December 31, 2006

Advocacy

Links to various paratransit advocacy groups and organizations.


Advocacy Incorporated - Advocacy, Inc. adheres to these guiding principles in all activities to protect and advance the rights of Texans with disabilities.

Broward County Paratransit Consumer Blog - Broward County (Florida) Paratransit Consumer-Run Discussion About Transportation.
Care2PetitionSite - Paratransit Riders & Supporters Unite - Petition to improve Illinois Paratransit

DC ParaTransit Info -Blog created by Pat and Kathi Spray to to document the state of MetroAccess, the Washington D.C. paratransit service, as well as provide an online resource for users of paratransit services as to available alternatives.

Disabled in Action (DIA) - Civil rights organization committed to ending discrimination ( including Paratransit Eligibility) against people with disabilities in New York Metropolitan area.

Disabilities Network of New York City - Organization brings people, organizations, government together to find solutions to problems (including transportation) faced by New Yorkers with physical, visual, and hearing disabilities.

Disability Rights Education & Defense Fund (DREDF) - A leading national civil rights law and policy center directed by individuals with disabilities and parents who have children with disabilities.

Does LogistiCare? - A forum for non-emergency medical transportation providers and their clients. Documents ongoing issues surrounding LogistiCare.

Easter Seals Project ACTION - Accessible Community Transportation.

Equip For Equality - Transportation Rights for Persons with Disabilities in Illinois.

Go Petition - Current Online Petitions: Review PACE Paratransit Services and Help Keep Non-Emergency Medical Transportation Going.

Illinois Legal Advocate - Training and Support Website for Legal Aid Advocates, Includes resources for disability and paratransit issues.

IMPRUVE - Independent Movement of Paratransit Riders for Unity, Vehicles, Equality. National disability rights organization based in Illinois.

Irish Wheelchair Association - National organization involved in wide range of services, advocacy, and education.

Mobility International USA (MIUSA) - Empowering people with disabilities around the world to achieve their human rights through international exchange and international development.

National Alliance of Public Transportation Advocates - NAPTA is a national organization representing local transit coalitions who support increasing federal investment in public transportation.

National Council on Independent Living (NCIL) - Organization advances independent living and the rights of people with disabilities through consumer-driven advocacy.

National Disability Rights Network - U.S. federally mandated nonprofit organization provides training and technical assistance, legal support, and legislative advocacy for individuals with a wide range of disabilities.

Paratransit Texas - Texas paratransit education and advocacy collaborative.

RIDE - Boston Paratransit Advocacy Project.

RUTA Montreal - Represents special needs people in order to ensure their access to public transportation in Montreal.

Transport For All - UK advocacy magazine for mobility rights in London.

Transportation Access - Blog providing information, news, and investigations about transportation accessibility (including Paratransit)in New York City.

Transportation Advocacy Project - Accessible, Affordable, Available, Transportation for People with Disabilities in Pennsylvania.

1 comment:

Jessyll said...

there is a great youtube video about a paratransit the service is designed to meet special needs

check it out http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=f-orS_th-vY

or

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WDHXIRz8QzM

or

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kA3JW9l0hd4