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Many power wheelchairs are being manufactured without easy to use (or reach) securement rings. Consequently, it takes too long for paratransit or fixed route bus operators to secure the chair. Others aren't being properly secured at all. DOT needs to work with wheelchair manufacturers to STRONGLY encourage strong, easy to reach securement rings on all wheelchairs.
Community transportation begins with accessible buses, but doesn't end there. We need accessible sidewalks, accessible bus stops, crosswalks, and streets that are safe for ALL their users, regardless of mode of travel, or ability. ADA does not specifically require the presence of sidewalks, so the Federal Highway Administration could help a great deal by encouraging COMPLETE STREETS along major thoroughfares and transit ...more »