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Improving accessible transportation through coalition building

Accessibility| October 26, 2011
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.

Service for blind students exempted from Denver RTD cuts

Accessibility| October 26, 2011
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.
Bus| October 11, 2011

NJ Transit upgrades transit station for $7.9M

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.
Accessibility| October 4, 2011

Q'Straint debuts Quantum self-securement system

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.

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