Transportation Area Agencies on Aging
Transportation is a critical component in the array of services provided by the Area Agencies on Aging (AAAs) and their local partners in New York State. Many older adults utilize the transportation services offered by the aging network to enable them to gain access to needed services and maintain their dignity, independence, and ties to their communities.
In addition to transportation funding from federal IIIB, state CSE, and other local services, $921,000 in state funding is dedicated to support the transportation services provided by the aging network in New York State. All AAAs currently expend resources on transportation. Transportation is a pivotal component in the array of services provided by the AAAs and their local partners in New York State. Many older adults utilize the transportation services offered by the Aging Network to participate in programs, get to medical appointments, go grocery shopping, etc.
NYSOFA is committed to a policy of coordinated transportation. Coordination is viewed as a means to expand transportation opportunities for constituents of all ages, and thus efforts at the state and local level to achieve coordination are encouraged. Efforts to implement coordination at the State level are lead by the New York State Department of Transportation (DOT). DOT engages several partner agencies, including NYSOFA, to further this mission.