Apr 282016

Are you a person with a disability or senior and have trouble finding a ride in the Hortonville area? Making the Ride Happen is now offering transportation service in Hortonville, WI and the surrounding area to Wal-Mart, Woodman’s, and medical appointments on Wednesdays 8:00 AM-4:00 PM. To schedule a ride call 920-225-1740. To view the flyer, click on the link below.

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Mar 082016

The extraordinary cost of transporting the elderly and people with disabilities has Metro and transit agencies across the country eyeing Uber and other app-based ride services as alternatives.

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Author: Luz Lazo Publication:  The Washington Post  Date: 03-05-2016

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Nov 162012

Traffic-related mishaps account for a large number of deaths and injuries amongst our society’s children and youth. When a child has special needs, the risk factor can increase dramatically due to several factors including: …  View Entire Article

Author:   Publication: Friendship Circle  Date: 07-25-2012

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Jul 062012

The transportation bill called MAP-21 (Moving Ahead for Progress in the 21st Century) passed on July 6.  Also known as H.R. 4348 in the House of Representatives and S.1813 in the U.S. Senate.  I testified in April on how important keeping public transportation is for people with disabilities is for those in the Appleton, Wisconsin area.  Many people with disabilities would not be able to go to doctor appointments or even go to a job.  And it’s important to be able to work for many people with disabilities or they would end up in nursing homes, which would cost taxpayers even more.  You can learn more by going to this article on the bill.

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Author:Timothy A Carey  Publication:  DisabilityVoice Additional Info Publication:  Transportation Issues Daily

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Jan 092012

A new phone number could make your next trip to the airport go a little bit smoother. The Transportation Security Administration has a new toll-free hotline specifically for airline passengers with disabilities and special medical needs. Representatives are available to answer questions about airport screening procedures and can refer passengers to TSA disability experts as needed, according to the agency. TSA officials recommend that travelers call the new phone line dubbed “TSA Cares” 72 hours before leaving home so that the agency can coordinate as needed with local airport security.   View Entire Article

Author:  Michelle Diament   Publication:  Disability Scoop


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Oct 272011

ALBANY – Mayor Bloomberg Wednesday brushed off the feds’ effort to make more cabs handicapped-accessible – saying it would inconvenience able-bodied passengers. “Their suspension is much worse, so the average person riding in them finds them really uncomfortable,” Hizzoner explained. View Entire Article

Publication: NY Daily News Author:  Kenneth Lovett

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Couple Exchanges Vows in Central Park

 Posted by on October 29, 2010 at 12:18 PM  Relationships, Transportation
Oct 292010
Disability rights activists Alejandra Ospina and Nick Dupree celebrated their love and commitment at Merchants’ Gate in Central Park on Sunday.

Ospina is a representative for GimpGirl Community, an Internet organization that supports women and girls with disabilities, an English-Spanish translator and a health care reform advocate who has testified at New York City Council hearings. She has attended Hunter College.

Dupree, who is from Alabama, is a long-term health care reform advocate and writer who attended Spring Hill College. Dupree led a two-year campaign called Nick’s Crusade that enabled 25 people in Alabama who are ventilator-dependent to receive home care past the age of 21… . . More Article

By  Emily F. Keller, Transportation Access – June 07, 2010
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Oct 172010
   Seasoned business traveler Johnnie Tuitel, a motivational speaker who estimates he’s flown a half a million miles, experienced a personal air travel first last month.A US Airways employee told him he was “too disabled to fly” alone, Tuitel said.

Tuitel, who has cerebral palsy and uses a wheelchair, had already settled into his seat when the airline attendant who helped him onto the plane escorted him off and delivered this news. . . . More Article

By  CNN TravelMarnie Hunter– Oct. 15, 2010

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Sep 232010


The HAL-5 is the future of technology for adventurer with disabilities, or any disabled people for that matter. The HAL-t is the brainchild of professor Yoshiyuki Sankai at Tsukuba University in Japan and the fifth iteration of his Hybrid Assistive Limb device. The HAL-5 is an exoskeleton. You wear it . . .More Article
By AMS Vans blog  Ken– Sept. 16, 2010

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Sep 192010


The U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT) today assessed a civil penalty against AirTran Airways for violating rules protecting air travelers with disabilities. The carrier was assessed a civil penalty of $500,000, of which up to $200,000 may be used to improve its service to disabled passengers beyond what is required by law.. . . More Article

By Department of TransportationDOT  Aug. 30, 2010

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