Accessibility

Tenn. city study seeks to expand transit options

Posted on March 20, 2014

CHATTANOOGA, Tenn. — Chattanooga transportation officials have identified key target areas in a new study as they seek to add travel options in the city, Times Free Press reported.

Chattanooga Area Regional Transportation Authority (CARTA) is conducting a study to identify short-, mid- and long-term goals for the city and examine several transportation options, including parking, car sharing, pedestrian accessibility, bicycle parking, taxi services and possible future rail service.

Officials are planning to add three electric buses to the city's fleet, make GoogleMaps available for trip planning, and study how to add bus routes to a job center that employs more than 5,000 people. The big-picture plan is to unveil a multimodal transportation center in the downtown area.  

The federally-funded study is expected to be complete by the end of 2015, with a location picked out for the transportation center. For the full story, click here.

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

More News

Sure-Lok retractor makes wheelchair securement fast, easy

The Titan800 Retractor System is designed to meet the latest WC18 industry regulations, which take effect December 2015.

 

Reasonable modification rule to improve accessibility introduced

The Final Rule applies to public entities providing fixed route, dial-a-ride and complementary paratransit services. It establishes that an individual’s disability cannot preclude a public transportation entity from providing full access to its service except where doing so would fundamentally alter the service.

San Francisco kicks off free rides program for seniors, people with disabilities

Following unanimous approval by the SFMTA board in January, the SFMTA has worked tirelessly to meet the city’s demand for this program. In just over one month, the SFMTA has processed more than 38,000 applications for the Free Muni program expansion.

Group accuses Montreal transit of ableism

The accusations stem from a human rights complaint by a rider who said a bus driver refused to lower the wheelchair ramp for her because she was using a walker and not a wheelchair. STM holds monthly meetings where they open the floor to citizens to ask questions directly to board members.

Mass. transit agency, non profit team for veteran call center

The Berkshire Regional Transit Authority Soldier On call center coordinates transportation for veterans and their families traveling to VA medical centers in Leeds, Mass. and Albany as well as Pittsfield’s VA clinic. Users can also coordinate work, education and shopping trips using existing routes.

See More News

Post a Comment

Post Comment

Comments (0)



Please sign in or register to .    Close