At-risk driver program comes to Pincher

The University of Alberta’s Medically At-Risk Driver’s (MARD) Centre is conducting a pilot project in Pincher Creek aimed at enhancing transit for seniors and the disabled.

The MARD Centre is committed to improving the safety, mobility, and support of medically at-risk and medically impaired drivers and all road users.

The mission of MARD is to enhance the safety and mobility of individuals who no longer drive due to illness or disability or who choose not to drive because of age-related changes.
The vision of MARD is transportation safety and mobility for all Albertans.
To continue to conduct leading edge research that will enhance the safety and mobility of individuals who no longer drive due to illness, disability, or age-related changes and to disseminate the findings from our research to our government and community-based partners.

To collaboratively create and translate new and innovative knowledge.

To implement and evaluate innovative solutions that support the transportation safety and mobility of our target audiences.

To develop and disseminate educational materials that inform and promote community engagement on issues related to transportation safety and mobility.

To develop knowledge, solutions, practices, and services that recognize and address the differences in transportation mobility between rural and urban communities

Results from the Provincial Transportation Needs Assessment of Seniors and Persons with Disabilities (PWD)

Are you interested in learning more about the unmet transportation needs of seniors and PWD in Alberta? In each of the reports below, you can learn what seniors and PWD have to say about areas such as What is the need for ATS/ST services? Who will use the service? What types of trips are needed? What days and what times should the service be available? How do seniors/PWD want to pay for the service?

The reports are available at no cost, and all reports can be downloaded and/or printed off for community discussions. 

To see the results for seniors for your zone or for provincial PWD, please click on the appropriate links below.

North Zone

Edmonton Zone

Central Zone

Calgary Zone

South Zone

Persons with Disabilities: Rural/Urban AB

Ongoing MARD Projects

Remote Regional Alternate Transportation for Seniors Project

MARD is pleased to be working with Big Lakes Family and Community Services on the development and implementation of a Big Lakes County Rural Transportation service. Congratulations!

 

Community of Practice

MARD invites you to join its Community of Practice for Alternate Transportation for Seniors.

To join, please send us an email (mard@ualberta.ca) with your name, organization, and phone number.
 

Transportation Toolkit

The University of Alberta’s Medically At-Risk Driver (MARD) Centre, in collaboration with a number of stakeholders including the Ministry of Seniors and Housing and the Rural Municipalities of Alberta (RMA), has developed a Toolkit to assist municipalities and community organizations in building and sustaining an Alternate Transportation for Seniors (ATS) service in their region or community. 

 



To access the contents of the Toolkit, just click on the Toolkit above.