Welcome to the National Center on Senior Transportation

The National Center on Senior Transportation (NCST) strives to increase transportation options for older adults to support their ability to live independently in their homes and communities throughout the United States.


New NCST Grant Opportunity! The Ladders of Opportunity Grant Program: Connecting Seniors to Public Transportation is now available. Click through to access the full RFP, application, and a Frequently Asked Questions document. Questions can be directed to Eileen Miller at ncstgrant@n4a.org.

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Recording of MAP 21 – The “New” 5310 Program Webinar Now Available!

Looking for best practices in senior transportation?  The NCST collects best practices from the field to share as examples of successful models of senior transportation.  Read more about how communities across the U.S. are serving the transportation needs of older adults.


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Best Practices

Implementing a Community-Maintained Ride Share Program (Montana Independent Living Project)

In the Spring of 2012, the Montana Independent Living Project (MILP) in Butte, Montana received a Frontier Transportation grant from NCST. The purpose of their grant was to provide seniors and adults with disabilities with mobility management services.

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Join your colleagues in the STE to discuss the challenges and solutions in providing Non-Emergency Medical Transportation.

Non-Emergency Medical Transportation (NEMT) is a mandatory benefit in the Medicaid Program, providing a valuable service to countless Medicaid beneficiaries around the country. However, eligibility for NEMT may be limited to certain populations (the “categorically needy”) at the state’s discretion. 

There may also be limits on the number of trips that can be paid for each month or prior approval may be required for some medical trips. One challenge communities have struggled with is the coordination of NEMT rides with transit and other human services transportation services. Join your colleagues in the STE to discuss the challenges and solutions in NEMT.


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