Accessibility

METRO Briefs

Posted on June 10, 2009

Rep. Carnahan files transit funding bill

ST. LOUIS — On Monday, U.S. Rep. Russ Carnahan filed legislation that would enable public transit agencies of all sizes to use federal transit funds for daily operating expenses. For the full story, click here.

 

Bus Riders Union organizes against fare increase

AUSTIN, TEXAS — The Bus Riders Union of Austin plans to send a proposal to Capital Metro Transit Authority citing fare hikes and service cuts as the main concerns of riders. For the full story, click here.

 

Denver selects interim general manager

DENVER — Phil Washington, who has served as Denver RTD’s assistant general manager for administration, has been selected to fill the spot until a permanent successor to Cal Marsella is found. For the full story, click here.

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D.C. advocates call on Uber, Lyft to add wheelchair accessible vehicles

For months, Uber has been seeking agreements with a handful of D.C. cab companies to access the companies’ wheelchair-ready vans for use on the Uber Taxi platform. The cab companies, however, are not interested in working with Uber.

Utah's FLEX bus service touted by FTA

FLEX follows a fixed route, but will deviate up to three-quarters of a mile to pick up a limited number of riders who phone and make an appointment. The routes serve both the general public and the disabled, but anyone can request a deviation.

Interactive mapping can aid mobility planning for people with disabilities

Because these maps are interactive, users can input information — say, where sidewalks end or do not exist, or whether a restaurant bathroom is truly accessible — the same way drivers upload traffic information to a navigation app like Waze

Access to public transportation is key for returning military veterans with disability for reintegration success

Access to reliable transportation, particularly public transportation, is essential for returning military veterans with disabilities to reintegrate to civilian life and obtain critical medical and support services, according to a new Rutgers study.

CapMetro marks accessibility milestone with achievements

Agency was first in Texas to achieve 100% vehicle accessibility. Took delivery of its first lift-equipped buses in 1986.

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