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Montana State University and Moscow partnership improves transportation accessibility

BOZEMAN: The Western Transportation Institute (WTI) at Montana State University and Moscow State University for Transport Engineering (MIIT) in Russia have completed a unique, year-long collaboration designed to Continue reading the story...

Easterseals to Help Communities Provide Accessible Transportation for People With Disabilities

WASHINGTON: Transportation continues to be a barrier for older adults and people with disabilities in rural communities. In response, Easterseals designed the Accessible Transportation Community Initiative Continue reading the story...

Columbia lacks accessible transportation

COLUMBIA: Columbia citizens who use a wheelchair have a difficult time finding a ride outside of normal business hours. In fact, there isn’t a single wheelchair-accessible Continue reading the story...

Mobility Ventures to Focus on Accessible Transportation at Roll on Capitol Hill

WASHINGTON: Mobility Ventures, manufacturer of the MV-1, the only vehicle specifically designed to meet the needs of people who use wheelchairs, will join approximately 150 other Continue reading the story...

Transforming Transportation for People with Disabilities

The Saskatchewan Human Rights Commission (SHRC) recognized the work being done in the City of Regina to improve public transportation for people with disabilities at the Continue reading the story...

Canadian Transportation Agency launches consultation on accessible transportation

GATINEAU, QC: As part of the Regulatory Modernization Initiative announced last week, the Agency is launching the first phase of its regulatory review, which focusses on Continue reading the story...

FTA-Supported NADTC Launches New Website to Support Accessible Public Transportation Service

The National Aging and Disability Transportation Center (NADTC), the Federal Transit Administration’s newest technical assistance center, has launched a new website to provide easy access to Continue reading the story...

US Senator Urges Commerce Committee to Improve Air Transportation Accessibility for Persons with Disabilities

WASHINGTON, DC: A U.S. Senator Cory Booker sent a letter to Senate Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation chairman U.S. Sen. John Thune and ranking member Continue reading the story...

Webinars on ADA Regulations for Transportation Providers

The Federal Transit Administration is hosting a series of six webinars to help transportation providers understand Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) regulations for accessible transportation. These hour-long Continue reading the story...

Transportation to School for Children with Disabilities – Survey

Access Exchange International in coordination with Missouri State Universtiy are pleased to launch this important survey on transportation needs of children with disabilities in developing countries. Continue reading the story...

NDOT seeks public feedback on Transportation Accessibility Plans

LAS VEGAS, NEV.: The Nevada Department of Transportation is soliciting public feedback on Americans with Disabilities Act accessibility plans for Nevada roadways and transportation infrastructure. New NDOT Continue reading the story...

Transportation Department Issues Guidance to Public Transportation Agencies on Implementing ADA

WASHINGTON: The U.S. Department of Transportation’s Federal Transit Administration (FTA) on Monday published detailed guidance [pdf] to transit agencies on how to comply with the Americans Continue reading the story...

Funding Supports Accessible Transportation

Nova Scotians will have easier access to safe, affordable and accessible transportation thanks to the Accessible Transportation Assistance Program. Municipal Affairs Minister Mark Furey announced $366,000 in Continue reading the story...

Accessible transportation for everyone

LAVAL, QC: The STL (Société de transport de Laval) is pleased to announce that since Saturday, June 20, buses on the number 20 is accessible at Continue reading the story...

United Spinal’s 4th Annual Roll on Capitol Hill: Empowering Wheelchair Users to Advocate for Greater Access to Healthcare, Transportation and Mobility Equipment

NEW YORK: United Spinal Association and disability advocates from its national chapter network will gather in Washington, D.C. on June 7-10 for the 4th Annual Roll Continue reading the story...

National Council on Disability Releases Transportation Access and Policy Report

On Monday, May 4, the National Council on Disability (NCD), an independent federal agency that advises the President, Congress and other federal agencies on disability policy, Continue reading the story...

Reasonable modification rule to improve access to public transportation for persons with disabilities introduced

WASHINGTON: The U.S. Department of Transportation announced  the publication of a Final Rule clarifying that public transportation providers are required to make reasonable modifications to their Continue reading the story...

World Summit on Tourism and Transportation for Persons with Disabilities

MONTREAL: World Summit on Destinations for All, addressing the themes of tourism, culture and transportation for persons with physical disabilities will be held in Montréal on Continue reading the story...

Ministry seeks funds for accessible transportation

BANGKOK: The Transport Ministry is preparing to ask the newly appointed cabinet for extra funding to build better transport facilities for commuters with disabilities and older people. Past Continue reading the story...

Government Supports Accessible Transportation

CANADA: Nova Scotians in rural communities will have more accessible transportation after a government investment announced on August 1. A transit train car that is accessible for Continue reading the story...

Transportation West Receives New Accessible Buses

ALBERTON, CANADA: Officials gathered on April 4 to announce the delivery of two new buses to Transportation West. Thanks to federal investments, the new twelve-passenger, wheelchair-accessible Continue reading the story...

