October 26, 2011
Agency approved a service cut plan that will save $10.7 million next year, but included a last-minute amendment that saves peak-hour service on one bus route crucial to many blind transit users.
The “clipped” edge at the top-left corner of the pass indicates the direction the pass needs to be swiped at a turnstile for smooth, fumble-free entry. The new design was advocated by the Advisory Committee on Accessible Transportation to assist blind and visually impaired transit users.
August 17, 2011
Frank Strong was awarded a grant from the Iowa DOT to ride all 18 of the state’s fixed-route bus systems to raise awareness of the value of public transit and assess the level of accessibility on the systems.
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