Role of Mobility Management
AACOG's Bexar Area Agency on Aging (BAAA) Mobility Specialist is the subject matter expert on mobility and transportation for the Alamo Service Connection (ASC) Aging and Disability Resource Center (ADRC) and its partners. The role of the BAAA Mobility Specialist includes the following:
- Functions as community advocate for older adults and people with disabilities.
- Supports and helps expand specialized transportation and mobility services.
- Coordinates transportation networks and stakeholders to promote enhanced accessibility.
- Researches local transportation and mobility issues in order to identify areas with service gaps, forecast future needs, and conducts feasibility studies.
- Creates service plan development, mobility care coordination, policies, and procedures for BAAA staff and partners.
- Develops transportation resource materials for use by staff, consumers, and providers and trains BAAA staff to provide specialized client mobility assessment of older and disabled clients.
Promoting Public Transportation Accessibility for Older Adults and People with Disabilities
AACOG's Bexar Area Agency on Aging (BAAA) is the lead agency for coalition efforts of the Alamo Area Accessible Transportation Coalition Initiative (AAATCI). The coalition was formed after BAAA was selected as one of ten in the nation to receive assistance from Easter Seals Project Action (ESPA) in forming a coalition focused on improving transportation and mobility options for older adults and people with disabilities in the Alamo Area. The coalition is comprised of over 35 transportation providers, urban planners, infrastructure engineers, transit users, ADA advocates, and other stakeholders of which five subcommittees have developed to address incremental improvements to accessible transportation over the next 12 months in the following areas:
- Infrastructure Subcommittee – Promotes ADA accessible infrastructure, Complete Streets, Universal Design, and Aging in Place measures.
Dialysis Transportation Study Subcommittee– Formed to research the efficiency of transportation of patients to dialysis clinics.
- Urban-Rural Link Subcommittee – Formed to research opportunities for urban-rural coordination between Bexar County and the surrounding eleven counties.
- Sensitivity Training Subcommittee – Focuses on sensitivity training for transportation providers who serve older adults and people with disabilities.
- Grant Research Subcommittee – Researches opportunities for AAATCI members to coordinate efforts through potential new funding streams.
Quality of Life Transportation –Seeks to create new forms of transportation and supplemental programs that support quality of life transportation for social, recreational, and civic activities.
Members of AAATCI Include Representatives from the Following Organizations and Community Groups
- ADA Access Texas
- ADA Advocates
- Alamo Area Council of Governments (AACOG)
- Alamo Area Agency on Aging (Alamo AAA)
- Alamo Council of the Blind
- Alamo Local Authority
- Alamo Service Connection
- Alamo Regional Transit (ART)
- Bexar Area Agency on Aging (Bexar AAA)
- City of San Antonio (COSA) Department of Public Works
- Greater San Antonio Transportation (Yellow Cab)
- Presa Transportation
- VIA Metropolitan Transit
- Project Mend
- San Antonio-Bexar County Metropolitan Planning Organization (MPO)
- San Antonio Coalition for Veterans (SACV)
- Greater Randolph Area Services Program (GRASP)
- American Medical Response (AMR)
- Adult Protective Services (APS)
- San Antonio Independent Living Services (SAILS)
- San Antonio Lighthouse for the Blind
- Star Cab
- Social workers
- Urban and transportation planners
- Texas Department of Transportation (TXDot)
- Transportation engineers
- Transit users
Alamo Area Accessible Transportation and Mobility Newsletter Archive
Transportation and Mobility Resources for Older Adults and People with Disabilities
- Getting Around Bexar County and the Surrounding Alamo Region: A Guide for Older Adults and People with Disabilities (PDF Version) | Text Only Version
- How Aging Affects Driving
- Local Transportation Directory for Older Adults and People with Disabilities
- Call A Ride for Seniors (CARS)
- Plan a Trip Using Public Transportation
- Local Transportation Resources at a Glance
- Local Adaptive Equipment Resources
- City of San Antonio Disability Access Office
- Travel Independently Across Town or Country
- Extended Clip of Old People Driving documentary
- Alternatives for Seniors Who No Longer Drive
- National Center on Senior Transportation
- American Medical Association Resources for Older Drivers
- American Medical Association Physician's Guide to Assessing and Counseling Older Drivers
- National Highway Traffic Safety Administration