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.
Those who qualify for lower transit fares or are in the free-rides program won't be able to open a prepaid debit account when the agency's versions of the new Ventra fare card are available. The restriction was set to protect seniors, people with disabilities, and low-income residents from potential problems.
December 10, 2012
Santa Fe Ride customers complained to the Santa Fe Transit Advisory Board that the transit program is mismanaged, and forces unreasonable restrictions and rules on its riders. Attendees also asked about training for drivers on working with disabled clients.
November 26, 2012
Independent Living Partnership’s TripTrak subscription service was designed to facilitate complete administration and management of special needs senior transportation model programs. It originally assisted the TRIP Program in Riverside County. Eventually, other organizations operating TRIP model services asked for the software.
October 8, 2012
Rogue Valley Transportation District would no longer have to lease the facility after receiving $1 million in federal funds. Savings from ending the costly lease payments could be put into other transportation programs, such as transit options for disabled veterans.
September 24, 2012
A disabled Omnitrans rider had to conquer her fear of taking public transportation to get to her job. Part of what helped her were the courteous and patient drivers on her route.
September 10, 2012
Will partner with the National Association of Area Agencies on Aging to administer the National Center on Senior Transportation, increasing transportation options for older adults and enhancing their ability to live more independently within their communities throughout the U.S.
SHUTTLE will stop serving many Pierce County neighborhoods because buses and shuttles can't serve cities that aren't part of Pierce Transit.
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