News Tagged With: transit-accessibility
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July 14, 2014

Chicago RTA highlights accessibility of region's transit systems

Commemorating the 24th anniversary of the Americans with Disabilities Act, which was signed into law by President George H.W. Bush on July 26, 1990.


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.


December 10, 2013

UTA, Salt Lake City partner on expanding transit

Possible new projects include enabling all residents to get to two transit routes within a quarter-mile of where they live or work, and having transit operation hours mirror the times people travel to and from work. UTA is also working on a distance-based fare system.


June 5, 2013

Q'Straint, Sure-Lok to use Omni anchor line

This means that properties will be able to mix and match retractors and manual belts from both companies simply by using Omni Floor Anchor Systems.


March 11, 2013

Ore. county ends free paratransit fixed-route rides

Other recent changes made to the agency’s paratransit program include in-person interviews to determine eligibility for CherryLift, with applicants no longer able to ride the service during the 21-day approval process.


January 30, 2013

CUTA releases accessibility study

The report shows that the case for providing accessible transit is supported by a broad spectrum of annual monetary benefits to the national economy.


January 28, 2013

S.D. leaders to recommend making bus stops more accessible

An ongoing review of the city’s compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act shows that one-quarter of the city’s bus stops don’t meet the federal standard, according to consultants hired in 2011 to perform a citywide audit of public facilities


July 30, 2012

Pa. transit mulls swipe cards for seniors

The Luzerne County Transportation Authority may issue swipe cards to senior citizens to prevent bus drivers from being able to manipulate ridership totals. The move is a response to allegations that drivers are counting "ghost riders" to increase state funding.


July 30, 2012

Fla.’s LYNX lands grant to upgrade paratransit buses

Central Florida Regional Transportation Authority received $3.36 million from the FTA for vehicle upgrades. The funding will pay for up to 42 new vehicles.


July 30, 2012

Texas’s CityLink to replace aging paratransit vehicles

Will replace nine or 10 aging vehicles, some of which have surpassed 10 years of service or 300,000 miles.


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