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Wash. paratransit grapples with cost, growing need

Accessibility| December 22, 2010
The transit system projects that use of its paratransit service will grow five percent each year. To help with the rising costs, C-Tran plans on putting two ballot measures to voters next year asking for a percentage of sales tax.

Ala. paratransit may be stretched to cover additional service

Accessibility| December 22, 2010
Birmingham, Ala. mayor is looking to the cash-strapped nonprofit ClasTran to take on regular service in addition to paratransit, covering 16 shuttle bus routes set to be cut in January.
Accessibility| December 22, 2010

MBTA accessibility gets mixed review

The agency has made great strides in improving accessibility over the last four years, but riders still face hurdles in using the system, said a judge appointed to monitor MBTA’s compliance in a lawsuit settlement.
Accessibility| December 22, 2010

Valley Metro to take on ADA service

Sun Cities Area Transit will no longer provide transportation services to area residents. Effective Jan. 1, Valley Metro will offer trips to passengers that are ADA-certified and passengers that need life-sustaining trips such as dialysis or chemotherapy.
Accessibility| December 22, 2010

Web Extra: N.Y. MTA offering $2.25 cab option to disabled riders

The agency has teamed with the New York City Taxi & Limousine Commission to provide affordable taxi rides to some Access-a-Ride users. The 90-day pilot program is expected to save N.Y. MTA nearly 17 percent in program costs, or 70 percent per trip.
Accessibility| December 22, 2010

Sound Transit sets flat fare for seniors, disabled

When new fares take effect at the beginning of the year, senior and disabled riders will pay a flat rate of $0.75 for one- and two-zone ST Express bus and all light rail trips.
Accessibility| November 30, 2010

Fraud found in Chicago senior free ride program

The Regional Transit Authority discovered that many cards were still being used after the person to whom the card was issued had died. People also are abusing the program by improperly using cards issued to other seniors or to low-income disabled individuals.
Accessibility| November 23, 2010

Web Extra: Charleston, S.C. senior transportation service turns 4

ITNCharlestonTrident is a membership program that provides transportation to senior citizens 65 and over and visually disabled persons over 21 years of age in the Greater North Charleston, Charleston and Mount Pleasant areas, as well as some other outlying areas.
Accessibility| November 23, 2010

S.C. county scrambling for paratransit alternative

After Richland County’s proposed penny sales tax increase for bus operations and transportation improvements was voted down in the Nov. 2 elections, the Central Midlands Regional Transit Authority may be forced to cut transportation for the disabled.
Accessibility| November 23, 2010

N.Y. paratransit service steers some riders to public transit

The agency is trying to cut costs by getting senior citizens and people with disabilities who are fairly mobile to take public transit instead of using the paratransit system. A new software program developed by the agency now enforces the "conditional eligibility" of some customers.

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