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Despite Progress, True Public Transit Accessibility Remains Elusive

Accessibility| November 15, 2018

As ADA approaches the 30-year mark, transit agencies are evaluating the improvements made and what still needs doing.

[Video] CEOs in Autonomous Vehicles with Robbie Makinen

Technology| October 17, 2018

One of the most innovative CEOs in America and CEO of Kansas City Area Transportation Authority (KCATA), Robbie Makinen, joined Paul Comfort to discuss the need to interweave new technology into public transportation. He also shared an idea of how KCATA might adopt autonomous vehicles into their service.

Management & Operations| July 17, 2018

Office building rents 40% higher when transit accessible, study finds

Nationally, the CSAs of Denver, New York/New Jersey, Washington, D.C., and the San Francisco Bay Area are rated the highest on the transit-accessibility scale.

July 15, 2014

Providing Service for Those Who Served

When the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs and Paralyzed Veterans of America hold the 34th National Veterans Wheelchair Games in Philadelphia from August 12-17, SEPTA will have the opportunity to demonstrate its commitment to those who have served the Armed Forces. The Authority will provide transportation for the more than 500 veterans with spinal cord injury, amputations and neurological disorders that will travel to Philadelphia from across the country and the United Kingdom to compete.
Accessibility| July 14, 2014

Chicago RTA highlights accessibility of region's transit systems

Commemorating the 24th anniversary of the Americans with Disabilities Act, which was signed into law by President George H.W. Bush on July 26, 1990.
Accessibility| July 14, 2014

Philadelphia to add 45 wheelchair accessible taxicabs

Currently, Philadelphia has only eight disabled-accessible cabs out of a total of 1,800 registered taxis.
Accessibility| December 10, 2013

UTA, Salt Lake City partner on expanding transit

Possible new projects include enabling all residents to get to two transit routes within a quarter-mile of where they live or work, and having transit operation hours mirror the times people travel to and from work. UTA is also working on a distance-based fare system.
Accessibility| June 5, 2013

Q'Straint, Sure-Lok to use Omni anchor line

This means that properties will be able to mix and match retractors and manual belts from both companies simply by using Omni Floor Anchor Systems.
Accessibility| March 11, 2013

Ore. county ends free paratransit fixed-route rides

Other recent changes made to the agency’s paratransit program include in-person interviews to determine eligibility for CherryLift, with applicants no longer able to ride the service during the 21-day approval process.
Accessibility| January 30, 2013

CUTA releases accessibility study

The report shows that the case for providing accessible transit is supported by a broad spectrum of annual monetary benefits to the national economy.
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