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NJ Transit upgrades transit station for $7.9M

Bus| October 11, 2011
The new Plauderville Station is fully accessible to customers with disabilities, provides more convenient access to the station from the parking area and features platforms constructed with Armor Deck, a material with a structural polymer composite system used in place of concrete that resists corrosion and is maintenance-free.

Q'Straint debuts Quantum self-securement system

Accessibility| October 4, 2011
The Quantum is the first and only securement system that secures a wheelchair, without need for driver assistance. Quantum's arms deploy at the press of a button, securing all mobility devices at the wheels.
Accessibility| September 27, 2011

MCI delivers to Georgia, adds wheelchair lift retrofit program

Both Ricon and Braun lifts are available, depending on original coach specifications.
Accessibility| September 21, 2011

Wheelchair-bound riders want better access to Montreal buses

Riders demonstrated the difficulty they have with accessing buses. A transit official says the city is planning to install station elevators and offer wheelchair accessibility on all city routes by the end of next year.
Accessibility| September 21, 2011

NJ Transit rail station rebuild adds accessibility features

New high-level platforms provide accessibility to customers with disabilities. Agency also rebuilt elevator shafts, a pedestrian tunnel, tunnel stairs and exterior stairs to South Bridge Street, and installed closed-circuit television cameras, new ticket vending machines and electronic customer information signs.
Accessibility| September 21, 2011

New rule strengthens accessibility at rail stations

Passenger railroads must provide level-entry boarding at new or altered stations in which no track passing through the station and adjacent to platforms is shared with existing freight rail operations.
Accessibility| August 18, 2011

Production begins on MV-1 accessible vehicle

Will be available in either gasoline or CNG powertrains. Production of its fully certified vehicle has officially begun and deliveries to customers will begin by the end of September 2011.
Accessibility| August 17, 2011

Blind man tours Iowa to promote public transit

Frank Strong was awarded a grant from the Iowa DOT to ride all 18 of the state’s fixed-route bus systems to raise awareness of the value of public transit and assess the level of accessibility on the systems.
Accessibility| August 17, 2011

Complaints double for Honolulu’s accessible van service

Nearly one-quarter of the service’s fleet was taken out of service due to an electrical problem, causing delays for customers. Riders also complain about reservation wait time. In response, the city bought 38 new vehicles and hired three more reservationists.
Accessibility| August 17, 2011

Chicago area seniors, disabled to get cab ride discounts

City of Des Plaines residents who are either 65 or older or have a disability may be eligible for a new Subsidized Taxicab Voucher Program that will provide a discount of $3 on cab rides.

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