"Technology has made Public Transportation More Sustainable" and in the same context, pouring the light on the aging society to ease their commute, transportation technology has come up with astounding options. Let's scroll below to check out more about how technology benefits the elderly.
When it comes to Colorado's aging population, various challenges for the elderly ranging from health care, medical care, and social security are the points of concern. As Colorado's older population is growing faster than most others: In 2010, 10.9 percent of Colorado residents were 65 or older, according to U.S. Census Bureau estimates. In 2016, it raised to 13.4 percent. Furthermore, the United States Census 2020 catalogue the population of Colorado at 5,773,714, an increase of 14.80% since the 2010 United States Census. As per Colorado State, Demography Office predicts the older populace will rise to 1.27 million by 2030.
New technologies for the old are creating, comfortable and easy to access transit processes and transportation options with functional services that would benefit the old age populace to reach their necessary destination without any hassle.
Older People and Public Transport Challenges
Aging societies are becoming a major challenge to public transport in Colorado. This elder community requires many medical requirements, for which they need to visit hospitals, and medical stores and get physical examinations done, lack of accessible and reliable transportation facilities can have a poor impact on their health.
This challenge is even more predominant in rural areas of the state:
- 73% of Colorado’s 64 counties are rural; 17 are urban, 24 are rural and 23 are frontier.
- 77% of Colorado’s landmass, or approximately 79,884 square miles, is rural (see map for designations).
- Nearly 1,700 square miles, the average rural county covers. With approximately 4,773 square miles, Las Animas is the largest county it's near about four times the size of Rhode Island.
Transport and mobility need for aging society in Colorado's rural areas require attention, as a huge mass of elder age do reside in rural Colorado which requires prominent transportation services for older citizens.
How Transportation Technology Software help older citizens to commute
Having reliable transit is a simple solution that can help the elder people in the best way. These reliable transit services are safer than driving, which connect them to medical care and recreation comfortably. With emerging technologies to support an aging population the amazing Software are available to create good transit.
The software provides “assisted transportation” for seniors who need “door to door” service. Software as a Solution (SaaS) platforms helps transit agencies to deliver transportation services to seniors at their doorsteps.
Where is this happening in Colorado?
There are several communities in Colorado that have found the solution to this challenge. Example: Montrose, Olathe, Nucla, Naturita, Norwood, Paradox, Bedrock, and Redvale. Transit providers like ‘All Points Transit (APT)’ are using software such as QRyde as a solution to cater to the challenge.
All Points Transit (APT) of Montrose, CO recently selected HBSS for a 5-year contract to provide the QRyde software suite. The mission of All Points Transit is to promote independence and accessibility for seniors, persons with disabilities, and the general public by providing safe and reliable transportation in their service areas – Montrose County, including the communities of Montrose, Olathe, Nucla, Naturita, Norwood, Paradox, Bedrock and Redvale; and Delta County, including the communities.