January 24, 2011

NEWS: Connecticut Taxi Companies Seek State Approval of Accessible Cabs

HARTFORD, CONNECTICUT - Jan. 19, 2011 - As part of the on going effort to improve accessibility in Connecticut, MetroAccess and and Yellow Cab are asking the state Department of Transportation to approve the license application for 70 new wheelchair accessible taxi cabs. The prototype for the vehicle (as shown in the picture) is the MV-1. Though they cost $46,000 each, the MV-1 is classified as a "green" vehicle because it operates on compressed natural gas, and is therefore eligible for a federal subsidy. In October of last year, Metro Taxi in partnership with the Greater New Haven Transit District introduced the reduced fare Freedom Voucher Program to make the accessible taxi service more affordable in New Haven. For more information, see these related posts: MetroAccess Launches Connecticut's First Accessible Taxi, New Haven Announces Accessible Taxi Voucher Program, and 2010 MV-1 Wheels Across America Tour.

Wheelchair access taxis coming to CT: wtnh.com

Find more blog posts and directory pages that deal primarily with wheelchair accessible, assisted ambulatory, and shared-ride taxi services on the Taxi Index.

January 20, 2011

Partnerships for Wellness Conference: Health, Mobility, and Elders

PARTNERSHIPS FOR WELLNESS - The following video is an excerpt of a panel discussion from the Partnerships for Wellness 2009 Conference. The panel participants discuss best practices and issues involved in transporting seniors for non-emergency medical care. The panel includes representatives from Ride Connection in Portland, Oregon and Elder Services of the Merrimack Valley, Massachusetts. The complete presentation along with supplemental materials can be found at Partnerships for Wellness: Health Care, Mobility, and Elders.

- THE PARTNERSHIPS FOR WELLNESS SERIES -

1. Introduction - The 2009 Partnerships for Wellness Conference brought together transportation professionals, health care advocates, and researchers to discuss current challenges facing the delivery of non-emergency medical transportation.
2. Keynote Address - The executive director of CTAA discusses the history of health care and non-emergency medical transportation in America.
3. The Challenge of Medicaid Transportation - The panel discusses the different forces that are impacting Medicaid non-emergency medical transportation.
4. Health Care, Mobility, and ADA Paratransit - This presentation demonstrates non-emergency medical transportation and the ADA Paratransit service can be blended to increase efficiency and make medical care more accessible.
5. Health Care, Mobility, and Medical Centers - The panel participants discuss hospital transportation contracting.
6. Health Care. Mobility, and Collaboration - The panel discusses collaborating with different agencies to provide non-emergency medical transportation.
7. Health Care, Mobility, and Children - This presentation reviews the issues in providing non-emergency medical transportation to children.
8. Health Care, Mobility, and Elders - The panel participants discuss best practices and issues involved in transporting elders for non-emergency medical care.
9. Non-Emergency Stretch Transport - The panel discusses issues involved with Non-Emergency Stretcher Transportation
10. Challenges and the Way Forward - This presentation discusses the challenges in non-emergency medical transportation in light of current and proposed reforms to Health Care, Medicare, and Medicaid.

January 19, 2011

Partnerships for Wellness Conference: Challenges and the Way Forward

PARTNERSHIPS FOR WELLNESS - The following video is an excerpt of a presentation from the Partnerships for Wellness 2009 Conference. This presentation discusses the challenges in non-emergency medical transportation in light of current and proposed reforms to Health Care, Medicare, and Medicaid. Jennifer Sullivan, Senior Health Policy Analyst with Families USA talks about that organization's vision for the future. The complete presentation along with supplemental materials can be found at Partnerships for Wellness: Challenges and the Way Forward.

