• Transportation

    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 »

    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 polices, practices and procedures to avoid discrimination and ensure programs and services are accessible to individuals with disabilities. “Ensuring equal access to public transportation enables individuals with disabilities to… Continue Reading »

    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 19 to 22 October 2014. The number of international tourist arrivals is expected to climb to one billion in 2012. Persons with physical disabilities account for roughly 15% of… Continue Reading »

    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 governments had never allocated money specifically for things like wheelchair ramps, lifts, special toilets and car parks, or signs to help people with disabilities travelling public on trains and… Continue Reading »

    Government Supports Accessible Transportation

    CANADA: Nova Scotians in rural communities will have more accessible transportation after a government investment announced on August 1. Education and Early Childhood Development Minister Karen Casey, on behalf of Municipal Affairs Minister Mark Furey, announced the funding for new accessible vehicles for eight community transportation organizations. “The province is committed to helping Nova Scotians… Continue Reading »