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

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

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

Each Rider needs an account-based Mobility SNAP-like EBT card trending idea

If each rider had an account-based Mobility electronic balance transfer card, that card could be used on participating transit systems, micro transit, bikeshare, taxi and other ride providers. Monthly passes could be purchased on-line. Ride Subsidies from Medicaid, Veterans Affairs, and human service agencies could be loaded monthly (just as is done for food stamps on SNAP cards).

Since transit is morphing to intermodal... more »

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Focus on an Inclusive Transportation Workforce

When I participate in large transportation-related events, such as APTA, CTAA, NADO, etc., it is apparent that the transportation industry workforce lacks diversity regarding individuals with disabilities. One way to influence transportation operations and services is to have individuals with disabilities as decision-makers in the transportation workforce. To enhance awareness of employment opportunities, youth with disabilities... more »

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

On-Demand Rides Using Medicaid HCBS Funds trending idea

PWD need to have access to Uber/Lyft-like on-demand transportation (using privately owned vehicles POVs) that can be paid with Medicaid-funded HCBS waiver dollars using their smart phone. Currently, PWD can use an Uber/Lyft if they private pay; and, HCBS waivers often will pay for such on-demand rides but only if the person pays and then seeks reimbursement using a third party intermediary. (This is all very dependent... 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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Goal 3: Improve access for individuals with disabilities to passenger & commercial vehicles

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

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

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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Goal 5: Advance accessible intercity transportation systems

Paratransit doesn't have to run between cities trending idea

Cities in our area are connected by "regional" or "commuter" routes as opposed to "fixed route" service. This means that Paratransit doesn't run between communities. This leaves people with significant disabilities few options:

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 »

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

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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