Transportation

Advocates sue Texas ride-share companies

Friday, September 30, 2016Aundrea Moore is a blind woman in Austin, recently retired from a career at the Texas Attorney General’s Office. Now that Uber and Lyft have left Austin in response to new regulations, she is limited in her options for taxi…

MBTA to subsidize ride-sharing for people with disabilities

Monday, September 26, 2016Uber and Lyft will soon receive subsidies from the Massachusetts Bay Transportation Agency to expand their services to riders with disabilities, under a one-year pilot project announced September 16. “We want to meet the needs of our customers to…

Canadian airport provides first bathroom for service animals

Tuesday, August 16, 2016Everyone knows traveling comes with challenges. Finding a hotel on a budget, adjusting to a different climate or time zone, booking sight-seeing reservations weeks or months in advance – these are struggles that accompany almost every out-of-town trip, whether you…

Get to know comedian Michael Beers in Rooted in Rights Podcast Episode 8!

Wednesday, July 27, 2016Michael Beers has been a stand-up comedian for over a decade. His latest project is called Making the “Short” Bus Cool, in which he and other comedians with disabilities will tour the country in their short bus doing stand-up comedy.…

26 years later – The ADA is not a suggestion

Tuesday, July 26, 2016July twenty-sixth will mark the 26th anniversary of the Americans with Disabilities Act, our “Emancipation Proclamation.” This sweeping law was the result of decades of work by activists committed to the idea that everyone has a place in society. It…

Lawsuit targets New Orleans bus stops

Monday, April 11, 2016
94% of bus stops in New Orleans have barriers to accessibility
Almost all bus stops in New Orleans impose accessibility barriers to people with mobility disabilities, a new class-action lawsuit asserts, filed in the U.S. District Court for the Eastern…

(Video) Ellen Forney creates public artwork for Seattle Light Rail Stations

Friday, March 18, 2016Ellen Forney is a Seattle-based author and artist, whose work has previously been discussed by Rooted In Rights, and who was featured in a recent Rooted in Rights podcast. Now, she has been selected to create art for Seattle’s…

UK policy changes lead to loss of mobility and independence for people with disabilities

Wednesday, March 2, 2016
Cuts to UK Mobility Scheme
Recent changes in the UK’s government welfare system is having devastating results for people with disabilities. Under the previous policy, over 600,000 people with disabilities were able to use the ‘Mobility Scheme,’ which gave people…

Greyhound settles with the DOJ over accessibility issues

Monday, February 15, 2016
Greyhound Reaches Agreement with DOJ
The nation’s largest intercity bus operator will pay $300,000 to a group of individuals allegedly subjected to Americans with Disabilities Act violations and appoint a claims administrator to oversee a process for compensating an “uncapped…

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