University

Accessible transportation to be topic of university guide

Posted on March 9, 2009

A contractor has been selected by Easter Seals Project ACTION (ESPA) to prepare a quick-reference guide for university transit systems on providing accessible transportation for people with disabilities.

In its request for proposals, ESPA said it had “learned that many university transportation systems are unable to easily identify federal regulations and guidelines that govern university transportation system operations regarding the provision of accessible transportation for people with disabilities.”

The guide will explain what transportation providers at public and private colleges need to know to comply with the requirements of federal laws such as the Americans With Disabilities Act and Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act.

The first phase of the project, “Quick-Reference Guide on Federal Regulations Governing University Transportation Systems and Access for People with Disabilities,” will be to determine whether there’s a need for the reference guide. To that end, the contractor will interview up to 20 university transit managers. If a need is determined, the full project will be implemented.

An informal polling of university transit managers found that they currently rely on disparate sources for their information about transporting disabled passengers.

One manager said she obtained her information directly from the ADA website or consulted with the university’s Center for Students With Disabilities. Another said he tapped his university’s ADA compliance office. Another said he consults the ADA Accessibility Guidelines for Buildings and Facilities. Lastly, one manager said he would visit the Department of Justice website if he ever had any questions, adding, “I, for one, would appreciate a reference guide for university-based transportation service.”

 

 

 

 

 

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

More News

Student usage fuels Riverside Transit's ridership growth

The agency reported nearly 1.6 million student boardings at six schools — UC Riverside, Cal Baptist University, La Sierra University Mt. San Jacinto College, Riverside City College and Moreno Valley College — in fiscal 2015.

S. Texas college, Valley Metro partnership expands bus routes

The JagExpress connects all five of the college’s campuses, provides free Wi-Fi and is free to students, faculty and staff with a valid identification.

Chapel Hill Transit differs from university service in summer months

N.C. State University's Wolfline bus system — a solely university-based line — sees a much more drastic decrease in ridership over the summer from about 7,000 hours of service per month during the school year and only 2,000 hours of service per month during the summer.

Carpenter Bus Sales launches college scholarship

Owner and president of company, Henry Headden, a graduate of the University of Tennessee, wants to help students achieve their educational dreams.

New bus stop provides key link for Conn. College students

The local transportation system has long had a route that passes by the college, which runs under a "flag-down" system, requiring riders to stand anywhere on the route and wave at the bus when it passes, hoping that it stops.

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 resource for managers of class 1-7 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