CHICAGO — Last week, Pace board members approved a 75-cent fare increase and voted to eliminate the $150 Americans with Disabilities Act monthly pass, in order to help balance the 2009 budget. For the full story, click here.
Carnegie Mellon University’s Robotics Institute is aiming to incorporate robots, smartphones, mobile applications and crowd-sourced information into a system that can help blind people navigate complicated and unfamiliar urban environments, such as transit stations.
Last fall, complaints about busy reservation lines and late van pick-ups spiked when a new reservation system began operation.
Karen Brown, a disabled 63-year-old returning student who suffers from lupus, said she must suffer through all types of weather to get to campus via public transportation because she cannot afford the high price of accessible parking spaces on campus.
There have been great gains in best practices in the areas of eligibility, telephone hold time, on-time performance, no-show policies, and origin-to-destination service, but they are often not implemented, according to the newly released National Council on Disability report.
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.
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