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Mumbai suburban stations to be disabled-friendly by December 31 - The Economic Times

Mumbai suburban stations to be disabled-friendly by December 31 - The Economic Times | Accessible Travel | Scoop.it
The Railway authorities assured the court that facilities for the disabled commuters would be provided at suburban stations by December 31.
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Accessible taxi funding wins applause from coalition

Accessible taxi funding wins applause from coalition | Accessible Travel | Scoop.it
The Coalition for Persons with Disabilities is pleased that the Newfoundland and Labrador government is offering grants for accessible taxis.
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26 rail stations to benefit from Access for All funds › Transport for all › Accessible Transport in London

26 rail stations to benefit from Access for All funds › Transport for all › Accessible Transport in London | Accessible Travel | Scoop.it
Transport For All provides information and advice for disabled transport users in London.
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Transport Groups Debate Bus Accessibility In The Vale - Mix 96

Transport Groups Debate Bus Accessibility In The Vale - Mix 96 | Accessible Travel | Scoop.it
Transport user groups are talking about this because of a court ruling over drivers and their ability to get people to move for disabled people.
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Dave Thompson MBE DL sur Twitter

Dave Thompson MBE DL sur Twitter | Accessible Travel | Scoop.it
Give me a Tweet if you see @WDPcomms accessible bus on the roads around Warrington. Thanks to @NetwkWarrington pic.twitter.com/aCAWWejbx6
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Renting accessible vehicles

Renting accessible vehicles | Accessible Travel | Scoop.it
Renting a car during a visit to The Netherlands is easy, comfortable and fun as you can visit any place you want. It gives you privacy and freedom to explore. Making impulsive decisions is easier as w...
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Railway station opens after delay

Railway station opens after delay | Accessible Travel | Scoop.it
A new railway station in Northampton opens its doors for the first time following a three month delay due to "snagging issues".
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Hopefully there won't be any snags for disabled people wishing to use the station?

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Calls made to stop taxis from charging more for disabled passengers

Calls made to stop taxis from charging more for disabled passengers | Accessible Travel | Scoop.it
A Labour MP is to call on the Government to stop taxi drivers from charging more for carrying disabled passengers. The Post reported in November the story of Fiona Reid who visited Nottingham for...
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Station on track to become disabled friendly with share of £60m

Station on track to become disabled friendly with share of £60m | Accessible Travel | Scoop.it
Improvements to Mills Hill station welcomed by railway pressure group
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Blind fears over new road layout

Blind fears over new road layout | Accessible Travel | Scoop.it
A city centre road revamp has been branded a “death trap” for the blind and visually impaired.
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Disability Advocates bash Canberra Airport facilities for wheelchair users

Disability Advocates bash Canberra Airport facilities for wheelchair users | Accessible Travel | Scoop.it
Few weeks after the embarrassment of flight United 863 Canberra Airport is once again under the spotlight, this time for its poor facilities for wheelchair users.
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Trouble at Tooting › Transport for all › Accessible Transport in London

Trouble at Tooting › Transport for all › Accessible Transport in London | Accessible Travel | Scoop.it
Transport For All provides information and advice for disabled transport users in London.
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Minneapolis Offering 24-Hour Wheelchair Accessible Taxi Service - CBS Local

Minneapolis Offering 24-Hour Wheelchair Accessible Taxi Service - CBS Local | Accessible Travel | Scoop.it
The City of Minneapolis said Wednesday it has started a program to provide wheelchair accessible taxicab service to the public. The service, being provided by five local companies, is 24 hours a day and started on Feb.
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Hereford wheelchair user says bus driver refused to let her on - BBC News

Hereford wheelchair user says bus driver refused to let her on - BBC News | Accessible Travel | Scoop.it
A bus company says it is taking "very seriously" claims a driver refused to pick up a wheelchair user.
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'Allot 14 accessible seats for senior citizens on every suburban train'

'Allot 14 accessible seats for senior citizens on every suburban train' | Accessible Travel | Scoop.it
The Bombay HC on Friday directed the Western and the Central Railways to provide, by April 15, 14 easily accessible seats exclusively for senior citizens on every suburban train, and ensure the reserved seats are utilised by senior citizens only.
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Israeli Program To Assist Disabled Adults with Public Transportation - TheTower.org

Israeli Program To Assist Disabled Adults with Public Transportation - TheTower.org | Accessible Travel | Scoop.it
As of December 31, 2014, there is a new law on the books in Israel mandating that all public transportation must be wheelchair-accessible.
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Network Rail and Northern Rail: Todmorden and Hebden Bridge railway stations need to be made accessible for ALL

Network Rail and Northern Rail: Todmorden and Hebden Bridge railway stations need to be made accessible for ALL | Accessible Travel | Scoop.it
The Disability Discrimination Act 1995 and the Equality Act 2010 make it illegal to discriminate against users in respect of disabled access to transport such as buses and trains.
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Lynne Featherstone on Twitter

Lynne Featherstone on Twitter | Accessible Travel | Scoop.it
We've spent years campaigning for this! So glad we can now get 144 bus at the new, accessible stop in Muswell Hill pic.twitter.com/pTrsJGdSLE
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ABTA urges members to use accessible travel guidance

ABTA urges members to use accessible travel guidance | Accessible Travel | Scoop.it
As peak booking season gets into full swing, ABTA is urging its Members to make full use of its comprehensive industry guidance on accessible travel in order that they give disabled and less mobile passengers optimum customer service.
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An Accessible Bus for All

An Accessible Bus for All | Accessible Travel | Scoop.it
Learn how the design and features of a bus can impact the day and lives of tens of millions of people and families.
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Taxi and Private Hire Vehicle Information › Transport for all › Accessible Transport in London

Taxi and Private Hire Vehicle Information › Transport for all › Accessible Transport in London | Accessible Travel | Scoop.it
Transport For All provides information and advice for disabled transport users in London.
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BraunAbility filliing big NYC order

BraunAbility filliing big NYC order | Accessible Travel | Scoop.it
Just before Christmas, the first batch of Nissan NV200 taxis made wheelchair-accessible by BraunAbility, of Winimac, was delivered to New York City.
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Blind Couple Forced Off Metro Transit Bus Because Disabled Section Was Full - Opposing Views

Blind Couple Forced Off Metro Transit Bus Because Disabled Section Was Full - Opposing Views | Accessible Travel | Scoop.it
A blind couple in Seattle, Washington, were reportedly kicked off of a Metro Transit bus after being told by the driver that the disabled section was full.
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How one bus driver needs some upskilling in customer care!

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Sunlander makes last trip before Spirit of Queensland comes in - Brisbane Times

Sunlander makes last trip before Spirit of Queensland comes in - Brisbane Times | Accessible Travel | Scoop.it
After 60 years and 8 million kilometres, the Sunlander is making it's last trip.
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60 year old 'romantic' railway coaches are being retired to make way for accessible train services on long-distance travel between Brisbane and Cairns in Australia.

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