News Tagged With: paratransit
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August 25, 2014

S.D. paratransit users brace for changes

The City Council unanimously adopted recommendations that a 22-member transit taskforce put together in the past year. A number of paratransit users and supporters have brought concerns to the task force and the council.


August 5, 2014

First Transit to operate Fla. county paratransit service

The contractor, which currently manages the Escambia County Area Transit fixed-route services, will begin managing the paratransit services July 1, 2014.


June 9, 2014

Transit access training saves Ontario city cash

The city of Hamilton has diverted 151 people from the much more expensive paratransit service and saved an estimated $1,558 per participant per year in specialized transit costs.


May 26, 2014

King County Metro cuts will impact paratransit users

At the present time, human service organizations, along with King County Metro, are considering how best to get information in the hands of those who may be later impacted.


May 23, 2014

As demand grows, B.C. paratransit looks to expand fleet

The transit system conducted a transportation service review that identified the need for a third handyDART service bus to meet the needs of seniors. The City of Powell River mayor said the service may need a fourth vehicle to meet demand.


May 20, 2014

New W18 standards to provide increased safety for wheelchair passenger transport

In compliance with the new standards, Q’Straint has developed the QRT-360, the first retractor to meet the requirements.


May 12, 2014

N.J. advocate appeals for curb-to-curb service

Says the service is necessary because existing township, county and private services are not adequately meeting the needs of seniors and people with disabilities in the community.


May 12, 2014

N.Y. taxi fee to improve wheelchair accessibility approved

Approximately 400 of the more than 13,000 yellow cabs now on city streets can accommodate wheelchairs. That number will rise to more than 7,500 by 2020.


April 28, 2014

Why ridesharing is a way bigger deal for suburban seniors than urban millennials

Even if a community offers choices, such as paratransit services, they may fail to provide the responsiveness, flexibility, and independence desired by a retiring Baby Boomer generation.


April 28, 2014

Ask the Expert - Judi Bonilla, Travel Trainer

As a gerontologist, Bonilla, who works for San Diego-based We Get Around!, saw early on the benefits travel training can offer older adults.


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