I think that the plan set forth has a lot of good ideas and things that should be considered when deciding upon transportation options for people with disabilities and interested parties.
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 »
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.
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.
As they are providing a service to the general public, they should not be allowed to do so unless they are accessible to those with disabilities. This should have to be demonstrated before they are given a license to operate.