ADA Paratransit is an available service when a city’s fixed-route transit system does not meet the needs of a bus rider with a disability. To fully understand ADA Paratransit, we need to understand fixed-route service first.
Fixed-route transit systems operate on a set route and follow a fixed schedule. A city bus is an example of fixed-route transit. When a rider’s needs cannot be met by the fixed-route system, 42 U.S. Code, Section 12143 requires the public transit agency provide an alternate, accessible service. Per ADA Paratransit requirements, ADA Paratransit service area is the same as the fixed-route service.
Riders are eligible for ADA Paratransit service if they cannot independently use all or portions of the fixed-route service, even if they would be able to with the help of a friend or personal attendant. Eligibility may not be limited to categories of trips. ADA Paratransit is available for all categories of trips, including business, personal, and leisure, just like the fixed-route system.
The Transportation Initiative offers video, audio, and written information on ADA Paratransit eligibility, service types, scheduling, riding with a companion, and other helpful information. Learn more about ADA Paratransit service by watching short videos, listening to audio content, or viewing handouts at www.transportation.hdiuky.org/ada-paratransit
HDI and HDI CATS host an ADA Training series held on the fourth Thursday of each month covering different topics surrounding the Americans with Disabilities Act featuring Jason Jones as the lead speaker.
In September, the talk will focus on “Religious Institutions and the ADA.” Join us on September 26 from 10-11am online or at HDI CATS on 2358 Nicholasville Rd. Suite 180, Lexington, KY.
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“Each day in the United States service dogs provide an invaluable service for their handlers. Whether it is assisting someone who is blind to navigate busy streets, or alerting a handler with diabetes that their blood sugar has dipped dangerously low, service animals are essential partners in everyday life. There remains a great deal of confusion on the part of the public as to what is and is not a service animal as well as the rights and responsibilities handlers and business have under the Americans with Disabilities Act and other laws. This seminar will answer those questions.” – Barry Whaley
The last session of our Spring Seminar series was held on Friday, April 19, 2019 from 1:00 – 3:00pm EST about “Service Animals and the Americans with Disabilities Act .”
We learned more from experts Steve Kuusisto, Barry Whaley, and Jason Jones. The seminar was held at the UK Coldstream Research Campus Human Development Institute Training Room 1525 Bull Lea Road, Lexington KY. A link to the live video stream of the seminar was sent to registrants.
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HDI and HDI CATS host an ADA Training series to be held on the fourth Thursday of each month covering different topics surrounding the Americans with Disabilities Act.
The next training will be led by Jason Jones and will cover “Accessible Technology & the Workforce: AT as a Reasonable Accommodation” on January 24, 2019 from 10-11am. You can register here or get more information by emailing email@example.com. Continue reading
HDI and HDI CATS have launched an ADA Training series to be held on the fourth Thursday of each month covering different topics surrounding the Americans with Disabilities Act.
The next training will be led by Jason Jones and will cover “ADA & Public Accommodations: Legal Applications of Title III” on October 25, 2018 from 10-11am. You can register here or get more information by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org. Continue reading