geriatric rehabilitation, older adult, older driver, public transportation



  1. Crabtree, Jeffrey L. MS, OTD, FAOTA
  2. Troyer, Joyce D. MS, OTR
  3. Justiss, Michael D. PhD, OTR


This article explores certain characteristics of the population of older adults at the intersection of driving with a disabling condition and potentially being a public transportation passenger with a disabling condition. This population will likely place considerable pressure on society to help those who can drive, to continue to drive, and to help those who cannot drive, to use alternative transportation including public transportation. The dynamic interaction of health conditions and personal and contextual factors pose considerable challenges to rehabilitation practitioners. In this article, we also explore training and education as a possible method of helping people extend their community mobility life expectancy.