Transportation Options

What are Transportation Options?

Seniors are likely to have less mobility as they age due to decreased physical ability. Transportation options alternative to cars can ensure seniors can continue to stay connected to amenities and social networks.

Approaches Met

Help seniors age-in-place

Many seniors live in residential neighborhoods that require automobile use, additional transportation options can help seniors to remain in their homes and stay connected.

Develop housing options for seniors to age-in-community

Public transportation options can lower the use of automobiles, decreased parking needs can facilitate lower cost and more diverse housing options.

Facilitate multigenerational and shared housing

Ensuring adequate parking is often a barrier to shared housing, creating transportation alternatives to automobiles can help to make shared housing feasible.

Keep seniors physically and socially connected

Transportation options keep seniors physically connected.

Create a range of price options for housing

Decreasing the need for parking can decrease construction costs.

Make it Happen

Transportation Options in Practice

Free Transit SEPTA, PA

Citizens aged 65 and older ride free on SEPTA Transit Routes (Bus, Trolley, Trackless Trolley, Broad Street/Broad Ridge Spur Line, Market Frankford Line/Norristown High Speed Line).

ROVER, Chester County, PA

ROVER is an on-demand bus service serving residents of all ages in Chester County. Service is scheduled via reservation up to 30 days in advance. ROVER will drive out of Chester County for medical trips.

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