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Accessbility

Transit access, information helps keep seniors mobile

Our nation is undergoing a significant demographic shift. By 2050, the number of Americans aged 65 and older will more than double, while those 85 and older could increase fivefold. This population can face challenges that include increased poverty, isolation, and difficulty accessing medical care.

Photo of seniors aboard a transit busDOT has long been committed to helping older Americans continue to live with dignity in urban and rural communities alike by making a special effort to meet the transportation and mobility needs of America’s seniors.

ADA ensures that transportation is the lifeline Americans need

From day one, Transportation Secretary Anthony Foxx has talked about transportation as a lifeline connecting people with opportunities and services. And today, the 23rd anniversary of the Americans with Disabilities Act, is a fitting reminder that the work we do at DOT makes transportation more and more accessible...for everyone.