Paratransit services (1 - 4 of 4 items)
ADA Paratransit Services: Demand Has Increased, but Little is Known about Compliance
GAO-13-17: Published: Nov 15, 2012. Publicly Released: Nov 15, 2012.
Little is known about the extent of transit agencies' compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) paratransit service requirements. FTA does receive some assurance that agencies are complying with federal statutes and regulations, including ADA paratransit requirements, because transit agencies that receive FTA funding are required to self-certify and assure that they are complying w...
ADA Paratransit Services: Survey of Public Transit Agency Officials on Services and Costs (GAO-13-18SP, November, 2012), an E-supplement to GAO-13-17
GAO-13-18SP: Published: Nov 15, 2012. Publicly Released: Nov 15, 2012.
This is an e-supplement to GAO-13-17. This document presents the results of GAO's survey of transit agency officials that had been identified as possibly providing ADA paratransit service. In order to learn about transit agencies' experiences with and perspectives on costs related to and provision of ADA paratransit service, we conducted a web-based survey of a stratified random sample of 145 tran...
Transportation Disadvantaged: Progress in Implementing the New Freedom Program Has Been Limited, and Better Monitoring Procedures Would Help Ensure Program Funds Are Used as Intended
GAO-07-999R: Published: Jul 19, 2007. Publicly Released: Jul 30, 2007.
The Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) of 1990 seeks to ensure equal opportunity for persons with disabilities in employment, transportation, and other matters. ADA sets minimum standards for the accessibility of public transportation systems. For example, for persons unable to use a fixed-route bus or rail system due to disability, transit systems must provide service within three-quarters of...
Americans With Disabilities Act: Challenges Faced by Transit Agencies in Complying With the Act's Requirements
RCED-94-58: Published: Mar 11, 1994. Publicly Released: Mar 11, 1994.
GAO reviewed transit agencies' implementation of the Americans with Disabilities Act's (ADA) paratransit requirements, focusing on: (1) transit agencies' early experiences with phasing in the requirements and challenges to successful implementation; (2) the transit agencies' projections of costs and compliance time periods; and (3) variables affecting the projections' reliability and the potential...