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S.F. MTA unveils 100th transit shelter

Accessibility| December 15, 2010
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.

Winnipeg system may become available to people with dementia

Accessibility| November 23, 2010
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
Bus| July 8, 2010

B.C. Transit policy pits strollers vs. wheelchairs

Wheelchairs are supposed to take precedence, but riders and disability advocates point to problems with enforcement. Agency public relations department responded that compliance is up to the customer.
Accessibility| May 19, 2010

Disabled riders dominate CapMetro CEO forum

Attendees asked the two finalists -- Linda Watson and Deborah Finn -- about accessibility issues such as ramps for bus stops.
Accessibility| March 24, 2010

Disabled veterans org experiencing driver shortage

An organization that drives local senior veterans to appointments for free is not finding enough volunteer drivers who meet the necessary requirements.
Accessibility| February 9, 2010

Central Arkansas weathers recession with budgeting, stimulus funding

Using $5.4 million in stimulus funding it received, the Central Arkansas Transit system purchased four paratransit vehicles and eight fixed-route buses. As a result, Executive Director Betty Wineland said that for the first time in more than 33 years, the agency will have no buses in its fleet that exceed the recommended 12-year retirement age.

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