Topic : paratransit

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Megabus to enhance ADA training for employees

Accessibility| May 18, 2011
Will provide refresher training to its employees and contractors regarding ADA requirements. The operator also will improve and modify, where needed, its written procedures to ensure that persons with disabilities receive accessible transportation within the meaning of the ADA.

Disabled Toronto student appeals TTC paratransit denial

Accessibility| May 18, 2011
Arti Shivdasani is turning to the Ontario Human Rights Commission to help her counter the agency’s decision, which says she no longer qualifies for paratransit service. The TTC is looking more closely into changes in customers’ mobility and removed 50 people from Wheel-Trans service last year.
Accessibility| May 18, 2011

First Transit paratransit driver rewarded for 10 years of safe driving

Jesse Estrada has driven more than 262,500 miles and safely transported more than 73,631 passengers throughout the city of Watsonville and around the County of Santa Cruz.
Accessibility| May 18, 2011

National senior transportation group names new director

Karen Wolf-Branigin has extensive experience in training and technical assistance at Easter Seals, having served as the director of training and technical assistance at Easter Seals Project ACTION.
Mobility| May 18, 2011

D.C. unveils first wheelchair-accessible taxi service

Each of the 20 vans operated by Royal Cab and Yellow Cab of D.C. features a special back-door ramp and hooks to secure a wheelchair or electric scooter.
Accessibility| May 9, 2011

MV wins Ore. fixed-route, paratransit contract

Will provide management and operations for the 16 vehicle operation, including the installation of DriveCam fleet monitoring systems to ensure the highest safety standard. CAT will continue to provide maintenance for all vehicles.
Accessibility| May 4, 2011

Q-Straint launches new blog section

Q’Blog will feature articles that address key issues and other industry-related subjects, and serve those involved with transportation of passengers in wheelchairs.
Accessibility| April 29, 2011

Houston Metro selects MV for paratransit services

Under the terms of the new four year agreement, will provide management, maintenance and operations for METROLift, which serves Houston and the surrounding areas.
Accessibility| April 21, 2011

Valley Metro mobility center wins innovation award

A full-size bus and bus shelter are part of the indoor landscape, as well as varied pavement and ground applications. Input on the development of the Mobility Center was considered by a paratransit technical advisory committee and a regional paratransit stakeholders group.
Accessibility| April 20, 2011

Mass. Gov. targets MBTA’s paratransit costs

Gov. Deval Patrick green lighted a commission to find ways to make the paratransit service more cost-effective after a report showed it cost taxpayers $90 million last year.

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