Not knowing if a sidewalk will be complete, have curb cuts, or be free of snow makes it very difficult for people with disabilities to have full mobility.
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.
Since transit is morphing to intermodal... more »
Not everyone has access to or the income to afford a cellphone, iPhone or the internet, yet we all need access to transportation. Please make this system so that everyone somehow can get the support we need, even without electronic connections.
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?
1. In theory, someone with a disability could use paratransit to connect to the regional route, take the regional route to the other city, and then use paratransit to get to their final destination.... more »
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.