Accessibility

SF Muni and BART launch accessibility pilot

Posted on October 20, 2009

The San Francisco Municipal Transportation Agency (SFMTA), which operates the Municipal Railway (Muni), and the Bay Area Rapid Transit District (BART) have announced the opening of registration for an 18-month joint pilot project to allow senior and disabled customers unlimited access to BART in San Francisco and all Muni transit services with the purchase of a single pass.

 

Interested seniors and persons with disabilities may enter a drawing to participate. The first phase of the pilot will begin February 2010; the registration deadline for those who wish to participate is November 30. Every six months during the pilot, 2,000 participants will be randomly selected to receive the Senior/Disabled Pilot Pass.

 

In order to participate in the pilot program, seniors and persons with disabilities must register for a random lottery by going to the SFMTA Website at www.sfmta.com or by calling 311.

 

The current Muni Adult Fast Pass allows unlimited BART access within the city of San Francisco and all regular transit services offered by Muni. The Senior/Disabled Pass Pilot will assess the functionality, popularity and potential costs of implementing a similar program for senior and disabled Muni customers. The SFMTA and BART are working together to develop a pass for this purpose. If deemed successful, the pass could be added to TransLink, the regional transit smart card (http://www.translink.org/).

 

 

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

More News

Lack of transportation options worry seniors, people with disabilities

Combined with not being able to drive, a new poll finds lack of options leaves them feeling frustrated, isolated, and trapped.

MBTA signs amended agreement to bolster system accessibility

The accord called over 200 commitments and obligations to improve the agency's fixed-route accessibility for people with disabilities.

PSTA offers free trips to medical services for low-income seniors

Qualified riders can receive two round trips or four one-way trips per month to medical services such as doctor appointments.

Victor Valley's volunteer driver program supplements traditional service

Volunteer drivers have provided 689,346 miles of escorted travel since the service started in 2013.

MV Transportation lands VIA paratransit contract

Will be responsible for operations, maintenance, dispatch, and safety within the VIAtrans paratransit service system.

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 number 1 resource for vocational truck fleets

Schoolbus Fleet

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

LCT Magazine

Global Resource For Limousine and Bus Transportation