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Goal 4: Support the development and diversification of the public transit systems

community members are needed to bridge the gaps

We need to look at ways to have community members be more involved in pooling the activities of transportation. We need a way to enter accessible vehicles with an inventory of community pooling fleets. With a program to financially benefit participants, we need to use technology to show routes available to people with disabilities based on routes taken by community members. We have a lot of vehicles around the marketplace... more »

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Goal 5: Advance accessible intercity transportation systems

Access to the Airlines

We call on DOT to challenge the Airlines and OEM's to provide access to passengers with disabilities that is barrier free. To often passenger with disabilities have incurred bodily harm from being dropped while making transfers out of their personal wheelchairs onto an airline boarding aisle chair, or mishandled by ill trained staff in boarding the plane. Furthermore there are times when the passengers wheelchair or assistive... more »

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Goal 3: Improve access for individuals with disabilities to passenger & commercial vehicles

Same desire as people without disabilities

People with disabilities have the right to the same modes of transportation as people without disabilities. For the vast majority of Americans, their preference is door-to-door transportation without the need to switch modes of transportation-- in other words, a personal conveyance device, also known as a car. With the rise in popularity of Lyft and Uber for the general population, those options need to be accessible... more »

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Goal 5: Advance accessible intercity transportation systems

Intercity connections through mobility management

To improve the connectedness of intercity systems, it is important to have those providers who offer intercity service to be part of mobility management networks in regions. All providers and systems need to be talking with each other to ensure that there are no gaps in service - and the connections are accessible. Perhaps even, hubs can be established in cities at which intercity services, can connect with city services,... more »

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Goal 3: Improve access for individuals with disabilities to passenger & commercial vehicles

zTrsnsportatikn of mobility devices

Transporting an electric mobility scooter can be very problematic sometimes.

Often, airplanes transport the scooter in baggage with oversized luggage, wheelchairs and strollers. The have dismantled the scooter,, removed the seat and handlbars, or placed heavy objects on it. These damages have resulted in long delays returning it at the airport, missed flights, long delays for repairs at destinations, inability to use... more »

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Goal 5: Advance accessible intercity transportation systems

Regional Transit Authorities

Make the creation of regional transit authorities easier. For example, Milwaukee tried to establish one, and was blocked by the state legislature (some who, oddly, didn't seem to mind another significantly more white metro area trying to establish one). States should not be able to block the creation of RTAs, nor impede their ability to create fees or taxes to support if the counties choose to.

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Goal 3: Improve access for individuals with disabilities to passenger & commercial vehicles

Accessibility of Technology

Vehicles are increasingly using more and more technologies. It should be standardized that Input/Output should be accessible to those with sensory disabilities. Moreover, with the development of self-driving autonomous vehicles, those new vehicles should be accessible for those with mobility disabilities as well. For example, a person who is blind or deaf should be able to enter a, say, autonomous taxi and able able to... more »

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Goal 1: Remove unnecessary barriers

Partnering with GPS Map Providers

There has already been work done on incorporating mapping services' satellite views and street views to identify accessibility barriers. DoT should partner with those providers and researchers to create a way to identify not only barriers along federally-funded routes, but also to enable states and local municipalities to piggy-back onto that technology to identify barriers along state routes and in local communities.... more »

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Goal 2: Enhance opportunities for people with disabilities to walk, roll, cycle, & use micromobility

more mobility transport options for individuals and rideshares

All of the innovative ideas identified in the transportation policy document sound great but will take awhile. In the meantime, work on the progress that has been started to increase mobility transport, add to the fleet of bicycles and other motor/electric scooter and create a more responsive local transportation system that prioritizes individuals travelling to work.

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Goal 2: Enhance opportunities for people with disabilities to walk, roll, cycle, & use micromobility

Electric mobility devices emergency recharge

When traveling through transportation hubs, for point-to-point travel there is a need for Electric mobility devices emergency recharge, typically a 110/120v electric socket. These are typically used by cleaning personnel in many locations, but are often blocked by seating or storage cabinets, or are in raised platforms. Unimpaired persons often [can more easily] use these sockets to charge cell phones and computers. Allowing... more »

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Goal 4: Support the development and diversification of the public transit systems

collaborate with potential state funding agencies

in every state, the state workforce agency and the Vocational Rehabilitation agency have funding to provide to eligible clients who are travelling in the community to access their work. Most regional transit agencies have a disability pass that reduces the cost of the fare but why not collaborate directly with these two agencies focused on work (one just for individuals with disabilities) and provide a VR or Workforce... more »

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Facilitate standardization for automated wheelchair securement

Despite fully self-driving vehicles being still some years away, significant efforts are required now to ensure vehicle designs and functionality deliver on the potential to provide increased mobility to those that are currently underserved. For a truly accessible automated vehicle experience, automated vehicles will need an accessible system level HMI, hardware compatibility with various assistive devices, and accessible... more »

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Goal 1: Remove unnecessary barriers

Lack of pathways is the Biggest Barrier

Many suburban residential developments - especially in the South - are based on pipestem off collector roads or walled communities. Posted speeds inside those communities are 25 mph or less. Most residents feel safe on the pavement. However, they don't feel safe walking, rolling, or cycling on collector or arterial roads. We lack continuous pathways along collector and arterial roads. The Transportation Reauthorization... more »

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