The TransitPlanning 4 All project is sponsored by the Department of Health and Human Services' Administration for Community Living (ACL) in collaboration with the Department of Transportation's Federal Transit  Administration (FTA). 

The Administration for Community Living (ACL) is sponsoring the Transit Planning 4 All project to demonstrate the value that inclusive processes can bring to community transportation efforts. Transit Planning 4 All brings together an extraordinary partnership of the US Department of Health and Human services Administration for Community Living (ACL), the Community Transportation Association of America (CTAA), the National Association of Area Agencies on Aging, the Institute for Community Inclusion, and DJB Evaluation Consulting Group.

Promoting Inclusive Planning

TransitPlanning 4 All is currently funding and, in previous rounds, has funded pilot projects across the nation, each seeking to increase inclusion.  

Inclusive transportation planning produces better results. A well-designed inclusive transportation planning process - one that actively involves older adults and people with disabilities throughout the process - leads to the development of community and public transportation programs that effectively meet the needs of the people for whom they are designed to serve.

Transit Planners

Federal statutes and guidelines have long required public participation in planning transit projects. Inclusive planning enables significant involvement of impacted communities. While these efforts allow comment on specific projects, many transit agencies are going beyond traditional public meetings to embrace a more inclusive approach and flexible strategies to support the planning process.

Persons with Disabilities

For persons with disabilities, involvement in the transportation planning process is central to full inclusion in community life. The landmark Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), which became law in 1990, was the first step to ensure that people with disabilities have the same opportunities as everyone   else to participate in the mainstream of American life. Public transportation facilities and service requirements are an important part of the promise of the ADA.

Older Adults

The Older Americans Act, passed in 1965, and it's subsequent amendments have created a federally-mandated, state and local aging network that is comprised of the federal Administration on Aging, State Units on Aging, and local Area Agencies on Aging (known as AAAs). Services provided by AAAs are determined by federal law, but are guided by a planning process that emphasizes community engagement to determine the most important needs of older adults in each community.