San Francisco’s luxury bus company Leap Transit was ordered on May 11 to stop operating by the California Public Utilities Commission because the start-up company did not have the proper permits. The cease-and–desist order came as Leap was completing the state’s permitting process. Leap had received a preliminary license until the state could issue an […]
Advocates were infuriated to discover San Francisco’s new luxury bus service, Leap, disabled all of the wheelchair lifts in its entire fleet. Some are discussing filing a lawsuit and Chris Pangilinan, a former San Francisco transportation engineer, filed a complaint with the Department of Justice in late March. In response to this backlash, the company […]
CRT Bill Reintroduced in the House; Rep Crowley Visits United Spinal; Mayor’s Challenge; Planning Access in Minnesota; United Goes to the Movies
After years of legal wrangling, the City of Los Angeles reached a tentative settlement with disability advocates for a record $1.4 billion. The April 1 agreement will fix crumbling sidewalks that have left wheelchair users without the adequate public access guaranteed under the Americans with Disabilities Act. “I’m pleased with the settlement because this is […]
Boats are notoriously unfriendly to wheelchairs, and let’s be honest — “accessible boats” are never really that great. This is why America’s Freedom Sailor, a nonprofit dedicated to the awesomeness of accessible sailing, has partnered with students at the University of New Orleans and the State University of New York at Buffalo to create the […]
A love affair with cars is really a love affair with independence.
Sydney, Australia, lives up to its reputation as one of the most accessible vacation destinations in the world.
Five decades of elevator stories … have things changed?
Doing your civic duty is often “easier said than done” when it comes to federal courts, which are not covered by the ADA.