Accessible transportation to appointments, shopping, grocery stores, activities or social events is a big part of independent living for all Minnesotans.
The Minnesota Board on Aging is working to create and expand transportation options and remove barriers statewide. This includes coordination of a variety of user-oriented, affordable and accessible transportation types (public transit, volunteer driver, cab, Uber/Lyft and more) as well as street and sidewalk design.
Minnesota supports transportation funding through federal Older Americans Act funds. This translates into more than 80,000 rides to thousands of older adults across the state. To work toward its goal of transit coordination accessibility the MBA is part of Minnesota Council on Transportation Access, which was established to study, evaluate, oversee and make recommendations to improve the coordination, availability, accessibility, efficiency, cost-effectiveness and safety of transportation services provided to the transit public.