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Firm gives disabled taxis a lift

Firm gives disabled taxis a lift | Accessible Travel | Scoop.it
TAXI trouble for disabled passengers will be driven off the road – thanks to a UK ‘first’ by a South Tyneside company.
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This sounds like a very positive step forward in the design of accessible taxis. Anything that makes life easier for disabled passengers and the drivers has got to be a good development.

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Chester bus interchange plans move forward - Chester Standard

Chester bus interchange plans move forward - Chester Standard | Accessible Travel | Scoop.it
Chester bus interchange plans move forward
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Cllr Jones said the building would be “a much improved facility, providing enhanced public transport accessibility to the city centre and the new central business quarter”.
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Good to see consultation with local disabled people. I hope the planners and developers listen carefully....

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Wi-fi? Alternative routes? Put forward your ideas for bus services in North ... - Grimsby Telegraph

Wi-fi? Alternative routes? Put forward your ideas for bus services in North ... - Grimsby Telegraph | Accessible Travel | Scoop.it
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Wi-fi? Alternative routes? Put forward your ideas for bus services in North ...
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All the state-of-the-art vehicles will be fully accessible for disabled passengers and use low-sulphur diesel.
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TAROM Air Apologise For Disability Blunders - Reduced Mobility Rights

TAROM Air Apologise For Disability Blunders - Reduced Mobility Rights | Accessible Travel | Scoop.it
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TAROM Air Apologise For Disability Blunders
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“TAROM does not discriminate its passengers under no circumstance,” the airline's spokesperson said.
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Transport Minister should put his actions where his mouth is - AD - Malta Independent Online

Transport Minister should put his actions where his mouth is - AD - Malta Independent Online | Accessible Travel | Scoop.it
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Transport Minister should put his actions where his mouth is - AD
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Wheelchair users have to wait on bus stops till the accessible bus comes along.
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MP backs bus information call (From The Northern Echo)

MP backs bus information call (From The Northern Echo) | Accessible Travel | Scoop.it
“Without AV, bus travel for people with sight loss can be especially difficult, stressful, and dangerous when stops are missed and they end up in an unfamiliar area. “Safe and accessible bus services give people with sight loss ...
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New bus service launched linking Mole Valley's National Trust sites - Dorking and Leatherhead Advertiser

New bus service launched linking Mole Valley's National Trust sites - Dorking and Leatherhead Advertiser | Accessible Travel | Scoop.it
Dorking and Leatherhead Advertiser New bus service launched linking Mole Valley's National Trust sites Dorking and Leatherhead Advertiser A NEW bus service linking National Trust properties in Mole Valley has been launched for families wanting to...
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Good to see that there is a wheelchair symbol on this vehicle.

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Man in wheelchair carried off DART as no ramp available at Donaghmede station

Man in wheelchair carried off DART as no ramp available at Donaghmede station | Accessible Travel | Scoop.it
Irish Rail said they would like to apologise to the customer featured in the video clip for any distress that was caused to him.
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Thames Clippers Equality Cruise - YouTube

The last barrier to scooter users in London came down yesterday when Thames Clippers officially ended its 'No mobility scooters' policy. Transport for All he...
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Assistance during your stay | Accessible Travel Netherlands

Assistance during your stay | Accessible Travel Netherlands | Accessible Travel | Scoop.it
Accessible Travel NL organizes help and support for people with limited mobility, sight or hearing impairments that are visiting The Netherlands. Are you normally depending on daily care or help and d.
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Is Air Travel Accessible To People With Disabilities?

Is Air Travel Accessible To People With Disabilities? | Accessible Travel | Scoop.it
Airports prepared correctly provide adequate accessibility and specialized assistance for people with disabilities and reduced mobility Experts debate on means and methods to facilitate air travel ...
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Wheelchair-friendly taxis to have license fees slashed in Stroud district

Wheelchair-friendly taxis to have license fees slashed in Stroud district | Accessible Travel | Scoop.it
IN a bid to encourage taxi drivers to provide wheelchair-accessible vehicles, Stroud District Council is halving the cost of taxi licence application fees for those providing vehicles which can accommodate passengers in wheelchairs.
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New boarding ramp to make more Tube stations accessible ...

