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Wednesday, July 29, 2015

FTA 2015 Report: Accessible Transit Services for All, assessment of ADA Paratransit Service

The Federal Transit Administration (FTA) has posted a report, Accessible Transit Services for All, that provides a fresh look at paratransit  and how agencies can improve service effectiveness and cost efficiency, a timely release with this week’s 25th anniversary of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA). The report presents successful strategies for providing ADA-compliant paratransit. Featuring an assessment of ADA paratransit service design models, as well as an in-depth analysis of procurement and contracting practices, the report also identifies operational practices that can enhance service quality and cost efficiency, and successful examples of alternative, inclusive service designs that can provide improved transportation for all riders. 

The report is funded by the FTA through a cooperative agreement with the Disability Rights Education and Defense Fund and FTA’s Office of Research, Demonstration, and Innovation.

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