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Funds to improve paratransit infrastructure

I think the federal government should tax rich people more, and give people on fixed incomes some deductions for transit/paratransit costs. Also Or, money could be given to the local jurisdictions to supplement what they bring in for fixed route and paratransit charges. this federal money should also be used to improve our roads, bridges, and sidewalks. I live in Ohio, and I understand that Ohio spends less than many... more »

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Implement Regional Transit System in Major cities

I think that all major cities should have a regional transit system. I think the best way is to do something like the Washington Area Metropolitan Transit authority(WMATA. They hire one contractor or many that coordinate their rides. That way each jurisdiction pays only for the rides that citizens in their jurisdiction take, but the citizens can go anywhere in the larger area. The great part is that it covers many jurisdictions,... more »

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Change to ADA for Paratransit

I think paratransit should go beyond the 3/4 mile radius around fixed routes. It can really limit where a person can live, and where they can work with this restriction. Also I think the time limits should not be just when the nearest buses run, because of the extra time it takes for paratransit it limits your work hours, and other essential trips like grocery shopping, or going to medical appointments. Do planners always... more »

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Resource: VOLPE

Beyond Traffic 2045: Reimagining Transportation Technology Disruptive Innovation and the Future of Transportation
https://volpe-events.webex.com/mw3000/mywebex/default.do?siteurl=volpe-events

Home Page: Volpe, The National Transportation Systems Center
U.S. Department of Transportation
55 Broadway – Kendall Square
Cambridge, Massachusetts 02142
https://www.volpe.dot.gov/

There's a webinar tomorrow:
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Transportation APIs, and article on using them

ProgrammableWeb Souce file using keyword search, "transport"

 

http://www.programmableweb.com/category/all/apis?keyword=transport

 

How Smart Cities are Using APIs: Public Transport APIs

http://www.programmableweb.com/news/how-smart-cities-are-using-apis-public-transport-apis/2014/05/22

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Enhancement of paratransit services and taxicab services

For those of you who use paratransit services or accessible taxi services, are there technologies that would help to improve your experience (i.e., being able to track where the vehicle is and how long it will be before it arrives, being able to reserve and accessible taxi cab in another city, etc. while on travel)?

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