May 13, 2013
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
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
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
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.
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
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
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
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
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.
February 24, 2010
Restructured committee will offer a diverse representation of individuals with disabilities and groups who serve them in order to advise IndyGo on development of service offerings that meet the transportation needs of this population.
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