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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

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

BraunAbility to end production of paratransit vans

: New W18 standards to bolster safety for wheelchair passenger transport Over 25,000 paratransit vans were built in Winamac, Ind. over the course of the vehicle's life, with 3,000 being

N.Y. taxi fee to improve wheelchair accessibility approved

-cent surcharge on every city taxi fare to make one-half the city’s yellow cabs wheelchair-accessible, reported the New York Daily News. Approximately 400 of the more than 13

New standards promise stronger wheelchair tiedowns, increased safety

wheelchairs and tie downs promise to improve transportation safety for people who must use their wheelchair as the passenger seat when riding in a car, van or bus. Some of these new product design and crash

Seattle ordinance would charge fee to offset accessible taxi costs

wheelchair accessible taxi, The Seattle Times reported. RELATED

Chance meeting leads to nonprofit receiving vehicle

, which replaces a seven-seat van without wheelchair access that broke down. It seats 12, including two wheelchair spots, and is equipped with a wheelchair lift. For the full story

S.F. Muni incentivizes taxi pickups of wheelchair users

a pilot program that will offer two incentives to wheelchair

Q'Straint debuts new wheelchair retractor

unveiled a new wheelchair retractor tie-down system that meets the higher-strength requirements of WC18 that take effect in December 2015. At that time, compliance with WC18 will require frontal-impact sled

Factors in Transit Bus Ramp Slope and Wheelchair-Seated Passenger Safety

wheelchair or scooter users1, and as the population ages this number is expected to rise. Many wheelchair users rely upon public transportation to access work, medical care, school and social

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