Kansas City streetcar running down street lined with trees in fall colors.

Funding Approved for St. Louis Transit Agency

After a failed vote last month, the St. Louis County Council voted to move forward with a $128-million infusion into the regional transit system.

November 22, 2023 - KMOV

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Philadelphia Moves to Improve Paratransit Services

The Southeastern Pennsylvania Transportation Authority’s partnership with a technology provider will boost the system’s paratransit and microtransit services to improve access and accessibility.

October 11, 2023 - Mass Transit

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Milwaukee Transit to See More Service Cuts

With a projected budget gap of $20 million by 2025 and ridership declining, the city’s transit agency plans to make cuts and adjustments to service.

October 16, 2022 - Urban Milwaukee

Omaha Nebraska

Omaha's Transit Agency Plans to Expand, Enhance Service

The plan calls for more frequent service, expanded bus lines, and connectivity between different modes of transit.

August 2, 2021 - WOWT

Wheelchair Ramp

Cars, Transit, and the Disabled

Contrary to popular myth, the disabled drive less than other Americans.

January 26, 2021 - Michael Lewyn

New York Subway Stairs

Who Has Access to NYC Subways?

For many people with mobility challenges, just getting to an accessible subway station in New York is an impossibility.

February 16, 2019 - The New York Times

Access Paratransit

Paratransit Service Needs Improvement

Following a scathing performance report by King County, in Washington, system officials are implementing an overhaul of the Access paratransit system.

September 10, 2018 - Crosscut

Paratransit

'Mobility for All' Responds to Growing Need for Quality Paratransit Service

Accessible technology and a centralized database and call center will help deliver a one-call, one-click transportation information system for seniors and people with special needs in the Portland region.

August 29, 2018 - Bike Portland

Paratransit

Report Offers Guidance for Improving Paratransit Services

The requirement to provide paratransit services is written into the Americans With Disabilities Act, so transit agencies must continue to find ways to provide these essential services as cost-effectively as possible.

September 22, 2016 - Streetsblog USA

How Transportation Network Companies Could Improve Paratransit Services

An interesting pitch in Boston: use transportation network companies (TNCs) like Uber and Lyft to provide paratransit services.

November 21, 2015 - WBUR

Countering the High Costs of Paratransit

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.

July 28, 2009 - Governing

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