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The about-face came just six days after an internal audit of the city's public transportation system was released to the council. In it is a recommendation to raise paratransit rates to $2.50 a ride from the $2 fee riders have paid since 1996.
Since the ADA’s signing in 1990, AC Transit and BART have worked to ensure disabled residents are able to enjoy the many benefits of public transportation. The two agencies joined together in 1994 to form the East Bay Paratransit Consortium.
A paratransit fare increase may be proposed to fill the gap; however, Pace Executive Director T.J. Ross acknowledged it would be very difficult for those riders to absorb.
A Rutgers study is first step toward making it easier for adults on the autism spectrum to use public transportation.
During a hearing with LAX's disability advisory committee this year, Uber representatives said they had about 10 wheelchair-accessible vehicles available in L.A., provided by a non-emergency medical transportation company.
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