- THE PARTNERSHIPS FOR WELLNESS SERIES -

1. Introduction - The 2009 Partnerships for Wellness Conference brought together transportation professionals, health care advocates, and researchers to discuss current challenges facing the delivery of non-emergency medical transportation.
2. Keynote Address - The executive director of CTAA discusses the history of health care and non-emergency medical transportation in America.
3. The Challenge of Medicaid Transportation - The panel discusses the different forces that are impacting Medicaid non-emergency medical transportation.
4. Health Care, Mobility, and ADA Paratransit - This presentation demonstrates non-emergency medical transportation and the ADA Paratransit service can be blended to increase efficiency and make medical care more accessible.
5. Health Care, Mobility, and Medical Centers - The panel participants discuss hospital transportation contracting.
6. Health Care. Mobility, and Collaboration - The panel discusses collaborating with different agencies to provide non-emergency medical transportation.
7. Health Care, Mobility, and Children - This presentation reviews the issues in providing non-emergency medical transportation to children.
8. Health Care, Mobility, and Elders - The panel participants discuss best practices and issues involved in transporting elders for non-emergency medical care.
9. Non-Emergency Stretch Transport - The panel discusses issues involved with Non-Emergency Stretcher Transportation
10. Challenges and the Way Forward - This presentation discusses the challenges in non-emergency medical transportation in light of current and proposed reforms to Health Care, Medicare, and Medicaid.

January 18, 2011

Partnerships for Wellness Conference: Health Care, Mobility, and Children

PARTNERSHIPS FOR WELLNESS - The following video is an excerpt of a presentation from the Partnerships for Wellness 2009 Conference. This presentation reviews the issues in providing non-emergency medical transportation to children. The Child Health Transportation Initiative taken by the Children's Health Fund to address the lack of access to reliable transportation for routine medical care for children is presented. The complete presentation along with supplemental materials can be found at Partnerships for Wellness: Health Care, Mobility, and Children.

- THE PARTNERSHIPS FOR WELLNESS SERIES -

1. Introduction - The 2009 Partnerships for Wellness Conference brought together transportation professionals, health care advocates, and researchers to discuss current challenges facing the delivery of non-emergency medical transportation.
2. Keynote Address - The executive director of CTAA discusses the history of health care and non-emergency medical transportation in America.
3. The Challenge of Medicaid Transportation - The panel discusses the different forces that are impacting Medicaid non-emergency medical transportation.
4. Health Care, Mobility, and ADA Paratransit - This presentation demonstrates non-emergency medical transportation and the ADA Paratransit service can be blended to increase efficiency and make medical care more accessible.
5. Health Care, Mobility, and Medical Centers - The panel participants discuss hospital transportation contracting.
6. Health Care. Mobility, and Collaboration - The panel discusses collaborating with different agencies to provide non-emergency medical transportation.
7. Health Care, Mobility, and Children - This presentation reviews the issues in providing non-emergency medical transportation to children.
8. Health Care, Mobility, and Elders - The panel participants discuss best practices and issues involved in transporting elders for non-emergency medical care.
9. Non-Emergency Stretch Transport - The panel discusses issues involved with Non-Emergency Stretcher Transportation
10. Challenges and the Way Forward - This presentation discusses the challenges in non-emergency medical transportation in light of current and proposed reforms to Health Care, Medicare, and Medicaid.

Partnerships for Wellness Conference: Health Care, Mobility, & ADA Paratransit

PARTNERSHIPS FOR WELLNESS - The following video is an excerpt of a presentation from the Partnerships for Wellness 2009 Conference. This presentation demonstrates how Pennsylvania's ACCESS system blends non-emergency medical transportation and the ADA Paratransit service to increase efficiency and make medical care more accessible in Allegheny County. The complete presentation along with supplemental materials can be found at Partnerships for Wellness: Health Care, Mobility, and ADA Paratransit.

