Accessibility

Calif. paratransit user invites drivers to graduation

Posted on May 26, 2014

With graduation approaching, Marion Miller sent an invitation to several of California’s Riverside Transit Agency (RTA) Dial-A-Ride drivers to attend her ceremony at nearby Mt. San Jacinto College.

For more than two years, the single mother relied on RTA’s Dial-A-Ride service to get to and from the Menifee campus where she studied sociology. Miller qualified for the special curb-to-curb service due to her cerebral palsy, which prevented her from driving her own car and riding RTA’s larger fixed-route buses.

“This service was a godsend,” Miller said. “It truly helped me become more mobile and more successful. They believed in me and were a big source of support for me on this journey to graduation.”

Last year, the service provided more than 400,000 trips to and from medical appointments, workplaces, and shopping and entertainment destinations.

RTA Chairman of the Board Jeff Comerchero applauded Miller for her success, saying he was pleased RTA’s Dial-A-Ride service could play a part in helping her reach such a major accomplishment.

“It’s not easy to remove some of those barriers standing in the way of getting through college,” Comerchero said. “We are thrilled to have made her pursuit of a higher education possible.”

Following graduation, Miller plans to attend UC Riverside and pursue a bachelor’s degree in criminal justice.

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

More News

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.

Houston Metro votes to not completely privatize paratransit services

Board also approved 66-month contracts with two companies to provide drivers — and in some cases, vehicles — to transport disabled and elderly riders.

Disability rights expert weighs in on ADA at 25 years

Syracuse.com spoke with Arlene Kanter, Syracuse University professor of law and the director of the Disability Law and Policy Program, about the history of the ADA, its biggest accomplishments and what still needs to be done for the rights of people with disabilities.

NYC Transit extends contract with TransCare Corp.

Also reached an agreement with its lenders will allow TransCare to invest in new ambulances, medical equipment and computer systems needed to meet the increasing demands of TransCare’s clients in its areas of service.

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