Is There Separate Transportation for Disabled People?


Quick Answer

Separate transportation for disabled people is available in many communites and includes options such as accessible buses, railway systems, taxis and paratransit. Nonprofit agencies, local government agencies and volunteer drivers commonly provide these options.

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Public systems and agencies, such as city buses and public rail services, tend to have transportation for disabled people that is either unavailable, insufficient or inappropriate for their needs. Under the ADA, transit operators must provide paratransit services. However, these services sometimes lack adequate funding, resulting in a lack of policy implementation.

Viable transportation for disabled people involves safe and accessible rights-of-way. Having options available means that disabled people can leave home, find employment opportunities, obtain health care, engage in society's economic environment and be part of community life.

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