Virginia is experiencing population aging because of an increasing life expectancy. The number of Virginians aged 65 and older is estimated to be more than double from approximately 0.9 million today to about 1.8 million by the year 2030 (Virginia Department for the Aging, 2009).
Making cities age-friendly is one of the most effective policy approaches for responding to demographic aging (World Health Organization). Accessible and affordable transportation is one of essential feature to build a “Community for All Ages.” Mobility is critical for older adults to access social resources such as health care and to participate in community activities such as volunteering.
Virginia state institutions and higher education research institutes have initiated programs, services, and research projects to promote mobility among older adults. This Aging-Mobility Network has been launched to facilitate collaborations and alliances among institutions.