Navigating public transportation, arranging for a ride service, or sometimes just getting down the sidewalk are daily situations that can be problematic for people with disabilities.
In a growing city like San Antonio, lack of reliable transportation options can limit a person's ability to get to work, attend social events, be an active part of their community and live a productive life.
The local bus system's VIAtrans program provides pre-scheduled pickups and drop-offs for people with disabilities outside of fixed routes.
What other transportation resources are available in the San Antonio area? How do ride-hailing companies accommodate people with disabilities?
Are standards compliant with American Disabilities Act enough? How can private and public spaces change to improve transportation for people with disabilities?
- Jeffrey Arndt, CEO of VIA Metropolitan Transit
- Melanie Cawthon, executive director of disABILITYsa
- Jane Paccione, disability advocate and President/CEO of Southwest Outreach for Older People (SWOOP)
- Chase Bearden, director of advocacy and community organizing for the Coalition of Texans with Disabilities
AccessAbility Fest is a free and open event at Toyota Field this Saturday – click here for details. On Dec. 5, disABILITYsa is hosting an interactive dialogue about transportation and disability at Brick. Find more information here.
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