July 29, 2020, 9am PDT
While many cities have shown efforts to implement accessible design since the 1990 adoption of the American Disabilities Act, more must be done.
July 25, 2019, 6am PDT
A lawsuit has forced New York City to invest significant funds and people power to making the public realm more accessible to people with disabilities.
April 27, 2019, 1pm PDT
A crowdsourcing app allows citizens to hold the public realm to higher standards of access and mobility.
April 6, 2018, 8am PDT
Threat of a Senate filibuster has blocked the progress of a bill that would restrict enforcement of the Americans With Disabilities Act.
March 10, 2018, 11am PST
Designed to thwart predatory lawsuits, the bill could make it easier for businesses to ignore barriers to access, disability rights advocates say.
September 28, 2017, 5am PDT
Most metro systems in the United States tend to score high on accessibility, while European systems have mixed results.
September 20, 2017, 1pm PDT
An underreported bill in the current congressional session would create a waiting period for Americans with Disabilities Act claims.
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.
August 10, 2015, 6am PDT
Twenty-five years have passed since the United States approved a civil rights law with broad and positive affect on the build environment as we've come to know it.
December 23, 2014, 8am PST
The Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority, working with the University of Massachusetts Amherst, is testing an app that will help the blind navigate Arlington Station in early 2015. The app will eventually be free to use throughout the system.
March 23, 2014, 11am PDT
Boston recently shut down one of its busiest transit hubs, the Government Center T Station for over-due renovations above and below the ground. The station was originally built in 1898, and without a major renovation since the 1960s.
March 8, 2014, 11am PST
City leaders have been in a struggle to come up with a viable solution to fix its buckling sidewalks for the past 50 years. Real estate developer Michael P. Russell takes a look at the work that needs to be done and outlines a plan for a fix.
May 13, 2012, 9am PDT
With more than a quarter of disabled Americans who are unable to leave their homes prevented from doing so by transportation difficulties, Sarah Laskow argues it's time for cities to move beyond ADA.
February 27, 2012, 2pm PST
East 69th Street is mobilizing to halt the Metropolitan Transportation Authority's plan to add subway entrances on their tony block - needed to handle displaced crowd flows from adding required ADA elevators at the 68th Street entrances.
The New York Times - N.Y. / Region
January 31, 2012, 12pm PST
A lawsuit based on the Americans With Disabilities Act may leave Los Angeles responsible for over a billion dollars' worth of crumbling sidewalks.
April 6, 2010, 5am PDT
AARP takes a comprehensive looks at streetcars, exploring their past demise, comeback, and now spreading to as many as 40 cities. Special attention is given to the Portland Streetcar and how the streetcar enables better mobility for seniors.
October 16, 2009, 2pm PDT
The Wheelchair Foundation has some work to do to become ADA-compliant.
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.