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PASADENA TRANSPORTATION SERVICES(1)

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PASADENA TRANSPORTATION SERVICES(1)

    TRANSPORTATION SERVICES

     A Guide for Seniors: Finding the Right

     Transportation Option for You

     Public Provided by: Transportation _________________ “Your Organization” Older Driver Resources Street Address ________________ City, State Zip Code Specialized Transportation Phone Number

    Provided by “Your Organization”

    Transportation Services

    Transportation Options

    This page is reserved for an introductory paragraph about your booklet. If you do not wish to include an introduction, deleting this page will result in the Preface being your first page.

    If you have any questions, or would like additional copies of this booklet, please write to:

    YOUR ORGANIZATION

    Address

    City, State Zip Code

    Or Call: Phone Number

    Transportation Services

    Table Of Contents

    True/ False Quiz ...................................1 Caregiver Considerations ...................2 Automobile ...........................................4 ; Older Driver Resources

    Public Transit .................................... ?? ; Buses

    ; Voucher/Discount Programs

    Paratransit ......................................... ?? ; ADA Transit

    ; Senior Transit

    Private Transit ................................... ?? ; Taxis

    ; Chauffeur Services

    ; Volunteer Programs

    Specialized Transit ........................... ?? ; Hospital-Based Programs

    ; Business Shuttles

    True/False Quiz Answers ................. ?? Transportation Facts ........................ ?? Index of STPs Options ...................... ?? Information & Education .................. ?? Transportation Resources ............... ??

    Transportation Services

    True/False Quiz

    The following 10 questions are to test your knowledge about senior transportation. Please mark each statement with a “T”–true and “F”–false.

    ;__ 90% of people over the age of 65 continue to drive their automobiles (have valid driver’s licenses).

    __ Dial-A-Ride programs only provide

    transportation to people who are disabled. __ Recent research indicates most people should be able to continue driving throughout their life. __ Less than 5% of the population in the US uses public transportation.

    __ Every city in the US is required to provide public transit services to its residents.

    __ Volunteer drivers for individuals or organizations must report any payment for mileage to the IRS. __ Volunteer drivers that use their own vehicles need personal auto insurance.

    (__ Adults 65+ have the highest pedestrian death rate than any age group, even children.

    __ The 85+ population will grow 30% in the United States by the year 2009.

    __ Rural communities get more than their fair share of transportation dollars.

    ANSWERS FOUND ON PAGE __ (fill in page #)

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    Transportation Services

    Caregiver Considerations

    Whether you are looking for transportation for yourself, or you are a caregiver in search of transportation for seniors, you may want to consider the following questions before deciding on a transportation option. Then use these questions to gather more detailed information from the transportation provider you are considering.

1. What is the service area?

    2. Is there a limitation on distance?

    3. How much will the service cost?

    4. Will insurance pay for rides provided by the

    service?

    5. Are there requirements to qualify for the service?

    If so, what are they?

    6. Is there an evaluation that must take place prior

    to the first ride?

    7. Is there a membership fee that must be paid

    before scheduling rides with the service? 8. How far in advance must reservations be made? 9. Are rides provided in the evenings, on weekends

    or on holidays?

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    Transportation Services

    10. Are rides provided to social as well as medical or

    shopping appointments?

    11. Are door-through-door, door-to-door or curb-to-

    curb services provided?

    12. Are rides provided to people who use

    wheelchairs?

    13. Do riders stay in their wheelchair, or are they

    transferred to a seat during the ride?

    14. Is there an escort or attendant in the vehicle with

    the driver?

    15. Does someone stay with me/my family member

    during appointments?

    16. Can a family member serve as an escort? If so,

    is there an extra cost associated?

    17. Will there be a wait when picked up from home?

    If so, how long?

    18. Will there be a wait when picked up for my return

    trip? If so, how long?

    19. Will the driver or attendant come into the

    office/building for the return trip?

    20. Will other passengers be riding? If so, what is the

    maximum length of time of the ride while others

    are being picked-up/dropped-off?

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    Transportation Services

    Automobile

Include information about resources for older drivers

    and caregivers.

    Older Driver Resources

Key information of interest to the reader - literature

    offered for older drivers.

; AAA Foundation for Traffic Safety

    1-202-638-5944

    www.aaafoundation.org

    www.seniordrivers.org

    ; National Highway Traffic Safety Administration

    1-888-327-4236

    www.nhtsa.dot.gov

; GrandDriver

    1-888-472-6303

    www.granddriver.info

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    Transportation Services

    Public Transit

    Helpful information to include would be bus routes, ticket prices, eligibility requirements for discounts and vouchers.

Buses

    Include key information of interest to the reader about local bus systems.

; ABC City Bus

    Address

    City, State Zip Code

    Phone Number

Voucher/Discount Programs

    Key information of interest to the reader might include discounts available, contact information and hours of operation.

; ABC Discount/Voucher Program

    Address

    City, State Zip Code

    Phone Number

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    Transportation Services

    Paratransit

    Inform the reader about the difference between public transit and paratransit and include organizations that focus on seniors. Similar to public transit, information to include would be bus routes, ticket prices, eligibility requirements for discount service and membership.

ADA Transit

    Helpful information might include the American’s with Disabilities Act (ADA) policy, and transportation programs for seniors with disabilities.

; ABC Paratransit

    Address

    City, State Zip Code

    Phone Number

Senior Transit

    Information to be included could be: service territory, reservations, type of vehicle, escorts, hours of operation, etc.

; Dial-A-Ride

    Address

    City, State Zip Code

    Phone Number

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    Transportation Services

    Private Transit

    Information that could be gathered includes driver training and hours of operation.

Taxis

    Key information of interest to the reader might be taxi

    rates and their service area.

; ABC Taxi Company

    Address

    City, State Zip Code

    Phone Number

Chauffeur Services

    Key information of interest to the reader might be chauffeur rates and their service area.

; ABC Chauffeur Service

    Address

    City, State Zip Code

    Phone Number

Volunteer Programs

    Of interest to the reader might be mission statement, cost per ride, eligibility and service area.

; ABC Volunteer Transit Program

    Address

    City, State Zip Code

    Phone Number

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