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Report: Little known about paratransit services

Accessibility| November 26, 2012
Despite increased use, GAO investigators found the federal government is doing little to ensure that transit agencies are providing services in compliance with the law.

Chicago’s Pace Bus finalizes 2013 budget

Bus| November 15, 2012
Balanced without fare increases or service reductions.
Accessibility| October 22, 2012

Topeka Transit re-adds some paratransit services

The change will return paratransit service to the 38 people who lost it when the Metro reduced its service area to within the ADA-required three-fourths of a mile from the city limits.
Rail| September 5, 2012

Wis. to seek ADA waiver for train platform redesign

Although federal rail officials show no signs of yielding, Gov. Scott Walker's administration may be gambling on the possibility that a Republican will be in the White House by the time the issue is decided.
Accessibility| July 16, 2012

N.M. seniors may lose free Dial-a-Ride

Due to budget constraints, city officials are considering charging seniors a fare of $2 for a one-way ride on the currently fare free program geared toward senior citizens.
Rail| June 27, 2012

SEPTA completes $30M subway stations revamp

Modernized two 1920s-era subway stations. This project was one of 32 the agency embarked on with $191 million in ARRA funding. The Spring Garden-Girard station was SEPTA's largest stimulus initiative.
Accessibility| May 30, 2012

SEPTA upgrades station with ADA accommodations

To make Ryers Station more accessible, a new 240-foot high level platform, stairway and an Americans with Disabilities ramp were added.
Accessibility| May 30, 2012

N.Y. county adds taxi services to offerings

Westchester County's BeeLine paratransit service currently serves 5,500 registered riders a year, providing 220,000 trips annually.
Accessibility| May 21, 2012

Report: Disabled still experience transportation disparities

“Equity in Transportation for People with Disabilities” findings state that older rail and bus systems, as well as Amtrak, are still inaccessible to people with disabilities and paratransit services required by the ADA are plagued by poor oversight, high costs to transit agencies and inadequate service.
Accessibility| April 26, 2012

Paratransit riders disrupt Boston House

The protesters were escorted out of the public gallery of the Massachusetts Statehouse while chanting "the riders united will never be defeated" and "they say cut back, we say fight back."

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