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November 25, 2014

KCATA adopts new brand, improved paratransit services

The RideKC brand will be the umbrella brand used by all the region’s transit agencies and will be used to provide unified marketing and communication for multiple modes of transit, including local bus service, rapid bus service and the future streetcar.


November 24, 2014

Chicago RTA allocates $4M to benefit seniors, people with disabilities

The funds are dedicated to removing barriers to transportation service and expanding the transportation mobility options available.


March 10, 2014

Advocates hope Google will pick up Muni tab for seniors, disabled

Some transit officials support the proposed program to provide free services to low-income seniors and people with disabilities, which would reduce the agency’s revenue by $4 million to $6 million annually.


October 28, 2013

Researchers to advance public transit access via high-tech design

Study will include using Tiramisu Transit app to understand how real-time trip information and community dialogue can empower accessible travel.


August 27, 2012

Ore. nonprofit shuttle focuses on riders, volunteers

The neighborhood service, which gives free rides on weekends to senior citizens and people with disabilities, provides a 15-person shuttle that runs specific routes on weekends and a neighbor-to-neighbor service that pairs drivers with riders.


March 19, 2012

Senate authorization bill positively impacts seniors, disabled

Authorizes $248.6M for fiscal years 2012 and 2013 for the combined Section 5310 services, representing a $23M increase overall, with potentially more benefits for programs supporting seniors and persons with disabilities.


November 23, 2010

Winnipeg system may become available to people with dementia

The City Council will consider a proposal that would allow some people with dementia to use the paratransit system. The proposal recommends that people with dementia be assessed concerning their ability to use public transit and Handi-Transit.


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