Lack of wheelchair accessible transportation in Wellington

WELLINGTON, NZ: The lack of wheelchair accessible transportation in the county is “ripping apart” local families. That’s the message Mich­elle Martin and Helen Edwards are spreading Continue reading the story...

Transportation issues for people with disabilities

AUSTRALIA: A recent report shows public transport users in Victoria who have accessibility issues can easily be mitigated by a few operator improvements. The report by the Victoria Continue reading the story...

Province supports organizations providing accessible transportation

More Nova Scotians will have easier access to safe, affordable and accessible transportation in their communities, with provincial support announced on Aug. 28. Through the Accessible Transportation Continue reading the story...

Free Webinar on Accessible Transportation Facilities – August 1

Accessibility standards for transportation facilities apply to the construction and alteration of transportation facilities covered by the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) and became effective November Continue reading the story...

Two Compliance Reports Show Positive Results for Access to the National Transportation System for Persons with Disabilities

OTTAWA: The Canadian Transportation Agency released its Air Carrier Compliance Report: Domestic Carriers and its Rail Code Compliance Report: VIA Rail Canada, demonstrating positive results for accessibility of Continue reading the story...

Saudi Government makes huge commitment to increased accessible transportation

The Braun Corporation is nearing completion of an order from the Saudi Arabian Ministry of Social Affairs to supply 3,000 wheelchair lifts to the Kingdom – Continue reading the story...

Canadian Transportation Agency releases new Code of Practice to improve accessibility of Non-NAS air terminal

OTTAWA: The Canadian Transportation Agency today released a new Accessibility Code of Practice and resource tool to improve the accessibility of non-National Airports System (non-NAS) air terminals for persons with disabilities. The National Airports Continue reading the story...

Fairfax County surveying persons with disabilities on transportation

Fairfax County officials are surveying persons with disabilities in an effort to improve transportation options for them. The Survey will help the county improve transportation services to Continue reading the story...

New Transportation Guide is geared to people with autism and other disabilities

RIDGEWOOD, NJ: The Daniel Jordan Fiddle Foundation, a national autism organization that develops, advocates for and funds innovative initiatives benefiting adults on the spectrum, Easter Seals Continue reading the story...

Canadian Transportation Agency launches new resource tools for accessible transportation complaints

OTTAWA: The Canadian Transportation Agency launched yesterday two new resource tools for travellers with disabilities and for transportation service providers to improve their access to and Continue reading the story...

Russian MP promises to facilitate air transportation amendments for persons with disabilities

MOSCOW: State Duma Vice Speaker Sergei Zheleznyak has promised to facilitate the adoption of amendments to the Air Code on transporting persons with disabilities, the United Continue reading the story...

Turkish Ministry of Transport aims to provide accessible sea transportation

ANKARA: The new “unhindered seas project” by the Transportation Ministry aims to provide accessible sea transportation for persons with disabilities. Transportation Minister Binali Yıldırım told Anatolia news Continue reading the story...

Lack of transportation keeping man with disabilities at home

A Comox Valley wheelchair user cannot leave his house because of lack of access to the Comox Valley Regional District’s handyDART service. Blair Polischuk, who was diagnosed Continue reading the story...

Accessible Transportation Coalitions Initiative for Persons with Disabilities

Peoria, IL: Two Central Illinois groups are teaming up to improve access to transportation for persons with disabilities. Easter Seals Project Action is sponsoring a two day Continue reading the story...

TxDOT to hold Persons with Disabilities Transportation Program Workshop Aug 30

PARIS, TEXAS: A workshop regarding TxDOT’s Elderly Persons & Persons with Disabilities Transportation Program is scheduled for August 30, 2012 in the TxDOT Paris District Training Continue reading the story...

Expanding transportation alternatives for people with vision disabilities

PORTLAND: ITNPortland , a local nonprofit, has received a $35,000 grant from the John T. Gorman Foundation to raise awareness of its transportation service by partnering with local houses Continue reading the story...

Michigan Department of Transportation and Indian Trails launch first U.S. bus fleet with ‘hearing loop’ technology

OWOSSO, MICHIGAN: The Michigan Department of Transportation (MDOT) and Indian Trails, Inc., have teamed up to install “hearing loop” technology on a fleet of 17 motorcoaches Continue reading the story...

Canadian Transportation Agency launches new carriage of mobility aids resource tool

OTTAWA: The Canadian Transportation Agency on June 1 launched its new Carriage of Mobility Aids Resource Tool for air, rail and interprovincial ferry carriers to assist Continue reading the story...

Accessibility plan focuses on transportation

KITCHENER: Waterloo Regional Council has published its 2012 Accessibility Plan, a document which outlines projects and initiatives which will improve our community for our neighbours with Continue reading the story...
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