Uber adding paratransit vehicles in Philadelphia
PHILADELPHIA — With only eight wheelchair-accessible cabs on Philadelphia streets, Uber is pairing up with paratransit companies in the area to add wheelchair-accessible vehicles to its fleet, reported newsworks.
The fares for the wheelchair-accessible vehicles are similar to those for the company's existing car service, starting at $12. The Philadelphia Parking
New W18 standards to provide increased safety for wheelchair passenger transport
With safety as the number one priority in wheelchair transportation, the Rehabilitation Engineering Assistive Technology Society of North America (RESNA) updated the WC18 standards for wheelchair tie-down and occupant restraint systems (WTORS), which will take effect in December 2015.
Daimler adds wheelchair lift to Sprinter
Daimler Buses North America’s Dodge Sprinter shuttle bus is now available with a side entry wheelchair lift.
The ADA-compliant Sprinter shuttle bus features an integrated side entry wheelchair lift access door that matches the vehicle’s body lines, maintaining the vehicle’s modern, streamlined design. It also offers seating for eight
Wheelchair-bound riders want better access to Montreal buses
MONTREAL — A group of wheelchair-bound transit users protested the lack of access to city buses, as they tried to enter 67 Montreal Transit Corp. buses equipped with ramps on more than 30 routes, montrealgazette.com reported.A transit official told montrealgazette.com the city provided 2.7 million adapted transit trips on special buses and taxis for people
Sure-Lok is an ISO 9002 compliant company with a focus on designing and manufacturing safe wheelchair tie-downs and occupant restraint systems. Complete training overview of wheelchair securement is available on video.
Space saving wheelchair lift
The Mirage F10X wheelchair lift allows maximum storage area in the luggage bay. The exclusive, floor-mounted cassette design yields a large, horizontal luggage bay area that enables drivers to quickly load more suitcases and larger parcels from both the curb and street side. The lift is mid-coach mounted and designed for easy, automatic operation. With the press of a button, the unit deploys
Denver RTD increases railcar entry space for wheelchairs
DENVER — Denver’s Regional Transportation District (RTD) increased the entry space on its FasTracks commuter railcar by a foot beyond what is required by the Americans with Disabilities Act, reported the Denver Post.
The change will decrease the chances that passengers using wheelchairs will become stuck while maneuvering in or out of the entry space as the cars
Ricon awarded Greyhound lift retrofit contract
Ricon Corp. received an order for 187 wheelchair lifts to retrofit part of the current Greyhound Lines motorcoach fleet.
Complete Coach Works of Riverside, Calif., was awarded the contract to retrofit the vehicles with Ricon's Mirage F-9T wheelchair lifts.
Ricon has been supplying wheelchair lifts to Greyhound for more than 12 years.
10 great cities for wheelchair users
NEW YORK CITY — Seattle was ranked as one of the 10 best cities for wheelchair access and quality of life for wheelchair users, according to a new study released by the Christopher & Dana Reeve Foundation.
The study, which assessed 100 of America's largest cities, took into account air quality, number of physicians, rehab specialists and rehab centers, accessible fitness
Philadelphia to add 45 wheelchair accessible taxicabs
PHILADELPHIA — After years of lobbying for more cabs that can handle wheelchairs, disabled people and their advocates Thursday got their wish: The Philadelphia Parking Authority will issue 45 taxi medallions for wheelchair-accessible vehicles by the end of the year, Philly.com reported.