterseals Transportation Group facilitates three technical assistance centers:

  • The National Aging and Disability Transportation Center helps promote the availability of accessible transportation options and develops resources to support organizations in their efforts to connect with transportation and mobility services in their community.
  • The National Center for Mobility Management identifies organizations in your state, region, or local community that could connect you to the most appropriate transportation service and support the development of coordinated transportation networks.
  • Project Action Consulting provides customized training solutions and technical expertise on the Americans with Disabilities Act and accessibility consulting for transportation providers.
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