Disability

Traffic on a Manhattan street.

MTA Rolls Out Congestion Pricing Exemption, Discount

People with disabilities that prevent them from using transit can apply for an exemption from the congestion pricing scheme.

June 5, 2024 - News 12

Young man in wheelchair crossing zebra crosswalk.

How to Protect Pedestrians With Disabilities

Public agencies don’t track traffic deaths and injuries involving disabled people, leaving a gap in data to guide safety interventions.

March 28, 2024 - Governing

Close-up of person in wheelchair wearing jeans entering public bus on ramp.

How to Improve Transit Accessibility

Over 13 million Americans face mobility challenges that limit their travel experience.

March 21, 2024 - Prism

Close-up of blue and white wheelchair ramp sign with arrow pointing right.

America’s 15 Most Accessible Cities

These cities are the easiest to navigate for people in wheelchairs or with mobility challenges.

March 15, 2024 - Yahoo Finance

Man with sunglasses and cane sits on bus stop shelter bench.

Making Trip Planning Easier for Vision-Impaired Transit Riders

The app provides navigation using audio and haptic cues to improve accessibility for people with low vision.

March 15, 2024 - Next City

A sign for SMART Bus on a pole.

Website Streamlines Michigan Transit Information

The tool is designed to help people with disabilities navigate the state’s complex public transit network.

March 12, 2024 - Second Wave Michigan

Man using cane for visual impairment waiting to board subway train on platform.

How Car Dependency Impacts People With Disabilities

People who are physically unable to drive can benefit from effective public transit systems and accessible, mixed-use neighborhoods.

December 21, 2023 - Salon

Green subway station entrance kiosk with brick buildings in background.

FTA Announces Accessibility Funding for ‘Legacy Stations’

The 2024 budget includes close to $350 million for accessibility improvements at transit stations.

December 4, 2023 - Federal Transit Administration

Close-up of hand reading Braille sign at bus stop in Vancouver, British Columbia.

Braille Signage Now at All Vancouver Bus Stops

The city completed installation of signage for people with visual impairments at over 8,000 bus stops.

December 1, 2023 - Mass Transit

Close-up of accessible stop button on public bus.

Phoenix Transit Riders Face Accessibility Challenges

Disability advocates want the city’s transit agencies to expand the scope of their accessibility efforts to include a broader range of needs.

November 26, 2023 - AZ Big Media

Ground-up view of man using wheelchair waiting to board a light blue bus.

Commentary: Avoiding Ableism in 15-Minute Cities

One author calls on planners to challenge assumptions that exclude people with mobility challenges and other disabilities.

November 21, 2023 - The Conversation

Man in orange jacket wearing surgical mask and bike helmet looks at phone while wearing delivery backpack and holding bicycle

How Long Covid Changes the Transportation Conversation

People living with long Covid symptoms can find themselves unable to make the same mobility choices they used to.

September 20, 2023 - Streetsblog USA

Woman in wheelchair working at a home office desk

How Remote Work is Changing the Playing Field for Workers With Disabilities

The more widespread acceptance of working from home is helping millions of Americans with disabilities get back into the workforce and find better job opportunities.

October 4, 2022 - Bloomberg

Wheelchair accessibility lift

Toward More Inclusive Emergency Management

People with disabilities often die at higher rates during natural disasters or other emergencies. One Oregon advocacy group wants to change that.

June 22, 2022 - Next City

Mobility

Bikeshare Programs Lack Accessible Options

City bikeshare programs are failing to provide equal access for disabled residents, the Times reports.

December 20, 2018 - New York Times

Wheelchair Accessible

Disability Activists Sue New York MTA

Two class action lawsuits take New York’s inaccessible metro system to task.

May 1, 2017 - New York Times

Handicapped Seating

Badges for Transit Riders with Non-Visible Impairments

Transport for London is experimenting with badges that say "Please offer me a seat" for people who wouldn't necessarily be offered seats.

May 1, 2017 - BBC

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