News Tagged With: paratransit
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November 14, 2014

Chicago rider creates wheelchair user app

The “Roll with Me” app, at rollwithmeapp.com, allows users to enter their current location, destination and the time they would like to leave. The app shows wheelchair-friendly routes and a list of CTA alerts such as rail station elevators that are out of service for repairs.


November 10, 2014

Cleveland RTA chief talks change amid paratransit demands

RTA GM Joe Calabrese told a local newspaper that paratransit services are causing a financial strain on the agency and that tough decisions must be made. The plan also includes more training for riders who are able to use the RTA’s fixed-route services.


October 15, 2014

Cleveland RTA adds propane autogas paratransit shuttles

The Greater Cleveland Regional Transit Authority (RTA) has added 20 propane autogas para-transit shuttle buses to its fleet and expects to recoup its investment in about a year, according to ROUSH CleanTech.


September 16, 2014

Mobility Ventures exhibiting accessible MV-1 models at BusCon

Company is showcasing two models of the MV-1 — its standard DX model and its new LX luxury model. The vehicles, both of which meet or exceed the vehicle guidelines of the Americans with Disabilities Act, can be seen at Booth #501.


September 2, 2014

Valley Metro lowers fare vending machines for accessibility

The adaptation was prompted by a Phoenix councilmember after a local veteran in a mobility device asked her for assistance in purchasing a transit pass.


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.


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