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Community protests Md. paratransit cuts, fare hikes

Accessibility| June 11, 2012
Primarily opposed to proposed fare increases for TransIT-plus, a service for elderly and disabled residents. One-way cash fare for medical trips would go from $1.50 to $2.50.

Calif. volunteer driver program honored

Accessibility| June 11, 2012
The California Association for Coordinated Transportation presented the Community Connections Volunteer Driver Program with its Outstanding Coordination Effort Award. Program was recognized for its cooperative efforts among four agencies.
Accessibility| June 11, 2012

Tenn. transit's travel training helps disabled riders

Assisted more than 400 riders who are disabled, elderly, or immigrants adjusting to a new city.

Accessibility| May 31, 2012

Disabled visitors using transit face hurdles for London Olympics

Despite the bus system being equipped with ramps and low-floor access for wheelchair users, critics have complained that drivers have refused to pick them up.
Accessibility| May 30, 2012

Disabled MBTA riders protest fare hikes, cuts

Chained their wheelchairs together and blocked traffic at a busy intersection to protest the agency’s decision to double fares for The Ride, its service for disabled riders.
Accessibility| May 30, 2012

SEPTA upgrades station with ADA accommodations

To make Ryers Station more accessible, a new 240-foot high level platform, stairway and an Americans with Disabilities ramp were added.
Accessibility| May 30, 2012

Orange County, Calif. paratransit system honored

The OCTA recently received statewide recognition as Paratransit System of the Year for its ACCESS paratransit service, which provides more than 1.3 million trips annually for seniors and persons with disabilities.
Accessibility| May 21, 2012

Boston gets new senior transportation service

ITNGreaterBoston started by advocacy group Health Resources in Action, began providing rides to seniors in January, and will be expanding its service to other communities over the next several years.
Accessibility| May 21, 2012

AARP video touts TOD benefits for seniors

Arlington, Va., residents describe the satisfaction of living in a user-friendly, walkable, mixed-use community with access to a variety of public transit options, entertainment, and recreation, and basic services such as shopping and medical amenities.
Accessibility| May 21, 2012

Ind. catalytic converter thefts threaten paratransit

Fourteen were stolen from Access Johnson County’s vehicles. After the thefts were discovered, some drivers used their own vehicles to transport passengers.

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