Shifting Gears Private Solutions for Senior Transportation

Shifting Gears: Private Solutions for Senior Transportation

By Amelia Myers and Jaime Rall | Vol . 22, No. 25 / July 2014

NCSL NewsThe “silver tsunami” is approaching. America’s 65-and-older population is projected to reach 83.7 million in 2050, almost double the number in 2012. These seniors will need transportation options to access shopping, medical care, social activities and community services, since one of five adults over age 65 does not drive. At the same time, 79 percent of Americans age 65 and older live in car-dependent neighborhoods where there are no effective or accessible public transit options, and 88 percent of those do not plan to move.

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