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L.A. Metro focusing efforts on seniors

Posted on December 10, 2015


LOS ANGELES — Expanding accessibility in stations, buses and trains with features like extra elevators, color-coded priority seating, more space for wheelchairs and walkers, tactile paths on platforms and bigger fonts on signage are just some of the tactics the Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transportation Authority (Metro) is taking to make transit more usable and appealing to older passengers, KPCC reports.

According to Metro, only about 6% of its riders are currently over 65, although seniors make up more than 12% of the county's population. By 2030, one in five people in the county will be older than 65, according to a study from the University of Southern California, double the rate in 2000 and among the highest in the state and country. For the full story, click here.

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