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Gov ignores MPs' recommendations on transport accessibility - The Transport Network

Gov ignores MPs' recommendations on transport accessibility - The Transport Network | Accessible Travel | Scoop.it
The Government has refused to act on key recommendations from MPs to help improve transport accessibility for disabled and vulnerable residents.
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Svayam audit reveals Indian Railway coaches are not disabled-friendly

Svayam audit reveals Indian Railway coaches are not disabled-friendly | Accessible Travel | Scoop.it
An audit conducted by Svayam, a Jindal-Saw supported foundation, of the new rail coaches meant for the disabled people, reveals that despite their paying capacity, differently-abled face inconvenience.
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New buses to lead revolution

New buses to lead revolution | Accessible Travel | Scoop.it
Blackpool’s new bus fleet has been hailed as just one part of a public transport revolution in the resort.
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All Aboard: Accessible Travel Tips on Amtrak

All Aboard: Accessible Travel Tips on Amtrak | Accessible Travel | Scoop.it
The purpose of this post is to share my experiences using Amtrak to travel, with a focus on the accessibility of Amtrak’s fleet. I have a C5 ASIA B spinal cord injury, use a Permobil C500 for mobil…
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Spaces and Places for Everyone

Spaces and Places for Everyone is a campaign which has been launched with the support of comedian Francesca Martinez and sets out how Network Rail intend
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Rail improvements for disabled could help millions, says comic

Rail improvements for disabled could help millions, says comic | Accessible Travel | Scoop.it
Disabled comedian Francesca Martinez today backed a campaign to improve accessibility on the railways.  Martinez, who describes herself as a “wobbly woman” due to mobility  problems caused by cerebral palsy, said the changes could improve journeys for millions of passengers.  Network Rail, which runs the UK’s rail infrastructure and many of the bigger stations, has recruited London Olympics accessibility expert Margaret Hickish to ensure its work to renovate and rebuild stations considers the needs of all passengers at the outset. 
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Making travel accessible for all - My Take

Making travel accessible for all - My Take | Accessible Travel | Scoop.it

A few years ago, I needed to travel from Worcester to London and booked a seat on British Rail. I mentioned that I was visually impaired and needed help. I was told to call a certain number as I approached the boarding station.

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Wheelchair Accessible Megabus Service in Florida - WheelchairTravel.org

Wheelchair Accessible Megabus Service in Florida - WheelchairTravel.org | Accessible Travel | Scoop.it
Megabus regional bus service is ADA wheelchair accessible. Use this guide to book your own trip on the wheelchair accessible Megabus.
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View From My Wheelchair: Accessible Air Travel

View From My Wheelchair:  Accessible Air Travel | Accessible Travel | Scoop.it
If you have the ability to move, even if it is from a wheelchair to an airline seat, you may not have realized that airline travel is not an option for those individuals whose cannot make the transition.
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TransLink to spend $5 million on gates for disabled train riders

TransLink to spend $5 million on gates for disabled train riders | Accessible Travel | Scoop.it
TransLink will spend up to $5 million to equip its SkyTrain stations with special stand-alone gates for disabled passengers who are physically unable to use the Compass card to tap into the transit system.
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Bus companies must give wheelchair users priority, human rights group says | DisabledGo News and Blog

Bus companies must give wheelchair users priority, human rights group says | DisabledGo News and Blog | Accessible Travel | Scoop.it
Bus companies must give wheelchair users priority on vehicles and drop “first come, first served” policies for passengers, an official human rights watchdog
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Wheelchair user told to give 24 hours’ notice if he wants an accessible bus

Wheelchair user told to give 24 hours’ notice if he wants an accessible bus | Accessible Travel | Scoop.it
News for and about Drogheda
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Wheelchair Friendly Transportation in Minneapolis and St Paul

Wheelchair Friendly Transportation in Minneapolis and St Paul | Accessible Travel | Scoop.it
If you'd like to get around by taxi and shuttle or the area's ADA accessible public transport options, you'll find convenient transport at your fingertips.
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Disabled rail passengers 'put at risk' by driver-only trains, warns union

Disabled rail passengers 'put at risk' by driver-only trains, warns union | Accessible Travel | Scoop.it

DISABLED rail passengers will be put in danger if conductors are no longer present on Scotland's trains, a trade union has warned.
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Some people see this as a precursor to the next move - to remove staff from trains and stations - leaving a driver only; no platform staff and more chance of not being able to gain access to and from the train easily in the future? Are the unions right?

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5 mobility aids for acceessible travelling

5 mobility aids for acceessible travelling | Accessible Travel | Scoop.it
To help you plan your holiday, we've asked Fenetic Wellbeing to round up 5 mobility aids, from folding wheelchairs to walking aids, to make your trip easier
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Transport hub named the Paralympic Terminal in Rio de Janeiro

Transport hub named the Paralympic Terminal in Rio de Janeiro | Accessible Travel | Scoop.it
The newly named terminal is an accessible transport hub linking the Transolimpica BRT with the existing Transoeste BRT corridor.
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Access Ramping Up in Chicago

Access Ramping Up in Chicago | Accessible Travel | Scoop.it
Although Chicago is already a very accessible destination, it’s getting ready to ramp up that access a notch, with the coming influx of even more accessible taxis to the Windy City.

And I’m not talking about one or two retrofitted vehicles either.
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Dublin Airport named the most accessible airport in Europe

Dublin Airport named the most accessible airport in Europe | Accessible Travel | Scoop.it
It was given an award at a ceremony in Athens last night.
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Muslim taxi driver refuses to take disabled passenger with guide dog

Muslim taxi driver refuses to take disabled passenger with guide dog | Accessible Travel | Scoop.it
Footage shows Charles Bloch, with guide dog Carlo and partner Jessica Graham, trying to get in the taxi in Leicester before being told by the driver that he will 'not take the dog' because of religion.
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Wheelchair user goes viral after bus driver refuses to lower ramp for him

Wheelchair user goes viral after bus driver refuses to lower ramp for him | Accessible Travel | Scoop.it

Arriva North West said they are looking into the incident
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Five disabled peers call for audio-visual systems for all new buses | DisabledGo News and Blog

Five disabled peers call for audio-visual systems for all new buses | DisabledGo News and Blog | Accessible Travel | Scoop.it
Five disabled peers have called on the government to strengthen a new bill to ensure that all new buses have to be fitted with audio-visual
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Government minister intervenes after St Albans woman complains of taxi disability discrimination

Government minister intervenes after St Albans woman complains of taxi disability discrimination | Accessible Travel | Scoop.it
Anger at being abandoned at the side of the road by a taxi driver, because of her disability, has spurred a 65 year old to complain to the government about her shoddy treatment.
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Accessible travel tips | Travel & lifestyle | Age UK

Accessible travel tips | Travel & lifestyle | Age UK | Accessible Travel | Scoop.it
We offer a collection of tips, pointers and useful websites for those travelling with a wheelchair, limited mobility or disability.
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Tweet from @Betta_Bus

Tweet from @Betta_Bus | Accessible Travel | Scoop.it
The Bard with Bettabus. Excellent day out in Stratford upon Avon. Almost everywhere accessible by wheelchair. https://t.co/rlJQcVpfWc
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