May 13, 2013
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
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
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.
November 26, 2012
The program, funded through a $1.7 million federal New Freedom grant, will reimburse expenses to convert taxicabs to accommodate wheelchairs.
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.
July 30, 2012
Cities ranging from Lubbock, Texas to Seattle were noted for their accessible transit services.
May 31, 2012
Despite the bus system being equipped with ramps and low-floor access for wheelchair users, critics have complained that drivers have refused to pick them up.
April 16, 2012
The new taxis are Dodge Caravan mini-vans that have been specially modified by Viewpoint Mobility to accommodate wheelchairs and scooters in the rear compartment. The taxis cost $36,744.00 each and were funded in part by over $380,000 in New Freedom grants.
March 19, 2012
Operation recently undertook a major modernization project to unify each wheelchair lift at trolley stations to bring the entire system up to full ADA compliance.
December 21, 2011
All 170 bus routes are now wheelchair and scooter friendly. The agency’s last few remaining GM “New Look” non-accessible buses — a model that dates back to the 1950s — have been replaced by accessible Orion VII low-floor buses.
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