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Category: Transportation

L.A. Metro gets praised for a program that helps seniors with transportation

The Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transportation Authority has a program called the “On the Move Riders Program.” It received the Spirit of Accessibility Award for helping seniors with transportation. The program teaches L.A. older adults about using public transportation through workshops, events, and tours. Seniors aged 62+ who sign up get discounted fares on Metro … Continued

Public Awareness Campaign to Ensure Air Travelers with Disabilities Know Their Rights

The U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT) has a new campaign called #AccessibleAirTravel to celebrate the Air Carrier Access Act (ACAA) and let travelers with disabilities know about their rights. The ACAA, created in 1986, makes it illegal to discriminate against people with disabilities in air travel. DOT has created the Airline Passengers with Disabilities Bill … Continued

Final rule on accessible airline lavatories

On the 33rd anniversary of the Americans with Disabilities Act, the U.S. Department of Transportation announced a new rule which requires airline lavatories to be more accessible. This rulemaking, allowed under the Air Carrier Access Act, would require airlines to make lavatories on new single-aisle aircraft large enough to permit a passenger with a disability … Continued

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