FDOT Awards Aging Road User Grant

A lack of alternative transportation impacts older adults, especially those who may not drive and need transportation to reach community services (e.g., health care, shopping) as well as social activities. To help address this need, the Florida Department of Transportation (FDOT) Safety Office has awarded the Department of Occupational Therapy a $174,000 grant to provide an alternative transportation database, and an interactive mapping website for identifying transportation solutions for aging road users. Department of OT PI Dr. Sherrilene Classen and team members Dr. Sandra Winter and Mr. Jason Rogers work collaboratively with UF team members from the Department of Urban and Regional Planning and FDOT on this project. These efforts support FDOT’s Find-A-Ride initiative and the coordinated outreach effort of Florida’s Safe Mobility for Life Coalition.