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Accessible and reliable transportation is often a barrier toward the realization of employment, higher education, and independent living for individuals with disabilities. This Department offers information about products, training, and tools targeted at improving access to coordinated accessible transportation systems for individuals with disabilities, families, human services providers, educators, and transit providers.

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Managed by: Judy L. Shanley (jshanley@easterseals.com) of Easter Seals Transportation Group- Project ACTION

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Books, Publications & Reports (printed and/or online) (12 Products)
Electronic Media (6 Products)
Organizations, Programs, and Projects (4 Products)
Online Forums (1 Products)


Books, Publications & Reports (printed and/or online)
ADA Paratransit Services: Demand Has Increased, but Little is Known about Compliance
A report that looked at how accessible public transportation services for people with disabilities.
Expanding Specialized Transportation: New Opportunities under the Affordable Care Act
This report is about using Affordable Care Act funding to provide transportation for older people and adults with disabilities. Information is provided online, through a web blog, podcast, or policy paper.
GET Going! Guiding Everyday Travel
This pocket guide helps people use public transportation safely.
Launching into Adulthood An Integrated Response to Support Transition of Youth with Chronic Health Conditions and Disabilities
This books explains how best to help young adults with disabilities through the transition process. It discusses topics such as transportation, health care, housing and employment.
Strategies in Emergency Preparedness for Transportation-Dependent Populations
This report helps local governments and transportation providers prepare for the needs of people with disabilities during an emergency. It can be downloaded to your computer.
Take Charge of Your Travel: A Guide for Persons with Disabilities
A travel guide for people with disabilities in Canada. It explains how to plan for travel and the services that are available on airplanes, trains, ferries and buses.
Transit Customers Rights and Responsibilities Bookmark
This bookmark explains the rights of people with disabilities in using public transit. It can be downloaded for free.
Transportation Access and Respite Care: Critical Information for Family Caregivers, Care Recipients, and Respite Providers
A fact sheet that helps identify transportation options related to receiving and providing respite care
Transportation and Emergency Preparedness Checklist
This four-page checklist is directed to local government entities and their contracted transportation providers. It can be downloaded as a PDF file.
Update: Easter Seals Project ACTION's biannual newsletter
This newsletter has the latest news involving transportation and people with disabilities. You can read it online or receive it in the mail.
Where We Need to Go: A Civil Rights Roadmap for Transportation Equity
This paper is about transportation policy and how it impacts different groups of people in the United States. People with disabilities are one of the groups discussed.
You Can Ride
This booklet uses pictures and easy to read words to show people how to ride the bus and train.
Electronic Media (Videos, CDs, T.V., Radio, Websites, etc.)
A Curriculum to Build the Knowledge of Educators, Human Services, Families, and Transit regarding Transportation Education and Travel Instruction
This online curriculum has ideas for including transportation information, including travel instruction, into the educational experience of all students. It is meant for educators, transit professionals, families, and others.
Disability Travel and Recreation Resources
This website is a good place to start when you are planning a vacation. It has links to many other websites about traveling with a disability.
Equity in Transportation for People with Disabilities
This issue brief explains transportation issues faced by people with disabilities.
Learning Life Skills on the School Bus
This online presentation shows how students who have intellectual disabilities can use school buses to learn how to use public transportation.
New Horizons: Information for the Air Traveler with a Disability
A guide for people with disabilities who are traveling on an airplane. It explains how to plan and what to expect at the airport and on the airplane.
Transportation Equity Webpage
This website contains policy letters, reports, ways to take action and other resources about transportation equality.
Organizations, Programs, and Projects
Easter Seals Project ACTION (ESPA)
An initiative to make public transportation around the United States more accessible.
Transit Planning 4 All
The purpose of the project is to help people with disabilities and older adults get involved in planning transportation systems that work for them.
TSA Cares Hotline
a helpline number designed to assist travelers with disabilities and medical conditions.
United We Ride
United We Ride is a federal program to improve transportation services available for older adults, people with disabilities, and individuals with lower incomes.
Online Forums
Accessible Transportation for Students Online Community
An online forum about accessible transportation. It is for students with disabilities as they transition from high school into adult life.


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