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April 14, 2014

Champion's FlexBus to be tested for usability

The study, organized and conducted by the Dallas Smith Corp. and the Center for Inclusive Design and Environmental Access at the University of Buffalo, is part of a five-year project to evaluate current bus models and recommend improvements for future designs.


March 21, 2014

Calif. tribe launches dial-a-ride service

The Morongo Indian Reservation’s new service will provide seniors, the disabled, students and others lacking transportation options on the reservation with a new means of reaching medical appointments, work, classrooms, grocery stores and other destinations.


March 13, 2014

Will high-tech transit fares leave too many riders behind?

An Atlantic Cities article asks whether mobile ticketing apps make transit systems less accessible to people who don't have access to the Internet or smartphones.


March 10, 2014

Mobility Ventures to donate MV-1 to Local Heroes contest

Caregivers, friends and family members are invited to submit entries — either written or videotaped stories — of how they are triumphing over their mobility challenges.


March 10, 2014

Uber facing disabled discrimination accusations

Blind customers have filed complaints saying they were denied rides because the drivers didn't allow animals.


February 10, 2014

Tenn. transit offers job training to disabled students

Nashville MTA offers internships to students in the Metro Nashville Schools Community Based Transition Program, which provides job and life skill training to students between the ages of 18 and 22.


January 27, 2014

Maui disabled riders unhappy with new service

Officials directed the provider, Maui Economic Opportunity, to spend the next three months improving its program and report back to the council's Housing, Human Services and Transportation Committee.


December 9, 2013

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.


November 14, 2013

More than 7 in 10 say public transportation is reliable

Nearly one-half (48%) of Americans say they would require an area to have good public transportation before they would consider moving there, according to a survey.


November 11, 2013

For seniors, lack of transportation a daily struggle

ITNAmerica, a service where participating seniors pay for rides from volunteer drivers using a pre-paid credit system, was held up as one example of the type of nonprofit service that can fill a need.


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