Topic : people with disabilities

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Metro to expand alternative-to-paratransit program to D.C. and Virginia

Accessibility| January 10, 2019

Allows eligible customers to use on-demand services — without sharing a ride — at a discounted rate, instead of paratransit.

Lack of transportation options worry seniors, people with disabilities

Accessibility| December 7, 2018

Combined with not being able to drive, a new poll finds lack of options leaves them feeling frustrated, isolated, and trapped.

Motorcoach| July 25, 2018

MCI D45 CRT LE Commuter Coach joins 'March to U.S. Capitol'

First-ever, curb-level low-entry vestibule commuter coach design offers, ADA-compliant retractable ramp for mobility device users.

Rail| July 17, 2018

640K New Yorkers have no accessible rail station nearby, report says

Roughly half of the neighborhoods served by the NYC subway system – 62 out of 122 – lack a single accessible station.

Accessibility| April 26, 2018

First Transit launches on-demand transportation pilot in Calif.

Residents of the Far Northern Regional Center, which specializes in adults with developmental disabilities, can book for a ride online or by contacting a call center.

Accessibility| October 23, 2017

NFTA, U. of Buffalo study challenges faced by riders with disabilities

“It’s our hope that our research findings will guide standards that will make buses more accessible to all,” says UB prof. Victor Paquet.

Accessibility| July 31, 2017

Study focuses on economics of transportation needs for rural elderly

Rural residents are sometimes forced to make the difficult decision of staying in place or moving closer to healthcare and other services.

Rail| July 6, 2017

Map to help people with claustrophobia, anxiety navigate London Tube

The new map shows customers routes they can take to avoid areas with large stretches of tunnels.

Accessibility| June 2, 2017

Q'Straint to host 'Emerging Trends in Wheelchair Transportation' webinar

Presentation will explore developing ridership and securement dilemmas facing transit providers, and examine how emerging technologies and recent regulatory changes are addressing the previous short comings of primitive securement applications.

Technology| May 23, 2017

[Video] BART Hearing Loop Pilot Project

A pilot project at BART’s Fremont Station is using “hearing loop” technology to help hard-of-hearing customers to better understand announcements and other messages. People who use hearing aids that have T-coil technology (most modern hearing aids) can tune in to the hearing loop and it will pick up public address sounds while filtering out ambient noise.

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