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Will Micro Transit Help?

I'm excited about the option of micro-transit to help bring public transit to harder-to-serve areas, like neighborhoods with large yards (which typically don't have the density to support fixed-route service). However, it's imperative that any micro-transit is physically accessible.

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All facilities should be accessible

I don't think the goal should be "Increase the number of existing transit facilities that are accessible, while ensuring that all new facilities meet accessibility standards." The goal should be that all existing transit facilities are made accessible. Why is it ok that some facilities are not accessible?

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

Rural Nonprofit Transportation to Urban Locations trending idea

Rural isolation in unincorporated areas of counties makes it financially and geographically difficult for urban and suburban transit to provide needed door to door pick up when it is 7 miles or further to the rural location from the edge of the urban or suburban setting where services are available. Nonprofits can provide the dead end trips that allow rural isolated seniors and adults with disabilities who are unable... more »

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

Light Rail Safety for the Mobility Challenged

Two years ago, my husband used a rollator to board a Metrorail train with me. I quickly attempted to fold it and place it between seats when the train took off immediately and my husband was knocked off his feet. To my horror and that of the other passengers, he fell. Thanks to his muscular, well-padded frame, he was uninjured. We haven't used Metrorail since.

It's not obvious where rollators should be stored during... more »

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

Edge Lane Roads AKA Advisory Shoulders

Edge lane roads (ELRs) are a class of roadway which includes Advisory Bike Lanes and Advisory Shoulders. ELRs support two-way motor vehicle traffic within a single center lane and vulnerable road users (VRUs) such as bicyclists, wheelchair users, or pedestrians in the edge lanes on either side. Motorists may use the edge lanes, after yielding to any VRUs there, to pass approaching vehicles. ELRs are called Advisory Shoulders... 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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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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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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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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Goal 1: Remove unnecessary barriers

First, Recruit Volunteers to Identify the Barriers trending idea

Can't remove unidentified barriers. Suggest that people with disabilities be recruited in this effort. Several methodologies have been used in this effort. One may be "Maps for Easy Paths (MEP): A Mobile Application for City Accessibility". Volunteers (or paid staff) can be recruited from local Centers for Independent Living. Payment is advisable both since training is required and payment is incentive to provide standardized... 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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Fund ADA compliant sidewalks and bike infrastructure trending idea

USDOT should create a program that provides incentives for local communities to create ADA compliant sidewalk and bicycle networks. The program should consider neighborhoods that have been impacted by federally funded road building in the past in ways that made biking and walking harder or less safe.

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

Transit Hub Design Accessibllity Considerations trending idea

Transit is morphing towards intermodal linked trips, where frequent fixed route (Bus & Rail) connects intense land uses. Suburban residential and office/industrial parks will be connected to transit hubs with less-frequent transit/shuttle routes and demand-responsive services booked using apps and call centers. Transit hubs are designed for easy, safe and quick transfers between fixed route transit, the demand response... more »

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