National Recognition

MY RIDE Dallas has garnered national attention and recognition as a model since it began in 2009. Its collaborative model has been honored as follows:

• MY RIDE Dallas/Dallas Area Agency on Aging was honored with a 2012 Achievement Award presented by The National Association of Area Agencies on Aging (n4a) for developing a successful, cost-effective initiative to support older adults, persons with disabilities and their family caregivers. The programs honored serve as models for other agencies seeking new and effective local approaches to address the needs of older residents and their families.

• MY RIDE Dallas was selected to present a workshop at the 2012 Aging in America Conference in March 2012 in Washington, DC. The workshop showcased strategies to help communities start and strengthen a network that meets the needs of seniors and people with disabilities through innovative transportation solutions.

• The National Center on Senior Transportation selected MY RIDE Dallas for a national grant to support transportation options counseling in 2012. The grant supports the Center’s mission: to provide innovative and effective approaches for mobility management to benefit older adults. The Network was one of eight grantees selected from 182 proposals from 39 states.

• Easter Seals Project ACTION, a national partner in accessible transportation, selected the Community Transportation Network to present Dallas area efforts in a national webinar held October 2011. The Network participated in the Easter Seals Project ACTION Accessible Transportation Coalitions Initiative in June 2010.

• MY RIDE Dallas was selected to present at multiple sessions at the National Association of Area Agencies on Aging's 2014 n4a Conference in Dallas in July, 2014, including a One Call/One Click Session, a Poster Session, host of a Round Table Discussion, and a Mobility Workshop.

• National Center on Senior Transportation, a national partner in increasing transportation options for older adults and enhancing their ability to live more independently within their communities, selected MY RIDE Dallas to present Dallas area efforts in a national webinar held in March, 2014. The Network received an NCST 2012-2013 grant to build the MY RIDE Dallas program.

• MY RIDE Dallas was selected to present a workshop at the 2014 Aging in America Conference in March 2014 in San Diego, CA. The workshop provided information about innovative transportation programs for seniors and persons with disabilities that have been developed and implemented in Dallas and Houston.
 

 

 
        

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