Access to high-quality public transportation can make cities more inclusive by increasing mobility and opportunity, particularly for people with low incomes and people of color.
For less than the cost of a single bus, however, Metro might be the first transit agency in the country to take a significant step across an entire bus system that could open riding options to scores of vision-impaired customers with the use of a smartphone.
Prof Aaron Steinfeld of Carnegie Mellon University’s Robotics Institute is working on building robots that could one day help disabled people navigate major transport hubs.
Hundreds of people with a wide range of disabilities go to the Ability360 center on Washington Street each day for recreational activities like wheelchair lacrosse or adaptive climbing-however-it has always been just barely out of reach of transit.
A research partnership between the University at Buffalo and the Niagara Frontier Transportation Authority (NFTA) is working to dramatically improve the public transit experience for the region’s many riders who have some type of disability.
We forget that walking can be a part of our public transit system too.
Several U.S. transit systems looking to defray costs of providing services for the disabled are weighing partnerships with Uber and Lyft, unsettling some advocates who note that ride-hailing services have themselves faced criticism over accessibility.
Start-ups are proving more efficient than government in areas like transportation. Should some services be privatized?
Blindways is a new app developed by the Perkins School of Blind to crowdsource precise locations to help blind people find bus stops.
Network Rail has set up a built environment accessibility panel and vowed to use inclusive design principals to make the rail system more usable for people with disabilities.