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Public Transportation for People with Disabilities
August 7, 2020 @ 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm
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Transportation is a highly important issue for people with disabilities. Quality transportation is often needed to engage in community life, jobs, education and to access health care. Since the passage of the ADA 30 years ago, public and private transportation providers must meet ADA requirements, such as providing accessible rider information, allow adequate time for people with disabilities to board and exit vehicles, and equip vehicles with accessible features for secure travel.
We will be joined by a panel of public transportation leaders and advocates to learn more about the transportation barriers that face the disability community and efforts to address those barriers. The panel discussion will cover these various topics: public transportation during COVID-19, paratransit vs. fixed-route public transit, and strategies to ensure affordable, high quality ridership for the general public.