2012 Think Tank

The Westchester Alliance selected nine undergraduate and graduate students to form a Think Tank between May and July 2012. The Think Tank identified innovative and sustainable strategies to address long‐standing transportation challenges facing older adults in the low‐density northeast corner of the County where public transportation is unavailable.

Of primary concern were three issues:

  • Ensuring access to personal homecare services by workers who do not drive
  • Improving coordination of volunteer rides and town van services
  • Providing relief for family caregivers through better coordination of regional ride services


2012 Think Tank Report


1. Westchester Alliance Planning Meeting 5/29/12

2. Think Tank Team Flyer

3. Think Tank Orientation Days 1 & 2

4. Notes from Think Tank Sessions 1 & 2

5. Notes from Think Tank Session 3

6. Finding Transportation Services For Seniors

7. Final Student Presentations

7.1 Improving Access to Home Health Aides in Northeast Westchester by Carol Concannon & Jean Fulton

7.2 Government Owned Vehicles by Christina Bryce

7.3 United Transportation Services of Northern Westchester by Marc Kowtko

7.4 Think Tank Paper by Kate Zadek

8. AARP Transportation Survey

9. MetroPool Information and Contract


Related References

Final Report  Demand Responsive Mobility March 2011

WeiLi Senior Transportation

Tools for caregivers: Senior Transportation Options Template