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London bus drivers to get accessibility training | London - ITV News

London bus drivers to get accessibility training | London - ITV News | Accessible Travel | Scoop.it
Read the latest London stories, London bus drivers to get accessibility training on ITV News, videos, stories and all the latest London news
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What will £2.2bn electric trains mean for cyclists and disabled passengers? - WalesOnline

What will £2.2bn electric trains mean for cyclists and disabled passengers? - WalesOnline | Accessible Travel | Scoop.it
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What will £2.2bn electric trains mean for cyclists and disabled passengers?
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A DfT spokesman said: “We are committed to providing a rail network that is accessible and meets the needs of all rail users.
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Montrealers with disabilities demand accessible transit system - McGill Daily

Montrealers with disabilities demand accessible transit system - McGill Daily | Accessible Travel | Scoop.it
McGill Daily Montrealers with disabilities demand accessible transit system McGill Daily She went on to explain that the paratransit system is extremely tedious for leisure travel, as it often requires booking up to 48 hours in advance in order to...
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Artist's impression of Tyldesley guided busway stops released - The Bolton News

Artist's impression of Tyldesley guided busway stops released - The Bolton News | Accessible Travel | Scoop.it
The Bolton News Artist's impression of Tyldesley guided busway stops released The Bolton News All new stops for the £68 million busway will be fully accessible, with shelters, CCTV, real time electronic information displays and cycle parking,...
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Accessibility Information

Accessibility Information | Accessible Travel | Scoop.it
Accessible Transport In addition to taxis and local buses, additional games-specific accessible transport services will be provided at each venue. These are available on a first-come, first-served basis and must be pre-booked.
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Understanding digital accessibility and opportunities in the travel industry - Tnooz

Understanding digital accessibility and opportunities in the travel industry - Tnooz | Accessible Travel | Scoop.it
Understanding digital accessibility and opportunities in the travel industry
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But many potential customers struggle to research and book their travel online.
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- Llandudno's new-look train station officially open - News North Wales

- Llandudno's new-look train station officially open - News North Wales | Accessible Travel | Scoop.it
- Llandudno's new-look train station officially open News North Wales Rob Grey of Network Rail Wales said: “The station has been brought up to a modern standard and is now an impressive, accessible facility that passengers, visitors and residents...
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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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Are you missing a market the size of China? - Tnooz

Are you missing a market the size of China? - Tnooz | Accessible Travel | Scoop.it
Are you missing a market the size of China?
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Many travel businesses will be doing what they can to accommodate disabled customers, and every carrier is geared up to make sure disabled travellers reach their destination.
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Watergardens commuters 'outraged' at lift solution, sending them to another ... - Herald Sun

Watergardens commuters 'outraged' at lift solution, sending them to another ... - Herald Sun | Accessible Travel | Scoop.it
Watergardens commuters 'outraged' at lift solution, sending them to another ...
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Our Trams - Edinburgh Trams

Our Trams - Edinburgh Trams | Accessible Travel | Scoop.it
Use our interactive tool to explore Edinburgh's new trams and find out all you need to know about how to use them.
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A user's guide to the accessibility features of the Edinburgh trams.

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MP gets on board with talking buses - Cumbernauld News

MP gets on board with talking buses - Cumbernauld News | Accessible Travel | Scoop.it
Cumbernauld News MP gets on board with talking buses Cumbernauld News Guide Dogs is calling for the Government to require all new buses be fitted with AV, as currently bus operators are under no obligation to include this technology when upgrading...
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Texas disability advocates sue Uber, Lyft, 30 other entities - Houston Chronicle

Texas disability advocates sue Uber, Lyft, 30 other entities - Houston Chronicle | Accessible Travel | Scoop.it
Texas disability advocates sue Uber, Lyft, 30 other entities Houston Chronicle Also sued Thursday as part of the coordinated effort was Austin-based Yellow Cab, which Wittie said routinely makes people with disabilities wait hours before sending an...
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Disability travelling tips: push the boundaries | Disability Horizons

Disability travelling tips: push the boundaries | Disability Horizons | Accessible Travel | Scoop.it
RT @martynsibley: Accessible travel tips: pushing the boundaries | http://t.co/f1rDDtOqbj via @DHorizons. Any further questions welcomed :-)
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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

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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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