Aging America and Transportation: Personal Choices and Public Policy


Title: Aging America and Transportation: Personal Choices and Public Policy

Publication Information: Springer Publishing Company; 1 edition

Author(s): Joseph Coughlin, Ph.D., Lisa D'Ambrosio, Ph.D., Susan Shaheen, Ph.D.

Document Date: January 20, 2012

Number of Pages: 288

Abstract: This solution-focused volume fills a gap in the literature by addressing the key issues around mobility and transportation for the aging Baby Boomer generation--issues that will be significantly different than those of previous generations of older adults. This new generation, many of whom will continue to work past the traditional retirement age and expect to pursue an active lifestyle, may have to confront new transportation technology, the need to use public transportation, and ways to continue driving safely as their eyesight fades and reaction time slows down. This volume examines many of the issues faced by policymakers, transportation officials, vehicle manufacturers, health and human services professionals, and aging adults themselves as the largest generation prepares to enter late adulthood.

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Shaheen, Susan (2012). “Chapter 7: Innovative Mobility Services and Technologies: A Pathway Towards Transit Flexibility, Convenience, and Choice.” In Aging America and Transportation: Personal Choices and Public Policy. Joseph Coughlin and Lisa A. D'Ambrosio, eds. New York: Springer Publishing Company, pp. 95-116.

Key Words: mobility for older adults, public policy