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[Video] L.A. Metro: A Customer's View of System's ADA Accessibility

Accessibility| January 11, 2016

Los Angeles Metro's video campaign, designed to encourage more people with disabilities to use the system, includes “vignettes” about transit riders with disabilities, as well as a general guide to Metro’s accessibility features and resources.

RTC's new mobility center provides free public transit training

Accessibility| January 11, 2016

RTC specialists can teach clients — in a group or one-to-one setting — how to use public transit safely and efficiently in a contained environment that simulates the outdoors.

Accessibility| September 2, 2015

2015 Paratransit Survey: Growing Demand for Service Tops Challenges

Recruitment and retention once again was the top driver-related challenge, with 48% reporting. Sixty-five percent of respondents implemented scheduling and dispatch software making it the most prevalent technology being used to enhance service.

Accessibility| December 1, 2014

Wash. agency provides hands-on rider training

C-Tran has offered travel training in some form for years, but the agency recently hired Veronica Marti in 2013 to coordinate the program full-time. Marti often meets with riders as an introduction, and then accompanies them on one or more trips, offering guidance along the way.

Accessibility| December 1, 2014

Las Vegas set to open new training center in fall 2015

Participants will be taught how to get to and from the bus, important riding techniques, emergency procedures, and how to get to and from specific destinations.
Accessibility| October 27, 2014

Las Vegas' RTC opens Mobility Training Center

The center will teach residents how to use the RTC fixed route transit services safely and will provide them with the confidence necessary to travel independently.
Accessibility| July 28, 2014

Ask the Expert: Cherie Leporatti, Travel Trainer (WMATA)

Metro provides group orientations, station tours, trips on training buses, and one-to-one training to over 6,000 transit riders each year. In this interview Cherie Leporttia shares information about her background and Metro’s travel training program.
Accessibility| June 9, 2014

Transit access training saves Ontario city cash

The city of Hamilton has diverted 151 people from the much more expensive paratransit service and saved an estimated $1,558 per participant per year in specialized transit costs.

Accessibility| April 28, 2014

Ask the Expert - Judi Bonilla, Travel Trainer

As a gerontologist, Bonilla, who works for San Diego-based We Get Around!, saw early on the benefits travel training can offer older adults.

Accessibility| April 14, 2014

Calif. transit partners with community on travel training program

Victor Valley Transit Authority is donating a paratransit bus to local community group's New Freedom Program. The agency is also providing driver training, parking facilities, routine vehicle maintenance and assistance in meeting federal reporting requirements.

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