Topic : ADA

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PTM/Veolia's Sun Tran, Sun Van contract extended

Accessibility| April 24, 2012
The two-year contract, which goes into effect May 17, 2012, also includes operation of the Downtown Loop circulator service, development of a seamless regional fare system, and management of the Special Services Office that sells fare products and evaluates applicants for the city’s Economy Fare Program.

May 2012 in Pictures

Bus| April 23, 2012
The May 2012 issue in pictures.
Accessibility| April 18, 2012

Enhancing independence through transit travel training

The ability to live a self-sufficient life is important to everyone, and the ability to travel between home and destinations of choice is an integral part of self-sufficient living. Some people with disabilities use paratransit services to get where they need to go while others use fixed-route systems.

Accessibility| April 16, 2012

Kansas may bring back paratransit service

The Topeka Metropolitan Transit Authority board of directors is considering returning paratransit services to the 38 people who were cut for $15 a ride, as opposed to the $4 paratransit riders had previously been charged.
Accessibility| April 16, 2012

RIPTA to offer wheelchair-accessible taxis

The new taxis are Dodge Caravan mini-vans that have been specially modified by Viewpoint Mobility to accommodate wheelchairs and scooters in the rear compartment. The taxis cost $36,744.00 each and were funded in part by over $380,000 in New Freedom grants.
Accessibility| March 19, 2012

MATA upgrades trolley station lifts to better serve riders

Operation recently undertook a major modernization project to unify each wheelchair lift at trolley stations to bring the entire system up to full ADA compliance.
Bus| January 3, 2012

Minnesota Valley fleet passes local DOT inspection

Buses are annually inspected by Minnesota State Patrol, commercial vehicle department to ensure ADA compliance, bus registration and insurance compliance.
Rail| December 6, 2011

Amtrak unveils revamped Kansas station

The more than $1.5 million in improvements include a 500-foot passenger boarding platform, access to parking with designations compliant with the Americans with Disabilities Act and new exterior lighting designed to improve safety.
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

L.A. paratransit provider reduces claims by 50.2 percent

Results from the second quarter of 2011 show that Access Services lowered the number of claims by 50.2 percent compared to the baseline period, during which in-vehicle recording equipment was calibrated and drivers and supervisors were trained.

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