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Broward County reaches settlement with injured passenger's family
Broward County reaches settlement with injured passenger's family

July 13, 2015
FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. — Broward County officials reached a $300,000 settlement with an area family whose father suffered traumatic brain injuries when his wheelchair fell off a paratransit van wheelchair lift, NBC 6 reported. Despite being slowed by a rare spinal condition, the man was working at Goodwill Industries in 2012, when his wheelchair slipped off a lift that had been recalled

Va. transit bus, motorized wheelchair collide
Va. transit bus, motorized wheelchair collide

February 23, 2015
CHESAPEAKE, Va. — A man riding a motorized wheelchair against traffic was struck by a Hampton Roads Transit bus, WAVY-TV reported. According to police, the bus driver saw the person traveling on the street in the direction of the bus and swerved at the last second to avoid a direct collision with the motorized wheelchair. The wheelchair struck the right side of the bus. Police confirmed

5 Qs: Q'Straint's Jean-Marc Girardin
5 Qs: Q'Straint's Jean-Marc Girardin

January 5, 2015
For 30 years, Q’Straint has remained focused on one vision: to develop the world’s most effective wheelchair passenger safety solutions for public and private transportation. Today, Q’Straint is a global company serving customers in over 50 countries around the world. Jean-Marc Girardin, founder/executive chairman at Q’Straint, talks about how the company’s key innovations shaped

Quantum automatic rear-facing wheelchair securement station
Quantum automatic rear-facing wheelchair securement station

June 5, 2015
Q'Straint’s Quantum automatic rear-facing wheelchair securement station is designed to international standards, built with transportation industry-standard technologies and is ideal for both new fleet or retrofit applications, according to the company. Beyond safety and durability, the Quantum was also designed with aesthetics in mind: the Quantum's appearance is unimposing and approachable

Group accuses Montreal transit of ableism
Group accuses Montreal transit of ableism

March 9, 2015
MONTREAL — The Link reported that Accessibilize Montreal members questioned Société de transport de Montréal (STM) board members on whether it had a corporate policy of ableism at an open board meeting. The accusations stem from a human rights complaint by a rider who said a bus driver refused to lower the wheelchair ramp for her because she was using a walker and not a wheelchair. STM holds

Uber, Lyft winning over Portland taxi market
Uber, Lyft winning over Portland taxi market

July 13, 2015
% of taxi calls in May, which grew to more than half the market as the month wore on, according to the report. RELATED: Uber chief touts service as answer to public transportation gaps Traditional cab companies, who have more expensive dispatch systems and were mandated by the city to have fleets of wheelchair-accessible vehicles, in-cab video cameras and other costly features, find it hard

[Video] Jason DaSilva describing his life and disability for the AT&T and NYU Connect Ability Challenge
[Video] Jason DaSilva describing his life and disability for the AT&T and NYU Connect Ability Challenge

July 13, 2015
Jason is a volunteer exemplar for the AT&T and NYU Connect Ability Challenge,...

Disability advocacy group threatens bus startup Leap with lawsuit
Disability advocacy group threatens bus startup Leap with lawsuit

April 27, 2015
SAN FRANCISCO — A disability advocacy group has threatened legal action against San Francisco luxury transit startup Leap if the company does not immediately reinstall wheelchair accessibility features it removed from its buses, SF Gate reported. RELATED: New luxury bus service launches in San Francisco The demand letter sent to Leap by the Independent Living Resource Center in San

Sure-Lok retractor makes wheelchair securement fast, easy
Sure-Lok retractor makes wheelchair securement fast, easy

March 24, 2015
Sure-Lok International LLC has introduced the Titan800, a new retractor to the existing TITAN product line. The retractor is designed to meet the latest WC18 industry regulations, which take effect December 2015. “To fully secure wheelchair passengers in seconds, you have to have a perfect system from the floor up,” said Q’Straint/Sure-Lok VP of Business Development Robert Joseph. “The

Pa. transit agency to purchase 12 paratransit vehicles

April 13, 2015
GREENSBURG, Pa. — The Westmoreland County Transit Authority will purchase 12 vehicles to help correct inefficiencies that have plagued the agency's paratransit program since its takeover nearly two years ago, TribLive reported. A $600,000 state grant will be used to buy the seven-seat minibuses that can hold up to two wheelchairs. The vehicles will be given to private transportation companies

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