While forms of chairs on wheels have been around for centuries, and motorized wheelchairs have been around since the early 1900s, electric wheelchairs were first mass-produced in the 1950s. These mobility aids are also known as power chairs and electric powered wheelchairs (EPWs). Although data are limited, studies (2, 7) have estimated that between 5-23%.. read more →

Did you miss the Lessons Learned From Lane Transit District’s Service Animal Pilot Program webinar? The recording is available: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GeyuHOr1gmw Learn more about LTD’s Service Animal Program: https://www.ltd.org/latest-news/ltds-receives-national-attention-for/ Service animal requirements and the full Service Animal Pilot Program report can be found at www.LTD.org/animals-on-the-bus/. read more →

Authors: Leslie Saxon, MD, Rebecca Ebert, and Mona Sobhani, PhD Author affiliations: USC Center for Body Computing, Keck School of Medicine, University of Southern California, Los Angeles, CA, USA Correspondence to: Leslie Saxon saxon@usc.edu Background Transportation barriers in older adults with chronic disease can lead to adverse outcomes like inability to access care and social isolation… read more →

2019 FPTA/FDOT/CUTR Professional Development Workshop Presenter: Ken Thompson, Easterseals Project Action Has the USDOT final rule for reasonable modifications/accommodations to policies, practices and procedures to avoid discrimination been cause for concern at your agency? This session will explore the background for this rule and show how most transit agencies have been making reasonable modifications for.. read more →

2019 FPTA/FDOT/CUTR Professional Development Workshop Presenter: Ken Thompson, Easterseals Project Action Using lifts, ramps, and securement features on public transportation vehicles takes knowledge and practice on the part of operators, customers, and transit managers. The Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) requires that transit staff be trained to proficiency on the operations of these vehicle features… read more →