- THE PARTNERSHIPS FOR WELLNESS SERIES -

1. Introduction - The 2009 Partnerships for Wellness Conference brought together transportation professionals, health care advocates, and researchers to discuss current challenges facing the delivery of non-emergency medical transportation.
2. Keynote Address - The executive director of CTAA discusses the history of health care and non-emergency medical transportation in America.
3. The Challenge of Medicaid Transportation - The panel discusses the different forces that are impacting Medicaid non-emergency medical transportation.
4. Health Care, Mobility, and ADA Paratransit - This presentation demonstrates non-emergency medical transportation and the ADA Paratransit service can be blended to increase efficiency and make medical care more accessible.
5. Health Care, Mobility, and Medical Centers - The panel participants discuss hospital transportation contracting.
6. Health Care. Mobility, and Collaboration - The panel discusses collaborating with different agencies to provide non-emergency medical transportation.
7. Health Care, Mobility, and Children - This presentation reviews the issues in providing non-emergency medical transportation to children.
8. Health Care, Mobility, and Elders - The panel participants discuss best practices and issues involved in transporting elders for non-emergency medical care.
9. Non-Emergency Stretch Transport - The panel discusses issues involved with Non-Emergency Stretcher Transportation
10. Challenges and the Way Forward - This presentation discusses the challenges in non-emergency medical transportation in light of current and proposed reforms to Health Care, Medicare, and Medicaid.

January 17, 2011

Partnerships for Wellness Conference: Health Care, Mobility, & Medical Centers

PARTNERSHIPS FOR WELLNESS - The following video is an excerpt of a panel discussion from the Partnerships for Wellness 2009 Conference. The panel participants discuss hospital transportation contracting in different regions of Missouri. The regions range from medical centers in major urban areas to remote rural areas. The role of OATS, Inc. in rural transportation is looked at in detail. The complete presentation along with supplemental materials can be found at Partnerships for Wellness: Health Care, Mobility, and Medical Centers.

- THE PARTNERSHIPS FOR WELLNESS SERIES -

1. Introduction - The 2009 Partnerships for Wellness Conference brought together transportation professionals, health care advocates, and researchers to discuss current challenges facing the delivery of non-emergency medical transportation.
2. Keynote Address - The executive director of CTAA discusses the history of health care and non-emergency medical transportation in America.
3. The Challenge of Medicaid Transportation - The panel discusses the different forces that are impacting Medicaid non-emergency medical transportation.
4. Health Care, Mobility, and ADA Paratransit - This presentation demonstrates non-emergency medical transportation and the ADA Paratransit service can be blended to increase efficiency and make medical care more accessible.
5. Health Care, Mobility, and Medical Centers - The panel participants discuss hospital transportation contracting.
6. Health Care. Mobility, and Collaboration - The panel discusses collaborating with different agencies to provide non-emergency medical transportation.
7. Health Care, Mobility, and Children - This presentation reviews the issues in providing non-emergency medical transportation to children.
8. Health Care, Mobility, and Elders - The panel participants discuss best practices and issues involved in transporting elders for non-emergency medical care.
9. Non-Emergency Stretch Transport - The panel discusses issues involved with Non-Emergency Stretcher Transportation
10. Challenges and the Way Forward - This presentation discusses the challenges in non-emergency medical transportation in light of current and proposed reforms to Health Care, Medicare, and Medicaid.

January 16, 2011

Partnerships for Wellness Conference: Health Care, Mobility, and Collaboration

PARTNERSHIPS FOR WELLNESS - The following video is an excerpt of a panel discussion from the Partnerships for Wellness 2009 Conference. The panel discusses collaborating with different agencies to provide non-emergency medical transportation. Representatives from the American Cancer Society, Kansas United We Ride, and others discuss the challenges and issues involved with collaborating in partnership programs. The complete presentation along with supplemental materials can be found at Partnerships for Wellness: Health Care, Mobility, & Collaboration.

- THE PARTNERSHIPS FOR WELLNESS SERIES -

1. Introduction - The 2009 Partnerships for Wellness Conference brought together transportation professionals, health care advocates, and researchers to discuss current challenges facing the delivery of non-emergency medical transportation.
2. Keynote Address - The executive director of CTAA discusses the history of health care and non-emergency medical transportation in America.
3. The Challenge of Medicaid Transportation - The panel discusses the different forces that are impacting Medicaid non-emergency medical transportation.
4. Health Care, Mobility, and ADA Paratransit - This presentation demonstrates non-emergency medical transportation and the ADA Paratransit service can be blended to increase efficiency and make medical care more accessible.
5. Health Care, Mobility, and Medical Centers - The panel participants discuss hospital transportation contracting.
6. Health Care. Mobility, and Collaboration - The panel discusses collaborating with different agencies to provide non-emergency medical transportation.
7. Health Care, Mobility, and Children - This presentation reviews the issues in providing non-emergency medical transportation to children.
8. Health Care, Mobility, and Elders - The panel participants discuss best practices and issues involved in transporting elders for non-emergency medical care.
9. Non-Emergency Stretch Transport - The panel discusses issues involved with Non-Emergency Stretcher Transportation
10. Challenges and the Way Forward - This presentation discusses the challenges in non-emergency medical transportation in light of current and proposed reforms to Health Care, Medicare, and Medicaid.

