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Ind. catalytic converter thefts threaten paratransit

Accessibility| May 21, 2012
Fourteen were stolen from Access Johnson County’s vehicles. After the thefts were discovered, some drivers used their own vehicles to transport passengers.

N.C. paratransit struggles to balance efficiency, client needs

Accessibility| May 21, 2012
Demand for Accessible Raleigh Transportation has increased by 50% over three years. The city devotes 50% of its budget to the paratransit service. It is switching from cabs to a contractor to be more cost-effective.
Accessibility| May 21, 2012

Report: Disabled still experience transportation disparities

“Equity in Transportation for People with Disabilities” findings state that older rail and bus systems, as well as Amtrak, are still inaccessible to people with disabilities and paratransit services required by the ADA are plagued by poor oversight, high costs to transit agencies and inadequate service.
Bus| May 1, 2012

Wheelchair lift

The new Ricon Mirage F10X provides maximum space efficiency, automatic convenience and the security of the Ricon Safety Zone.
Bus| April 26, 2012

Walkability website ranks transit access in U.S. cities

New York; San Francisco; Boston; and Washington, D.C. top the list, while cities such as Houston; San Diego; Las Vegas; and Columbus, Ohio are among the cities in the bottom half of the ranking.
Accessibility| April 18, 2012

Enhancing independence through transit travel training

The ability to live a self-sufficient life is important to everyone, and the ability to travel between home and destinations of choice is an integral part of self-sufficient living. Some people with disabilities use paratransit services to get where they need to go while others use fixed-route systems.

Accessibility| April 16, 2012

RIPTA to offer wheelchair-accessible taxis

The new taxis are Dodge Caravan mini-vans that have been specially modified by Viewpoint Mobility to accommodate wheelchairs and scooters in the rear compartment. The taxis cost $36,744.00 each and were funded in part by over $380,000 in New Freedom grants.
Accessibility| March 30, 2012

Manufacturer forges formal partnerships to sell MV-1

The company also announced it entered into an Amended and Restated Consulting and Brokerage Agreement with MV Sales & Leasing Inc. (MVSL), a wholly-owned subsidiary of MV Transportation Inc., pursuant to which MVSL will act as a non-exclusive consultant and broker of the MV-1.
Accessibility| March 19, 2012

Woman, caregiver seek to end Atlanta double-fares

Currently, paratransit passengers have to pay a full fare on MARTA and suburban systems when transferring between carriers, but regular passengers do not.
Accessibility| March 19, 2012

MATA upgrades trolley station lifts to better serve riders

Operation recently undertook a major modernization project to unify each wheelchair lift at trolley stations to bring the entire system up to full ADA compliance.

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