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Fla.’s LYNX lands grant to upgrade paratransit buses

Accessibility| July 30, 2012
Central Florida Regional Transportation Authority received $3.36 million from the FTA for vehicle upgrades. The funding will pay for up to 42 new vehicles.

OCTA's ACCESS receives $1.2M for vehicles

Accessibility| July 30, 2012
In addition, opened the doors this year to a new indoor, simulated transit facility used to determine passenger eligibility for the paratransit service.
Accessibility| July 16, 2012

N.J.: Buses must use flashing lights for disabled

New bill requires that drivers of buses and other vehicles equipped with flashing lights use them when picking up or dropping off developmentally disabled riders. Violators are subject to a fine of at least $100 for a first offense.
Accessibility| July 16, 2012

TransLink reverses decision to end taxi program

The original decision grew out of discussions on how to meet growing demand for custom transit services. The goal was to redirect funding from TaxiSaver to improve these services. However, customer feedback indicated that TaxiSaver provides a valuable service to those in need and is integral to making the transit system accessible.
Accessibility| July 12, 2012

NJ Transit to spend $47M for community services

Will provide critical transportation for senior citizens, persons with disabilities, the economically-disadvantaged and rural residents.
Accessibility| June 25, 2012

Travel training conference to be held in Colorado

The conference, sponsored by the Association of Travel Instruction, is recommended for travel trainers, mobility managers and other persons interested in greater use of public transit by all disabled individuals and seniors.
Accessibility| June 25, 2012

Transit app aids blind and disabled riders

OnTheBus hooks into GPS and transit data and alerts the user where and when they need to board, signal and disembark.
Accessibility| June 25, 2012

Indian Trails, MDOT launch ‘hearing loop’ tech in fleet

Enables some hearing aids to amplify a single source of sound. Installed on a fleet of 17 motorcoaches operating 34 scheduled routes that serve passengers throughout Michigan's upper and lower peninsulas.
Accessibility| June 25, 2012

Disabled riders complain about Texas’ VIA service

They say that VIAtrans, the agency’s service that provides curbside service to people with disabilities, is refusing service and needs to hire more drivers.
Accessibility| June 25, 2012

Disability rights group raises Megabus concerns

Claims that Megabus had 365 days to change its online reservation services so that passengers with disabilities can access schedule information and make reservations.

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