Accessibility

COTA breaks ground on paratransit facility

Posted on July 28, 2009

On Wednesday, Central Ohio Transit Authority (COTA) officials, community leaders and customers will gather to celebrate the construction of a new paratransit facility for Mainstream, COTA's demand response transportation service for persons with disabilities.          

The 100,000-square-foot facility will be built on COTA's Fields Avenue Campus and house administrative, eligibility and customer care functions, as well as operations and maintenance for up to 104 paratransit vehicles.  

The $23.8 million project is being partially funded with $13.6 million in federal funds, with $4.2 million of that amount coming from the American Reinvestment and Recovery Act funds. The facility is scheduled for completion in November 2010.        

In 2008, Mainstream provided nearly 180,000 trips to persons with disabilities. So far in 2009, nearly 100,000 trips have been provided.

COTA is seeking Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) certification for the facility in accordance with COTA's commitment to sustainability.

 

View comments or post a comment on this story. (0 Comments)

More News

Mobility Ventures donates wheelchair-accessible MV-1 to Fort Worth charity

The event, held in conjunction with APTA's 2015 Bus & Paratransit Conference, recognized Catholic Charities Fort Worth for its dedication to providing service to those in need, according to the company. 

ADA Paratransit Eligibility Moving Toward a More Holistic Approach

Since its initial publication in 2003, Easter Seals Project ACTION’s “Determining ADA Paratransit Eligibility: An Approach, Recommendations and Training Materials,” has been the primary resource for agencies that assess individual applications for paratransit service.

Detroit’s SMART Deploys Alt.-Fueled Paratransit Fleet

Detroit’s Suburban Mobility Authority for Regional Transportation (SMART) provides fixed-route and paratransit demand service for residents in southeast Michigan. SMART’s fleet consists of 233 fixed-route buses and 110 Connector buses covering 1,100 square miles.

4ONE unveils new Q'POD ADA securement system

The newly redesigned Q’POD by 4ONE has an automotive-quality height-adjustable shoulder belt. The new seatbelt’s sliding mechanisms operate just like those in most cars and gives the wheelchair occupant three inches of up/down movement, which provides greater comfort for varying passenger heights and wheelchair styles.

Disability advocacy group threatens bus startup Leap with lawsuit

A Chronicle investigation this month found that Leap purchased used, wheelchair-accessible public transit buses and then retrofitted them to add bar-style seating and plush leather armchairs to the spaces once reserved for wheelchairs.

See More News

Post a Comment

Post Comment

Comments (0)



More From The World's Largest Fleet Publisher

Automotive Fleet

The Car and truck fleet and leasing management magazine

Business Fleet

managing 10-50 company vehicles

Fleet Financials

Executive vehicle management

Government Fleet

managing public sector vehicles & equipment

TruckingInfo.com

THE COMMERCIAL TRUCK INDUSTRY’S MOST IN-DEPTH INFORMATION SOURCE

Work Truck Magazine

The resource for managers of class 1-7 truck Fleets

Schoolbus Fleet

Serving school transportation professionals in the U.S. and Canada

LCT Magazine

Global Resource For Limousine and Bus Transportation

Please sign in or register to .    Close