News Tagged With: accessibility
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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.


April 14, 2014

Champion's FlexBus to be tested for usability

The study, organized and conducted by the Dallas Smith Corp. and the Center for Inclusive Design and Environmental Access at the University of Buffalo, is part of a five-year project to evaluate current bus models and recommend improvements for future designs.


March 21, 2014

Calif. tribe launches dial-a-ride service

The Morongo Indian Reservation’s new service will provide seniors, the disabled, students and others lacking transportation options on the reservation with a new means of reaching medical appointments, work, classrooms, grocery stores and other destinations.


March 13, 2014

Will high-tech transit fares leave too many riders behind?

An Atlantic Cities article asks whether mobile ticketing apps make transit systems less accessible to people who don't have access to the Internet or smartphones.


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