Topic : people with disabilities

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New app to help people with disabilities navigate public transit

Mobility| March 13, 2019

Using the "Connect" app enables users to gain three-meter accuracy to pick-up or drop off locations for fixed and paratransit service.

Keolis partners with group to train service dogs on commuter rail

Security and Safety | January 28, 2019

Exposes dogs to various sights, sounds and smells that they need to ignore as they maintain focus on their human partners.

Mobility| January 10, 2019

Metro to expand alternative-to-paratransit program to D.C. and Virginia

Allows eligible customers to use on-demand services — without sharing a ride — at a discounted rate, instead of paratransit.

Accessibility| December 7, 2018

Lack of transportation options worry seniors, people with disabilities

Combined with not being able to drive, a new poll finds lack of options leaves them feeling frustrated, isolated, and trapped.

Motorcoach| July 25, 2018

MCI D45 CRT LE Commuter Coach joins 'March to U.S. Capitol'

First-ever, curb-level low-entry vestibule commuter coach design offers, ADA-compliant retractable ramp for mobility device users.

Mobility| July 17, 2018

640K New Yorkers have no accessible rail station nearby, report says

Roughly half of the neighborhoods served by the NYC subway system – 62 out of 122 – lack a single accessible station.

Mobility| April 26, 2018

First Transit launches on-demand transportation pilot in Calif.

Residents of the Far Northern Regional Center, which specializes in adults with developmental disabilities, can book for a ride online or by contacting a call center.

Accessibility| October 23, 2017

NFTA, U. of Buffalo study challenges faced by riders with disabilities

“It’s our hope that our research findings will guide standards that will make buses more accessible to all,” says UB prof. Victor Paquet.

Accessibility| July 31, 2017

Study focuses on economics of transportation needs for rural elderly

Rural residents are sometimes forced to make the difficult decision of staying in place or moving closer to healthcare and other services.

Rail| July 6, 2017

Map to help people with claustrophobia, anxiety navigate London Tube

The new map shows customers routes they can take to avoid areas with large stretches of tunnels.

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