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Edmonton Transit approves disabled transit pilot

Accessibility| February 23, 2011
Will equip 50 buses with GPS technology and automated stop announcements by September 2012 to take pressure off its paratransit service.

National parks receive federal funding for transportation enhancements

Bus| December 23, 2010
The program funds capital and planning expenses for alternative transportation systems, such as shuttle buses and bicycle trails, in national parks and public lands.
Accessibility| December 22, 2010

FTA awards $20M for motorcoach accessibility

While the majority of awardees received under $100,000 for one or two wheelchair lifts, Greyhound of Dallas, which has a fleet of more than 1,200 coaches, will receive $5.3M to purchase 146 lifts.
Accessibility| December 22, 2010

Disabled vie for better access in Montreal

Since the city began installing elevators in 2008, six of Montreal's 68 metro stations have been made wheelchair accessible and two more will soon have wheelchair access, however, RAPLIQ says the work isn't being done fast enough.
Accessibility| December 15, 2010

S.F. MTA unveils 100th transit shelter

Some of the new transit shelters will use third-generation organic-dye-based photovoltaic solar film to power the shelter lights and information systems. The structures of the new shelters use steel with high-recycled content as well as energy-efficient LEDs.
Accessibility| November 23, 2010

Winnipeg system may become available to people with dementia

The City Council will consider a proposal that would allow some people with dementia to use the paratransit system. The proposal recommends that people with dementia be assessed concerning their ability to use public transit and Handi-Transit.
Accessibility| November 9, 2010

Q'Straint, Sure-Lok announce merger

In the near term, Jean-Marc Girardin will remain president of Q’Straint. Robert Joseph will remain president of Sure-Lok and will also assume the newly created role as VP Business Development for the combined organization.
Accessibility| October 20, 2010

Disability advocates sue N.Y. MTA over Access-A-Ride cuts

Agency plans to reduce paratransit costs by $40 million this year and $80 million next year. The United Spinal Association is filing a lawsuit against the MTA, saying it’s not doing what’s necessary to make the subway system accessible.
Accessibility| October 18, 2010

Florida county builds rural transit bus, may sell to national market

The county required a vehicle that could handle unpaved roads while serving rural and special-needs passengers. Plans to manufacture the Brevi Bus in the county are under way.
Accessibility| August 10, 2010

Training key to controlling costs

Travel trainers teach disabled and older persons to use local public transportation fixed-route services safely and independently

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