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ACCES-VR Manager, Legislative & Community Affairs

Transportation & Employment:
The ADA transportation language/regulationas should be amended to increase the paratransit service area from 1 mile on either side of a fixed route service to a 10 mile corridor.

Nationwide the efficacy and outcomes for supported employment can be significantly enhanced through partnerships between urban and rural transit authorities, state vocational rehabilitation agencies, state departments... more »

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Penalties for late service

My local paratransit has been sued several times for substandard service. One of the results of that is that the cost of the ride is refunded if the ride is late. The penalty is the same whether the ride is 5 minutes or two hours late. One of the downsides to this is that, if a ride is already late, the client will be left further behind as the dispatcher gives priority to riders who can still be picked up on time, minimizing... more »

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For Uber or Lyft services, please have background checks

Full disclosure: I have multiple disabilities.

I have heard about too many issues about people taking advantage of those with disabilities, and even those who do not have disabilities, are taken advantage of.

I am aware of friends with disabilities relying on the word of other friends with disabilities, who will use a service by "name" but end up being taken advantage of anyhow. So the social guarantee of friends... more »

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For Uber or Lyft - like services, please support photos

Full disclosure: I have multiple disabilities.

 

It is difficult to find trustworthy ride services that work with those who have disabilities. One thing that would make me feel more comfortable is if ride-sharing services included a picture of the driver when we sign up for their services.

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In general, make buttons that call transport services larger. trending idea

Full disclosure. I am someone with multiple disabilities, including vision problems and motor skill problems. I rely on a motorized chair to get around.

To address my vision and motor skill challenges, I recommend that apps that rely on buttons to submit for location or help or calling a cab and so on, that the buttons be very large so that they are easier for those with vision problems and motorskill issues to use.... more »

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Paratransit to transport to fixed route areas

I can see for people who live outside the fixed route, having some system to send a smaller vehicle to bring them into the fixed route area, and then they could transfer to a larger vehicle. If you live outside the fixed route and suddenly become disabled, what do you do? What if you had a job that you could still work at, but you can’t get to? There is the possibility that if you moved into the fixed route area, you... more »

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Do not limit route times on nearest fixed route for Paratransit

I also think that paratransit should not be limited to the route times of the nearest fixed route. Since it often takes longer to ride paratransit to your destination compared to fixed routes, it limits the job you might be able to get. It also limits where you can live. If there is only fixed routes on weekdays, then what do you do on weekends? Or if the fixed route is just early morning and late afternoon for commuters... more »

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Suburban Wheelchair Accessible Taxicab/Livery Services

Provide a Federal Tax Credit or other economic incentive/subsidy to private for profit companies primarily engaged in demand responsive transportation services (taxicab or livery services) in suburban areas. Apart from nonemergency medical transportation, mass transit including ADA Para-transit, and Township Dial-A-Ride services there is no mandate and therefore no service that provides wheelchair accessible taxicab/livery... more »

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Coordinate with Local Agencies So No Penalty For Crossing Jurisd

I am writing on behalf of a friend with disabilities here: His opinion follows here:

Van services are beholden to area jurisdictions. Once, he was asked to participate in an audition for a job; he lives in one county, but the job was in the next county. To be able to use the van services, he would have had to pay an out-of-pocket fee that was prohibitively expensive. Is it possible to have county council members... more »

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Use the HTML5 Web Storage API to assist users of mobile tech

One very common problem a friend with mobility, vision, and dexterity problems constantly faces is getting timed out of various interfaces. It is with considerable difficulty that he must re-enter all the information in the forms again, reload, and then pray that he is able to finish his tasks before getting timed out. Mobile technology, such as smart phones, are a tremendous boon to accessibility measures in general,... more »

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Use the HTML5 Geolocation API to allow easier calls for pickup trending idea

Use the HTML5 Geolocation API to allow easier, one-button push notification to send a location from a smartphone to a van or bus. http://dev.w3.org/geo/api/spec-source.html I would like to claim this idea as my own, but its origin is actually based on a request from a friend with multiple disabilities to find a way to send out geolocation information in event of an emergency, such as being trapped in a fire. He... more »

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