We invite you to read our Summer 2016 Newsletter, for all the latest on the TRIPPS program!
This week is a scorcher in New England, with 90+ degree temperatures and dry air. Area heat advisories warn people to keep cool and avoid pushing themselves too much.
Please note: The text for this article is taken from a press release issued on 12 July 2016 by the Boston Region Metropolitan Planning Organization. The Boston Region Metropolitan Planning Organization (MPO) has released an amendment to its Long-Range Transportation Plan (LRTP), Charting Progress to 2040, for a 30-day public-review period, and will be accepting comments from members of the public through August 10, 2016.
Join MassMobility at their next forum on volunteer driver programs on July 19! The agenda will include a discussion about using software to schedule rides, as well as discussions about liability and insurance options.
The Massachusetts Association of Councils On Aging (MCOA) is urgently asking for your help in protecting SHINE, this critical, volunteer-driven program for seniors. The bill, which cuts off funding for the SHINE program, has already passed the Senate and is now making its way to the House.
On June 16th, 2016, five panelists gathered at the Brookline Senior Center to share with the public their expertise and experienced getting around without driving. The panelists all use a combination of various options, including walking, cycling, taking the T, riding the bus, using The RIDE, and using ride-hailing apps like Uber, Lyft, and Fasten. Update: Complete video of this panel discussion is now available on YouTube!
The bright folks at the MIT AgeLab invite you to participate in a new survey on your preferences and opinions regarding automated driving technology. The survey will take less than ten minutes and is an important part of a larger study focused on understanding the impact of emerging safety technologies on driver performance, attention, distraction, and safety. AgeLab would appreciate your assistance in helping their researchers explore these topics.
“Driving retirement” is similar to retirement from work or any other life transition. Change is always hard, and each change brings with it its own set of not only challenges, but also rewards.
Are you concerned about the safety of a loved one’s driving? Perhaps you are you having a hard time starting or having a serious conversation with your loved one about your concerns? AAA Northeast now offers a free online tool that might help you.
We are pleased to announce the release of our very first TRIPPS newsletter! Enjoy reading the newsletter, and please let us know if you have any comments or questions. TRIPPS Newsletter Spring 2016