News Tagged With: wheelchair-accessibility
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May 12, 2014

N.Y. taxi fee to improve wheelchair accessibility approved

Approximately 400 of the more than 13,000 yellow cabs now on city streets can accommodate wheelchairs. That number will rise to more than 7,500 by 2020.


April 14, 2014

Denver cracks down on strollers, carts in wheelchair areas of buses

The policy, initially enacted in 2003, requires large items to be collapsed before boarding and kept with the riders, behind the front area reserved for people with wheelchairs. Riders with disabilities filed a lawsuit because for years, the able-bodied took the seats in the designated area and wouldn’t give them up.


April 3, 2014

Q'Straint opens new research facility

The facility features state-of-the-art technologies such as a HYGE crash simulation system and Phantom high-speed cameras to help study the dynamics in a crash environment as they relate to wheelchair passengers.


November 25, 2013

Illinois transit to make bus stops more accessible

Springfield MTD is beginning work to make 14 bus stops more accessible to people in wheelchairs. All of the stops will be equipped with a concrete pad and a shelter.


July 29, 2013

Report: N.Y. subway stations not always wheelchair accessible

Many have gaps greater than three inches between the platform and the train door. N.Y. MTA designers are working on options to mark disabled boarding areas and filling the gaps with higher platforms.


July 9, 2013

Q'Straint sponsors fundraiser for spinal cord injury research

For the 50 Ability Marathon, a team of three wheelchair racers are attempting to compete in 50 marathons in 50 states in 50 weeks to raise funds for the Christopher & Dana Reeve Foundation.


June 24, 2013

MobilityWorks launches website, blog for disabled riders

Includes information about wheelchair accessible vehicle solutions, including adaptive equipment and lift options, such as wheelchair lifts, scooter lifts, wheelchair restraint systems and tie-downs.


May 13, 2013

Utah bus service on hold for not meeting ADA requirements

Salt Lake Express did not receive federal funding for its plan to offer daily bus service. It did not meet the requirement that every bus in the fleet be ADA compliant. The company offered to provide wheelchair-equipped buses for trips when passengers requested them.


February 11, 2013

Bus service inconvenient for wheelchair users

Riders with disabilities in Felixstone, England, have been asked to keep track of times, stops and routes where they had been denied a ride because they could not get on the bus.


January 28, 2013

Denver RTD increases railcar entry space for wheelchairs

The entry space on its FasTracks commuter-railcar will be increased by a foot to prevent wheelchairs from becoming stuck in the space as cars prepare to leave the station.


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