Security and Safety

Half of D.C. Metro stops inaccessible for riders with disabilities

Posted on April 14, 2014

WMATA photo by Larry Levine

WASHINGTON, D.C. — More than half of the Metrobus stops in Washington, D.C., Maryland and Virginia do not meet minimum conditions required by the Americans with Disabilities Act, according a new Metro analysis, WTOP reported.

Instead of hopping on the next Metrobus, riders with disabilities have to make reservations for the more expensive MetroAccess service.

Metro says addressing those stops will take top priority. But most of the work has to be completed by the city, county or state that maintains the sidewalks, not Metro, according to the WTOP report. For the full story, click here.

View comments or post a comment on this story. (0 Comments)

More News

Fire dept. to provide 24/7 coverage of D.C. Metro Rail ops control center

The expanded hours, which begin in June, are made possible as a result of a new MoU between Metro and the Metropolitan Washington Council of Governments.

NTSB report criticizes D.C. Metro, first-responders, FTA on fatal smoke incident

Officials issued the criticism during a Tuesday meeting to present findings about the probable cause of the incident.

Calif. High-Speed Rail Authority acquires radio spectrum for train communications

The agreement with Access 700 LLC, a subsidiary of Access Spectrum LLC, for 44 frequencies covering the lower section of the state, is critical for the development of secure and reliable train communication systems, such as PTC.

FRA identifies railroad crossings with most incidents over last decade

The list includes 15 crossings where 10 or more incidents have occurred during the last decade, with five of the crossings on the list in the state of Arizona, which accounted for a total of 89 incidents and 14 injuries.

DTI Group to provide CCTV surveillance for DART light rail system

Deliveries for the initial 48 systems are expected to commence in the first half of FY17 and will be delivered over a 12 month period.

See More News

Post a Comment

Post Comment

Comments (0)

More From The World's Largest Fleet Publisher

Automotive Fleet

The Car and truck fleet and leasing management magazine

Business Fleet

managing 10-50 company vehicles

Fleet Financials

Executive vehicle management

Government Fleet

managing public sector vehicles & equipment

TruckingInfo.com

THE COMMERCIAL TRUCK INDUSTRY’S MOST IN-DEPTH INFORMATION SOURCE

Work Truck Magazine

The number 1 resource for vocational truck fleets

Schoolbus Fleet

Serving school transportation professionals in the U.S. and Canada

LCT Magazine

Global Resource For Limousine and Bus Transportation

Please sign in or register to .    Close