The Mobility Needs of Older Americans: Implications for Transportation Reauthorization
July 01, 2003The Brookings Institution
The report highlights the projected demographic change in America's aging population and its relation to our nation's transportation system. According to the report, by the year 2030, there will be more than 70 million Americans over the age of 65, more than double what is was in 2000. The author, Sandra Rosenbloom, emphasizes the grave danger of over-reliance on the automobile, in terms of elderly mobility and accessibility and offers a host of policy options for reauthorization of TEA-21, the federal transportation bill.