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August 26, 2013

Okla. city looks to reduce paratransit service

Committee votes to recommend the service only be provided for rides within three-quarters of a mile of the fixed routes on the city's public transportation system, which is the minimum ADA requirement.


May 13, 2013

Utah bus service on hold for not meeting ADA requirements

Salt Lake Express did not receive federal funding for its plan to offer daily bus service. It did not meet the requirement that every bus in the fleet be ADA compliant. The company offered to provide wheelchair-equipped buses for trips when passengers requested them.


February 11, 2013

N.H. seeks more funds for paratransit

COAST bus service asked communities to contribute more in funds as demand for an Americans with Disabilities Act requirement for door-to-door pickup has increased by approximately 50% per year over the past few years.


May 30, 2012

SEPTA upgrades station with ADA accommodations

To make Ryers Station more accessible, a new 240-foot high level platform, stairway and an Americans with Disabilities ramp were added.


April 16, 2012

Kansas may bring back paratransit service

The Topeka Metropolitan Transit Authority board of directors is considering returning paratransit services to the 38 people who were cut for $15 a ride, as opposed to the $4 paratransit riders had previously been charged.


April 16, 2012

RIPTA to offer wheelchair-accessible taxis

The new taxis are Dodge Caravan mini-vans that have been specially modified by Viewpoint Mobility to accommodate wheelchairs and scooters in the rear compartment. The taxis cost $36,744.00 each and were funded in part by over $380,000 in New Freedom grants.


June 15, 2011

Fla. transit may cut half of its bus stops

The Lakeland Area Mass Transit District may close 500 of its 1,000 stops because it is too costly to make the stops ADA compliant. Waits on certain routes will increase from 30 minutes to an hour.


May 18, 2011

Megabus to enhance ADA training for employees

Will provide refresher training to its employees and contractors regarding ADA requirements. The operator also will improve and modify, where needed, its written procedures to ensure that persons with disabilities receive accessible transportation within the meaning of the ADA.


March 23, 2011

Web Extra: D.C. Metro programs empower disabled riders

Alternatives to paratransit offered by the agency have enabled it to contain costs and provide riders with disabilities with more affordable transportation options.


December 22, 2010

Valley Metro to take on ADA service

Sun Cities Area Transit will no longer provide transportation services to area residents. Effective Jan. 1, Valley Metro will offer trips to passengers that are ADA-certified and passengers that need life-sustaining trips such as dialysis or chemotherapy.


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