March 24, 2014
A chapter of the Disabled American Veterans raised $5,000 to buy rail passes for disabled veterans after noticing that many take Tri-Rail to VA hospitals for treatment. That prompted agency board members to start a program that would make Tri-Rail trips free for all disabled veterans in Broward, Palm and Miami-Dade counties.
December 9, 2013
While one agency reaches the end of its "cooling-off period" and another could strike any time, passengers say they are disproportionately affected.
November 25, 2013
Lift Line, RGRTA’s paratransit system, is paying for the service with $10,500 in funds from the FTA and local partners.
October 14, 2013
The money will be used to purchase new, previously unavailable vehicles and equipment. The funding is part of the agency’s Specialized Transportation Program, which was put in place to increase personal mobility for the elderly and individuals with disabilities.
September 16, 2013
Greater Richmond Transit Co. is running out of funds to keep the program running. Demand for the service has spiked by 75% over the last 10 years.
August 12, 2013
The cost has risen from $180,000 in 2009 to slightly less than $900,000 this year as demand from senior and disabled residents increases. Some cities and towns have cut their contributions to the service.
July 15, 2013
The pilot service is part of an effort to improve service at a lower cost. However, the program in Yonkers ended up not being implemented and the service in White Plains provided 2,985 rides, which is significantly fewer than anticipated.
April 15, 2013
Rides for Ridgefield, a new town transportation alliance, will begin service on May 1. The program will provide area seniors and those with mobility disabilities with a single source for ride information and transportation counseling.
Shasta Senior Nutrition Programs debuted its new “44 Express” route. The idea for the service came from town residents, who said better transportation is needed for their area since the Redding Area Bus Authority doesn’t make trips there.
March 25, 2013
Jean-Marie Lawrence made it her mission to make others, especially politicians, aware of transportation problems for Chattanooga residents with disabilities. She said that for people with disabilities, sidewalk access is the city's biggest flaw and that some bus stops are not accessible.
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