Alberta Provincial Transportation Needs Assessment of Seniors and Persons with Disabilities
In 2016-2017, Banister Research, under contract to the Medically At-Risk Driver (MARD) Centre at the University of Alberta, conducted a Provincial Transportation Needs Assessment of seniors and persons with disabilities (PWD). One of MARD's goals was to make the results available to communities throughout the province. As such, we have posted results related to seniors for the province as a whole, and for each of the 5 Alberta Health Zones (e.g., the North Zone, Edmonton Zone, Central Zone, Calgary Zone, and South Zone). There also is separate report on the unmet transportation needs of PWD.
Each of the 5 reports related to seniors provides valuable feedback on the unmet transportation needs of seniors and what seniors in your communities think alternate transportation for seniors (ATS) services should look like. The separate report on the unmet transportation needs of PWD provides valuable feedback on the unmet transportation needs of PWD what PWD think specialized transportation for PWD should look like in rural and urban Alberta.
We encourage communities throughout Alberta to access the reports and learn what seniors and PWD have to say about areas such as What is the need for ATS/ST services? Who will use the service? What types of trips are needed? What days and what times should the service be available? How do seniors/PWD want to pay for the service?
The reports are available at no cost, and all reports can be downloaded and/or printed off for community discussions.
To see the results for seniors for your zone or for provincial PWD, please click on the appropriate links below.
Persons with Disabilities; Rural/Urban AB
Ongoing MARD Projects
- New! Rural Regional Alternate Transportation for Seniors Project.
Community of Practice
MARD invites you to join its Community of Practice for Alternate Transportation for Seniors.
To join, please send us an email (email@example.com) with your name, organization, and phone number.
This Toolkit provides communities in urban and rural Alberta with the
resources needed for the successful development and implementation of
sustainable, responsive models of ATS services.
Click here to download a PDF copy of the Toolkit.