Topic : people with disabilities

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

Accessibility| October 23, 2017

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

Study focuses on economics of transportation needs for rural elderly

Accessibility| July 31, 2017

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.

Management & Operations| May 16, 2017

NY MTA campaign encourages offering pregnant, disabled and seniors a seat

The pilot program, which began on Mother’s Day and runs through Labor Day, will examine ways to encourage courtesy by helping riders easily identify fellow customers with specialized needs who need a seat.

Accessibility| April 18, 2017

Autonomous shuttle to use 'cool tech' to serve people with disabilities

Future capabilities may include directing direct visually impaired passengers to empty seats or training the vehicle to recognize sign language.

Accessibility| April 10, 2017

Rising cost of Minn. paratransit could threaten other transit services

The Metropolitan Council, which operates the service, expects the number of rides will climb to 2.9 million by 2020, about double what it was in 2010.

Accessibility| March 21, 2017

Senior population growth impacts Laketran demand on Dial-a-Ride

Ridership has increased 14 percent over the last three years and has no sign of slowing down. The January 2017 ridership is up 12% over January 2016.

Accessibility| January 17, 2017

Phoenix Transit enhances Dial-a-Ride with 'overflow' service

The approved partnership between Dial-a-Ride contractor MV Transportation and their subcontractor Discount Cab provides overflow service during the regular service day.

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