• Transportation

    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 U.S. Sen. Bill Nelson urging the Committee to incorporate additional language to guarantee improved accessibility for people with disabilities through the nation’s air system in the Federal Aviation Administration… Continue Reading »

    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 webinars will include useful information on relevant ADA topics, tips and suggestions for compliance and accessible service, and opportunities to ask questions. Upcoming webinars include sessions about demand… Continue Reading »

    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. People around the world are working hard to provide better education for children  with disabilities, either as part of regular schools or in separate schools just for children with… Continue Reading »

    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 roadways and facilities are constructed to meet accessibility needs. But, roads and facilities built decades ago may not fully reach current accessibility standards. NDOT has surveyed all state-owned… Continue Reading »

    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 with Disabilities Act (ADA). Since the ADA became law in 1990, FTA has ensured that transit systems comply with the ADA’s provisions on public transportation, primarily through education and… Continue Reading »

    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 funding on July 15. “We want to ensure that Nova Scotians who need accessible transportation are able to access it in their communities,” said Mr. Furey. “This funding… Continue Reading »

    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 all times for clients with mobility aids (manual and electric wheelchairs and three or four wheel scooters). The number 20 bus is the newest addition to the lines which… Continue Reading »

    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 on Capitol Hill  to shape policies that impact the health, independence and quality of life of people living with spinal cord injuries and disorders (SCI/D). Roll on Capitol Hill… Continue Reading »

    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, will release a comprehensive assessment surface transportation for people with disabilities as a part of NCD’s quarterly meeting in Pittsburgh, PA. The report picks up ten years after NCD’s… Continue Reading »