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October 15, 2014

LTD's Accessibility, sustainability fuels long-term success

With ridership productivity placing it in the top 5% nationally, LTD buses are actively serving a community that understands the value of public transportation. It is because of the latter that the agency is being recognized by APTA as its system of the year in the 4 million to 20 million customer boardings category.


August 25, 2014

Ram ProMaster offerings feature accessible options

Robert Hegbloom, head of Ram Commercial, said the the ProMaster and ProMaster City vehicles can now be set up with special equipment to serve paratransit fleets or other commercial customers with limited mobility.


August 7, 2014

Ram ProMaster Vans Upfitted for Paratransit Fleets

Representatives from several upfitters specializing in mobility applications showed off their work this week at Chrysler headquarters in Auburn Hills, Mich.


July 28, 2014

Ask the Expert: Cherie Leporatti, Travel Trainer (WMATA)

Metro provides group orientations, station tours, trips on training buses, and one-to-one training to over 6,000 transit riders each year. In this interview Cherie Leporttia shares information about her background and Metro’s travel training program.


June 5, 2014

Allied Specialty Vehicles names president of ElDorado Mobility division

Matt Ford arrives from The Braun Corp., a manufacturer of conversion van and wheelchair lift mobility products, where he spent more than 10 years in sales management positions, most recently as national director of sales.


May 28, 2014

NYC Transit makes subway station ADA accessible

The $16.95 million project, fully funded by the Federal Transit Administration, was awarded to Forte Construction Corp. in November 2011.


May 20, 2014

New W18 standards to provide increased safety for wheelchair passenger transport

In compliance with the new standards, Q’Straint has developed the QRT-360, the first retractor to meet the requirements.


May 12, 2014

Video shows transit hazards for Texas riders with disabilities

Some have trouble boarding VIA Metropolitan Transit buses and have suffered falls resulting in injuries. The buses and their ramps meet ADA standards, but many of the bus stops are not built to accommodate bus ramps, which causes riders to navigate steep climbs.


May 5, 2014

Lane Transit District employs innovation to bolster accessibility

Eugene, Ore.-based agency believes all customers have the right to travel throughout the community on public transit, which is a major reason it began retrofitting buses with lifts in the early 1980s.


April 28, 2014

TTC enhancing accessibility with priority seating

Blue seats will be designated for persons with disabilities, the elderly and expectant mothers. The new seating being introduced first on the system’s new articulated buses and expanded to all vehicles over the next two years.


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