Disabled brace for possible BART, AC Transit strikes

While one agency reaches the end of its "cooling-off period" and another could strike any time, passengers say they are disproportionately affected.

New York town may cut free rides for seniors

The city of Binghamton is considering cutting funds normally issued to Catholic Charities' Retired Senior Volunteer Program, which provides free rides to seniors. The program is typically awarded between $10,000 and $15,000.

Ohio State paratransit service provides accessible options

The Office of Student Life Disability Services reviews and accepts students with permanent or temporary disabilities to use the service.

Quebec paratransit system wins award

The e-Government Prize recognizes accomplishments that make the most of information and communications technologies that facilitate access to improved, integrated, and citizen-focused services provided at all times and for all locations.

New standards promise stronger wheelchair tiedowns, increased safety

To comply with the new voluntary industry standard known as WC18, wheelchair tiedowns or other securement devices must pass two different dynamic strength tests.

MBTA may lower paratransit fares

May change the price from $4.00 to $3.00. In a recent state survey measuring the impact of the 2012 hikes on seniors, a majority of RIDE users whose income is less than $2,000 per month said they cut back on food, personal grooming and transit trips.

Veolia wins Calif. paratransit, fixed-route contract

The extension, which was recommended by the RABA staff, is set to begin July 1, 2014.

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