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Posts in Category: Accessibility


After losing vision, passenger brings new perspective to transit accessibility 

Posted by Drew Kerr | Friday, December 15, 2023 10:59:00 AM
After Annie Young lost her vision several years ago, she saw transit as key to maintaining her independence. So, she made it her mission to do what she could to help it feel safer to get around on buses and trains. Young’s interest led her [...]

New technology could expand transit access for blind, low-vision customers 

Posted by Drew Kerr | Tuesday, November 2, 2021 9:07:00 PM
Clockwise from left: Sheila Enerson using the Aira app during a trip on the METRO Green Line, a beacon being installed at the Raymond Avenue Station and a new tactile map at the Raymond Avenue Station. Sheila Enerson stepped out of her home, [...]

ADA anniversary an opportunity to reflect, build on accessibility improvements 

Posted by Drew Kerr | Friday, July 24, 2020 4:04:00 PM
From General Manager Wes Kooistra Thirty years ago this week, the federal government passed the Americans with Disabilities Act – landmark civil rights legislation aimed at ensuring people with disabilities do not face discrimination or [...]
Accessibility Bus From the GM

Accessibility improvements ensure system works for everyone 

Posted by Drew Kerr | Thursday, July 26, 2018 12:38:00 PM
From General Manager Brian Lamb As an organization, we talk a lot about how important transit is to providing access to opportunity. That’s particularly true for people with disabilities who rely on transit to live a full and independent [...]
Accessibility METRO Orange Line

Expanding access and accessibility on the Orange Line 

| Monday, January 30, 2017 10:39:00 AM
On Marq2, hundreds of buses pull quickly in and out of stops during the afternoon rush hour. At Interstate 35W and Lake Street, customers ascend a steep set of stairs to wait in what is essentially the freeway shoulder. And at the I-35W & 46th [...]