Easter Seals Project ACTION: Easter Seals Project ACTION Hosts Events on Paratransit in June 2011
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Training & Conferences
Easter Seals Project ACTION Hosts Events on Paratransit in June 2011
During the month of June, Easter Seals Project ACTION’s training events focus on the central theme of ADA complementary paratransit. Please join us for any or all of these free events!
Excellence in Service for Paratransit Managers (10-week course starts June 1)
Selected Topics on Accessible Transportation: Determining ADA Paratransit Eligibility: An Approach, Guidance and Training Materials (2-part webinar starts June 8)
Promising Practices and Solutions in Accessible Transportation: Paratransit Operations Q&A (2-part teleconference)
ESPA Resources & Publications
The following resources are available in the ESPA Store, which also includes over 40 print, video, audio and multimedia products. All products can be obtained free of charge, either as a product shipped to your address or available for download.
Determining ADA Paratransit Eligibility: An Approach, Guidance and Training Materials
Frequently Asked Questions about Service Animals
Innovative Practices in Paratransit Services
Integrating Conflict Resolution Tools into ADA Paratransit Operations: A Complaint and Appeals Guidebook for Public Transit Agencies
Paratransit Customer Rights and Responsibilities Bookmarks
Paratransit Demand Management: Evaluation Handbook
A Survey on the Use of Taxis in Paratransit Programs
Federal Transit Administration (FTA)
Americans with Disabilities Act Web page lists resources on compliance and FTA interpretation of the ADA.
Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) Paratransit Eligibility Manual, Federal Transit Administration, 1993. The manual provides guidance on the development and implementation of the ADA paratransit eligibility determination process.
Topic Guides on ADA Transportation
Funded by the Federal Transit Administration and developed by the Disability Rights Education & Defense Fund and TranSystems Corporation, the topic guides provide technical assistance to transit agencies, riders and advocates on the ADA and transportation.
Transportation Research Board
TCRP Report 143: Resource Guide for Commingling ADA and Non-ADA Paratransit Riders (*.PDF)
This report will be of interest to public transit agencies wishing to explore whether and how to commingle ADA paratransit and non-ADA paratransit riders. The core features of the Resource Guide are two decision-making processes: (1) planning and (2) operations. The Resource Guide presents important lessons learned from transit agencies that have made decisions both to commingle and not to commingle their ADA paratransit and non-ADA paratransit riders.
TCRP Report 124: Guidebook for Measuring, Assessing, and Improving Performance of Demand-Response Transportation (*.PDF)
The guidebook is designed to help demand-response transportation systems, including paratransit, to measure, assess, and improve their performance. The report focuses on DRT in urban areas
TCRP Synthesis 76: Integration of Paratransit and Fixed-Route Transit Services (*.PDF)
This synthesis highlights the experiences of transit agencies that have attempted to depart from the traditional binary model of separate fixed-route and paratransit services by seeking a variety of ways to integrate their services, including the provision of paratransit feeder services, community bus or circulators, connectors, fixed-route fare incentives, and route deviation.