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Increase the lift capacity on buses to 1000lbs

As of right now the minimum weight capacity for lifts on busses and other accessible vehicles is set at 650 lbs. Back when they came up with that amount everyone had manual wheelchairs and 650lbs was very adequate. Today however most people have power wheelchairs and some of those have a minimum weight of 4 to 5 hundred pounds. This is a country that has more then a few people that are considered over weight so if you... more »

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Uber and Lyft need to hire drivers with accessible vans

If Uber and Lyft were to hire people with disabilities who own an accessible van it would accomplish two things that the disabled community is very short on. One it would give people with disabilities much needed jobs and two it would give people a very good option for transportation in a world that has fewer options for the disabled then the physically fit.

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National Paratransit Certification + Regional Connections trending idea

*Disclaimer: I'm a federal employee, but I'm submitting this idea as a person with a disability who has experience riding Paratransit in my hometown.

Similar to the way one can sign in to multiple applications using their Facebook login criteria, the same concept could be used to allow Paratransit users to connect to other paratransit authorities using one certification. For example, because I’m certified with the Dallas... more »

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Transporation help for Seniors and the Disabled

I can understand someone's hesitation about hiring an unemployed person (the person may only be doing it because they have to not because they want to - or they might not even like doing the job but their unemployment has run out and they need the money). As with any job, there are bad apples that can spoil the barrel. I agree that the Disabled and Senior population are a “very vulnerable population,” but if the program... more »

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Enforce existing policies

If there was a funding resource available to fill gaps and enhance existing infrastructure, that would be a great step toward increasing safe mobility options. Too often the sidewalks, bus stops, crosswalks and other facilities are out dated, damaged, dead end, have no warnings for a variety of disabilities, are not signalized, have not had curb ramps installed, etc.
If there was a concerted effort to bring existing... more »

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Advocating for the Needs of Travelers with Visual Impairments trending idea

In looking to address transportation needs of clients with visual impairments – including those with complete blindness, it is important to consider the role of Certified Orientation and Mobility Specialists (COMS) in training clients on the use of transportation systems and adaptive equipment used for mobility purposes.

Often overlooked as a profession dedicated to the rehabilitation needs – specifically those that... more »

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Navigation Systems for Individuals with Visual Impairments

In looking to develop transformative accessible transportation applications for travelers who are visually impaired, supporting the unique needs of a traveler without the use of vision will be important in ensuring that applications are accessible. Researching existing literature within this area and working with blind rehabilitation professionals and the clients they serve to create new literature on what works – and... more »

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Shared Mobility - Collaborative Mobility

When we think about seamless and coordinated mobility - and especially how technology can support this integrated thinking...we have to assure that the technologies are also integrated....an app that integrates transportation modes, provides information about first-mile, last-mile options, and is accessible is the ideal! Providers and developers need to collaborate as new tools are developed.

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