Transportation options for senior citizens

When reviewing cities most conducive to the preferences of older adults, AARP has outlined that a livable community should be one that has affordable and appropriate housing, supportive community features and services, and adequate mobility options.

Cost-effective transportation options shoudl be available to senior citizens.

Data from the Federal Highway Administration (FHA) suggests that Americans keep driving themselves later than in early generations. Per the FHA, 93 percent of men and 83 percent of women over age 50 are behind the wheel at least part of the time. For people over age 80 the percentages decrease to 78 percent for men and 52 percent for women.

To help maintain driver safety, there are some excellent online and in class driver refresher classes sponsored by AARP and the…

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