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Transportation and Aging. A Community Approach!. Why community engagement? . Knowledge – Aging is universal and all have information on transportation needs. Commitment – Transit success is often dictated by a community’s attitude.

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Transportation and aging

Transportation and Aging

A Community Approach!

Why community engagement
Why community engagement?

  • Knowledge – Aging is universal and all have information on transportation needs.

  • Commitment – Transit success is often dictated by a community’s attitude.

  • Sustainability – A solution for a single day can create frustration.

Step 1 community engagement
Step 1: Community Engagement

  • Mayor and City Council – Recognize aging is changing the community.

  • Mayor and City Council – Approve formation of a ‘task group’ to identify what we know and do not know about transportation needs of the aging community.

Step 2 task group formed
Step 2: Task Group Formed

  • Mayor appoints task group members.

  • Task group has an organizing meeting electing a task group leader and defining the mission of the group.

Step 3 task group mission
Step 3: Task Group Mission

  • To learn what transit services for the aging exists in the community.

  • To learn what needs are not met in the aging community.

  • To develop a solution to meet any unmet aging needs.

Step 4 task group activities
Step 4: Task Group Activities

  • Survey Aging Community

  • Survey Service Providers

  • Analyze results

  • See what others have done

  • Develop Proposal

Step 5 task group proposal
Step 5: Task Group Proposal

  • Task Group refines the solution

  • Task Group defines days/times/routes of service proposal

  • Task Group defines cost of transit proposal

  • Task Group identifies available funding sources

  • Task Group prepares budget proposal

Step 6 presentation approval
Step 6: Presentation/Approval

  • Task Group presents Budget to City

  • Task Group prepares grant applications as needed

  • Task Group identifies local support needed to meet any shortfalls

Step 7 pre implementation
Step 7: Pre-implementation

  • Finalize route/days/hours of service

  • Gain approval of grant applications and when funding is available

  • Solicit local support as needed

  • Determine date of implementation

  • Determine marketing plan and materials

Step 8 implementation
Step 8: Implementation

  • Marketing launched at least thirty days prior to service availability.

  • Key partners in the community are brought on board to promote service

  • Local business and resident stops are used to help promote service

  • (Great Option!) School Community Service

Step 9 launch service
Step 9: Launch Service

  • Party Time – Have the Mayor and City Council lead the cheers!

  • Task Group Member(s) ride service to let residents know they have a neighbor to talk to about what is right and what is wrong.

Step 10 on going community effort
Step 10: On-going Community Effort

  • Meetings are scheduled as needed to address –

    • Number of riders

    • Route issues

    • Budget issues

    • Expansion/changes needed

    • Presentations to Mayor/City Council

    • Other local issues


  • Community Engagement ensures

    • Knowledge of who, where and when to serve

    • Existing services that can help

    • Community commitment to success

    • Sustainability

    • Team effort

Contact us
Contact Us

Mr. Goodcents Foundation

Jim Courtney

Executive Director

8997 Commerce Drive

De Soto, Kansas 66018

913-583-8444 ext. 504

[email protected]