Disabilities

August 12, 2016, 8am PDT
A recent op-ed posted here warned against new transportation technologies and instead encouraged cities to invest in public transit and walkable communities. However, transportation network companies claim to have increased transportation equity.
The American Prospect
July 28, 2016, 10am PDT
Connecting affordable housing and healthcare programs can improve both—especially for seniors and disabled people.
CityLab
April 4, 2016, 8am PDT
"Something is wrong," proclaimed Los Angeles Assemblyman Mike Gatto (D), "when one in eight California drivers claims a disability." Gatto has introduced two bills: one to address disabled parking, the other could promote variable pricing of parking.
Streetsblog California
January 11, 2016, 9am PST
A new study finds that the number of units available to those with a disability is insufficient to meet the growing needs of an aging population.
CityLab
February 2, 2015, 6am PST
The Brooklyn Development Center will close Dec. 31. The closure of the state facility is part of a long term goal of deinstitutionalizing the developmentally disabled and integrating them in the community in group homes.
The New York Times - N.Y. / Region
October 7, 2014, 9am PDT
WalletHub recently released the "2014 Best & Worst Cities for People with Disabilities" to highlight the economic power of providing employment opportunities and livable communities for people with special needs.
WalletHub
September 18, 2009, 8am PDT
Citing the estimated current cost of repairs as a partial reason for noncompliance with federal law, Caltrans heads to court against disability advocacy groups. The agency has failed to maintain or upgrade thousands of curbs and intersections.
Los Angeles Times
July 28, 2009, 8am PDT
A huge but largely under-noticed portion of public transit money goes to paratransit -- equipment and services to transport disabled people. Now, cheaper alternatives are emerging.
Governing
September 23, 2008, 6am PDT
After a New York Times article revealed an 'epidemic' of disability claims for retired employees of the Long Island Rail Road (the nation's largest commuter railroad), NY Governor Paterson announced he would have AG Cuomo launch an investigation.
The New York Times
September 17, 2008, 11am PDT
About 500 disabled Americans have erected a tent city just outside of HUD's Washington, DC office. The group has staged the sit-in to protest housing costs that cannot be met with the incomes of many disabled citizens.
Desert News
August 7, 2008, 8am PDT
<p>A psychology site reviews <em>Mental Health and Social Space: Towards Inclusionary Geographies</em>, a book by Hester Parr that looks at new ideas in including (or excluding) people with mental disabilities from public spaces.</p>
Metapsychology.com