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July 14, 2014

Philadelphia to add 45 wheelchair accessible taxicabs

Currently, Philadelphia has only eight disabled-accessible cabs out of a total of 1,800 registered taxis.


August 27, 2012

D.C. Metro fare machine accessibility questioned

Farecard vending machines planned for installation at every Metro rail station have no audio feature, which will make them difficult, if not impossible to use for riders who are blind, have impaired vision or cognitive impairments.


June 25, 2012

Disability rights group raises Megabus concerns

Claims that Megabus had 365 days to change its online reservation services so that passengers with disabilities can access schedule information and make reservations.


August 17, 2011

D.C. paratransit restrictions slow growth

MetroAccess has stopped seeing double-digit percentages of ridership growth after increasing fares and tightening eligibility requirements. Some say the policy changes are too restrictive and are hurting riders.


October 20, 2010

Disability advocates sue N.Y. MTA over Access-A-Ride cuts

Agency plans to reduce paratransit costs by $40 million this year and $80 million next year. The United Spinal Association is filing a lawsuit against the MTA, saying it’s not doing what’s necessary to make the subway system accessible.


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