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Feds award Ohio’s TARTA $3.49M for paratransit buses

Accessibility| July 20, 2011
The Toledo Area Regional Transit Authority will use the “State of Good Repair” grant to replace 38 of its paratransit vehicles. The agency’s paratransit program has been the fastest growing part of the system, with ridership increases in each of the past 15 years.

RIPTA to bring accessible taxicabs to area

Accessibility| June 16, 2011
Originally planning to begin the program in September, RIPTA had settled on buying Chrysler minivans. However, because RIPTA plans to buy 10 vans, the vehicles must pass Altoona testing; a process which the vans previously selected had not gone through.
Accessibility| June 15, 2011

Travel Instruction group annual conference set for August

Presentations include how to teach safe street crossings in congested urban environments; current practices for effective travel training of seniors; and preparing newly-hired travel trainers.
Accessibility| June 15, 2011

Disability pass demand spikes for Denver RTD

In January of this year, RTD issued 49.7 percent more discount disability cards than in the same month of 2010. Increase may be due in part to social service agencies increasing efforts to get their clients enrolled in the transit agency’s disability pass program.
Accessibility| June 15, 2011

N.J. debuts taxi service for seniors, disabled

The EZ Ride Community Cars program, operated by a nonprofit organization, will offer discounted door-to-door taxi service to seniors and disabled residents in West Milford township, an area with limited transportation options.
Accessibility| June 15, 2011

Ind. paratransit service weathers client concerns

Purchasing a larger van to accommodate more riders with wheelchairs and paying close attention to customer feedback are two actions the Regional Bus Authority is taking to improve its complementary service.
Accessibility| May 18, 2011

BART launches mobile seat lab to elicit customer feedback

The mobile seat lab took several months to create and contains four stations, each equipped with several different seats.
Accessibility| May 18, 2011

Foundation helps enhance travel training programs

Group developed a grant initiative to benefit Centers for Independent Living and their Travel Training Programs.
Accessibility| May 18, 2011

R.I. transit authority to buy accessible taxicabs

The 10 vehicles will help fill a service void for those that don't qualify for RIPTA's paratransit services, or do not live near the agency's bus lines.
Accessibility| May 18, 2011

Megabus to enhance ADA training for employees

Will provide refresher training to its employees and contractors regarding ADA requirements. The operator also will improve and modify, where needed, its written procedures to ensure that persons with disabilities receive accessible transportation within the meaning of the ADA.

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