Community Leaders and Advocates Work to Improve Senior Mobility
On April 18, regional leaders, transportation professionals and advocates, and engaged citizens came together to help craft a plan to improve senior mobility in the region. The summit on the Greater Kansas City Framework for Senior Mobility helped to develop community based solutions to a common and quickly growing issue- senior transportation. + more
The housing and transportation needs of our region’s aging population are changing. Demographics show that seniors are downsizing and looking to live in more walkable, accessible, transit friendly neighborhoods. But not only are older adult preferences changing, their ability to live safe, independent lives based on the automobile is diminishing.
The summit focused on three main areas: transportation services and mobility management, transportation infrastructure, and older driver safety. The goal of the summit was to develop strategies and action steps leaders and planners could take to help ensure transportation coordination, the development of infrastructure that addresses seniors’ needs, and to increase safety for drivers and pedestrians.
The “Silver Tsunami” is coming towards the Kansas City region. It is vital that we develop a framework and guide for leaders to follow in improving the quality of life for our older adult population. The summit on older adult transportation was an important step in paving the way for a safer and more independent future for our citizens.
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Who We Are
TransitWorksForUs.org is an initiative of Jackson County and the Kansas City Regional Transit Alliance (KCRTA) to help improve and enhance rapid transportation in our community. It is important to the process that our entire community is educated about potential regional transit options. We hope you find the information on this website valuable and that you engage and make this website your own. + more
In order to be competitive in the future, our region needs to develop a regional system of transportation that connects communities and people. Vibrant, sustainable and healthy communities around the country and around the world have several things in common. One of these major items is a comprehensive transit system. Imagine a network of travel options bringing communities together – and bringing people together!
Do you want better mass transit options in the Kansas City area? Then, we need you! Find out more about Kansas City public transportation and get involved today.
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