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Fla. transit to seek on demand bus grant

Mobility| January 25, 2012
The $1.3 million grant would cover the cost of a new 15-seat bus, on-board vehicle technology and operating expenses for a year.

Making mass transit accessible to the masses

| January 18, 2012
When the Southeastern Pennsylvania Transportation Authority opens its Accessible Travel Center in February, it will mark more than the unveiling of another facility — the authority will celebrate helping people with disabilities experience the freedom of traveling on public transportation independently.
Accessibility| December 21, 2011

D.C. debuts website for disabled transit riders

The Reach A Ride website and toll-free hotline provide information about specialized transportation options for people with disabilities, older adults, those with limited English proficiency and low-income commuters, with information in English and Spanish, along with links to programs and services.
Accessibility| December 21, 2011

TTC makes all bus routes wheelchair accessible

All 170 bus routes are now wheelchair and scooter friendly. The agency’s last few remaining GM “New Look” non-accessible buses — a model that dates back to the 1950s — have been replaced by accessible Orion VII low-floor buses.
Accessibility| November 16, 2011

Mich. transit’s ‘buddy system’ gives senior, disabled riders guidance

Monroe, Mich.-based Lake Erie Transit (LET) rolled out a "buddy system" in October to help seniors and new riders acclimate to using the transit system. The program is similar to travel training, but with more personal service, Mark Jagodzinski, LET's GM, said.
Accessibility| November 16, 2011

Q'Straint debuts Quantum self-securement system

Fresh off the release of the Q'POD at 2008's APTA EXPO, Q'Straint unveiled the Quantum system at this year's EXPO.
Accessibility| October 26, 2011

Nashville, Tenn. transit CEO honored for accessible system

Paul J. Ballard was awarded for exceptional leadership in providing Nashville with an outstanding accessible transit system at the 30th Annual Awards for Artists with Disabilities. Under his leadership, Nashville MTA’s bus ridership has increased from 6.4 million annual passenger trips to a high of 9.4 million passenger trips. More than 175 new accessible buses and vans have been added to the fleet during his tenure.
Accessibility| October 26, 2011

Improving accessible transportation through coalition building

Bringing numerous stakeholders with varying agendas together to build a strong coalition with united goals, is an effective way for a community to create, advance or improve accessible transportation.
Accessibility| October 26, 2011

Service for blind students exempted from Denver RTD cuts

Agency approved a service cut plan that will save $10.7 million next year, but included a last-minute amendment that saves peak-hour service on one bus route crucial to many blind transit users.
Accessibility| October 26, 2011

Hampton Roads to use taxis for some paratransit customers

HRT estimates about 40 percent of trips, mostly at night and on weekends, will be moved to cabs, beginning in December.

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