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California Shuts Down Leap Transit

California Shuts Down Leap Transit

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 […]

Luxury Bus Service Leap Will Restore One Lift

Luxury Bus Service Leap Will Restore One Lift

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 […]

United Spinal News: May 2015

United Spinal News: May 2015

CRT Bill Reintroduced in the House; Rep Crowley Visits United Spinal; Mayor’s Challenge; Planning Access in Minnesota; United Goes to the Movies

Los Angeles Will Fix Crumbling, Inaccessible Sidewalks

Los Angeles Will Fix Crumbling, Inaccessible Sidewalks

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 […]

America's Freedom Sailor to Build Accessible Tall Ship

America’s Freedom Sailor to Build Accessible Tall Ship

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 […]

Illustration by Doug Davis

The Cars in My Life

A love affair with cars is really a love affair with independence.

Rolling Down Under

Rolling Down Under

Sydney, Australia, lives up to its reputation as one of the most accessible vacation destinations in the world.

Tim Gilmer

Bully Pulpit: Elevator Tales

Five decades of elevator stories … have things changed?

Michael Collins

Everyday Advocacy: Jury Duty

Doing your civic duty is often “easier said than done” when it comes to federal courts, which are not covered by the ADA.

John Bevins loves finding, restoring and sharing his knowledge of amphicars.

Motorvation: Collector Cars

Wheelchair users can enjoy collector cars as much as anyone — with a few adaptations.