Independent Living Resources

University of Montana Research and Training Center on Disabilities in Rural Communities
http://rtc.ruralinstitute.umt.edu/

Kansas University Research and Training on Independent Living
http://www.rtcil.org/

 

Transportation Resources 

Current State of Transportation for People with Disabilities.  A 220 page report from NCD published in 2005.

http://www.ncd.gov/newsroom/publications/2005/pdf/current_state.pdf

 

The Federal Interagency Coordinating Council on Access and Mobility. Summarizes the United We Ride program and provides many tools for coordination. http://www.unitedweride.gov/

 

An excellent report on the status of senior transportation and recommendations. http://www.transact.org/library/reports_html/seniors/aging.pdf

 

Making Transportation Work for People with Disabilities in Rural America - A how-to manual in organizing and operating a voucher model.http://scholarworks.umt.edu/cgi/viewcontent.cgi?article=1026&context=ruralinst_independent_living_community_participation

 

Tribal Transportation: Barriers and Solutions http://aidtac.ruralinstitute.umt.edu/tribaltransportation.htm

 

Rural Transportation - A fact sheet that outlines national patterns http://scholarworks.umt.edu/cgi/viewcontent.cgi?article=1023&context=ruralinst_independent_living_community_participation

 

Inequities in Rural Transportation - A basic fact sheet on the allocation of transit  funds between urban and rural areas before the recent Act. http://scholarworks.umt.edu/cgi/viewcontent.cgi?article=1022&context=ruralinst_independent_living_community_participation

 

Websites with many resources for transportation advocacy:

 

Rural Institute Transportation Page

http://rtc.ruralinstitute.umt.edu/community-participation-independent-living/project-develop-and-evaluate-a-voucher-system-for-increasing-access-to-transportation-for-people-with-disabilities-living-in-rural-areas/

 

 Easter Seals Project Action Rural Transportation Page

http://www.projectaction.org/ResourcesPublications/RuralTransportation.aspx