New boarding ramp to make more Tube stations accessible ... | Accessible Travel | Scoop.it
“This is just one of the measures we're carrying out to make getting around London easier for everyone – including more step-free stations, raised platform sections, new low-floor trains with the latest accessibility standards ...
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Disabled Rail Passenger: "I Was Forced to Crawl to the Toilet" - Pirate FM

Disabled Rail Passenger: "I Was Forced to Crawl to the Toilet" - Pirate FM | Accessible Travel | Scoop.it
Disabled Rail Passenger: "I Was Forced to Crawl to the Toilet"
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In a statement, First Great Western said: "We are sorry that Andrea was unable to be provided with wheelchair accessibility on this service.
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Her Majesty the Queen officially opens Reading Railway Station - Reading Post

Her Majesty the Queen officially opens Reading Railway Station - Reading Post | Accessible Travel | Scoop.it
Reading Post Her Majesty the Queen officially opens Reading Railway Station Reading Post Her Majesty then moved along the transfer deck to meet representatives of Guide Dogs for the Blind which worked with Network Rail to help create a station...
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Bus Stop Hop: Vancouver's Wheelchair Accessible Urban Scavenger Hunt

Teamwork, transit, challenges, and major prizes. Think you have what it takes to win the 2014 Bus Stop Hop? On July 26 SCI BC is sending teams on a race through the city—with some hilarious...
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Disabled Taxi Accessibility | Wheelchair Accessible Taxis

Disabled Taxi Accessibility | Wheelchair Accessible Taxis | Accessible Travel | Scoop.it
How easy is it to find a wheelchair accessible taxi? Chartwell investigates how disabled taxi passengers are served around the UK. (What issues do people with disabilities experience with access to taxi services?
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How accessible is the CTA? - RedEye Chicago

How accessible is the CTA? - RedEye Chicago | Accessible Travel | Scoop.it
How accessible is the CTA?
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"The CTA is committed to making sure transit is accessible to everyone, including customers with a wide range of physical and other disabilities," CTA spokeswoman Tammy Chase said.
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Advocates Outraged Over Wheelchair Accessible Taxis

Advocates Outraged Over Wheelchair Accessible Taxis | Accessible Travel | Scoop.it
The Philadelphia Parking Authority’s monthly board meeting drew a heated crowd of advocates for people with disabilities after its final version of the latest taxi regulations indicated only 15 of the city’s new...
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In Lisbon, Some Residents Fear City's Distinctive Sidewalks - Wall Street Journal

In Lisbon, Some Residents Fear City's Distinctive Sidewalks - Wall Street Journal | Accessible Travel | Scoop.it
Wall Street Journal In Lisbon, Some Residents Fear City's Distinctive Sidewalks Wall Street Journal Those findings led to a municipal assembly vote in February to replace the limestone sidewalks where City Hall sees fit, as part of a wider effort...
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Even though this style of paving is "an accident waiting to happen", some local residents want to retain these ancient street surfaces. Maybe they should use other materials to replicate them so they are no longer slippery when wet?

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Waverley Station will close to all vehicles - Edinburgh Evening News

Waverley Station will close to all vehicles - Edinburgh Evening News | Accessible Travel | Scoop.it
Edinburgh Evening News Waverley Station will close to all vehicles Edinburgh Evening News David Dickson, Network Rail route managing director for Scotland, said: “In recent months, we have been operating an access system for taxis only, however, we...
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Bus campaign | RNIB

Bus campaign | RNIB | Accessible Travel | Scoop.it
Access barriers to buses have to be fixed. Our "Stop for me, Speak to me" bus campaign aims to secure major progress from bus operators on the crucial access issues.
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Gatwick Airport welcomes Thameslink franchise selection - Airport World Online

Gatwick Airport welcomes Thameslink franchise selection - Airport World Online | Accessible Travel | Scoop.it
Gatwick Airport welcomes Thameslink franchise selection Airport World Online The announcement means rail services to the gateway will be transformed with new, high quality trains, better stations and more reliable services to London, South East...
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West Croydon bus station improvements to begin this year - TRL - Independent Transport Research

West Croydon bus station improvements to begin this year - TRL - Independent Transport Research | Accessible Travel | Scoop.it
West Croydon bus station improvements to begin this year TRL - Independent Transport Research A more light and airy feel will be brought to the interchange, as well as improved customer information, fully accessible bus stops and modern CCTV...
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Accessible Transport Strategy

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Quadraplegic 'disgusted' after airline refuses to stow his wheelchair

Quadraplegic 'disgusted' after airline refuses to stow his wheelchair | Accessible Travel | Scoop.it
Peter Darch from Perth was told he could not stow his wheelchair on the Air Asia flight, so his wife had to pay $700 to bring it on a separate flight.
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