Partnerships for Wellness Conference: The Challenge of Medicaid Transport

PARTNERSHIPS FOR WELLNESS - The following video is an excerpt of a panel discussion from the Partnerships for Wellness 2009 Conference. The panel discusses the different forces that are impacting Medicaid non-emergency medical transportation. This includes the current economy and fiscal restraint, as well as the effects from the economic stimulus package. The complete presentation along with supplemental materials can be found at Partnerships for Wellness: The Challenge of Medicaid Transportation.

- THE PARTNERSHIPS FOR WELLNESS SERIES -

1. Introduction - The 2009 Partnerships for Wellness Conference brought together transportation professionals, health care advocates, and researchers to discuss current challenges facing the delivery of non-emergency medical transportation.
2. Keynote Address - The executive director of CTAA discusses the history of health care and non-emergency medical transportation in America.
3. The Challenge of Medicaid Transportation - The panel discusses the different forces that are impacting Medicaid non-emergency medical transportation.
4. Health Care, Mobility, and ADA Paratransit - This presentation demonstrates non-emergency medical transportation and the ADA Paratransit service can be blended to increase efficiency and make medical care more accessible.
5. Health Care, Mobility, and Medical Centers - The panel participants discuss hospital transportation contracting.
6. Health Care. Mobility, and Collaboration - The panel discusses collaborating with different agencies to provide non-emergency medical transportation.
7. Health Care, Mobility, and Children - This presentation reviews the issues in providing non-emergency medical transportation to children.
8. Health Care, Mobility, and Elders - The panel participants discuss best practices and issues involved in transporting elders for non-emergency medical care.
9. Non-Emergency Stretch Transport - The panel discusses issues involved with Non-Emergency Stretcher Transportation
10. Challenges and the Way Forward - This presentation discusses the challenges in non-emergency medical transportation in light of current and proposed reforms to Health Care, Medicare, and Medicaid.



Partnerships for Wellness Conference: Non-Emergency Stretcher Transport

PARTNERSHIPS FOR WELLNESS - The following videos are excerpts of a panel discussion from the Partnerships for Wellness 2009 Conference. The panel discusses issues involved with Non-Emergency Stretcher Transportation (NEST) including state reimbursements to operators (Video #1) and MRSA or Methicillin Resistant Staphylococcus Aura (Video #2). The complete presentation along with supplemental materials can be found at Partnerships for Wellness: Non-Emergency Stretcher Transport.


- THE PARTNERSHIPS FOR WELLNESS SERIES -

1. Introduction - The 2009 Partnerships for Wellness Conference brought together transportation professionals, health care advocates, and researchers to discuss current challenges facing the delivery of non-emergency medical transportation.
2. Keynote Address - The executive director of CTAA discusses the history of health care and non-emergency medical transportation in America.
3. The Challenge of Medicaid Transportation - The panel discusses the different forces that are impacting Medicaid non-emergency medical transportation.
4. Health Care, Mobility, and ADA Paratransit - This presentation demonstrates non-emergency medical transportation and the ADA Paratransit service can be blended to increase efficiency and make medical care more accessible.
5. Health Care, Mobility, and Medical Centers - The panel participants discuss hospital transportation contracting.
6. Health Care. Mobility, and Collaboration - The panel discusses collaborating with different agencies to provide non-emergency medical transportation.
7. Health Care, Mobility, and Children - This presentation reviews the issues in providing non-emergency medical transportation to children.
8. Health Care, Mobility, and Elders - The panel participants discuss best practices and issues involved in transporting elders for non-emergency medical care.
9. Non-Emergency Stretch Transport - The panel discusses issues involved with Non-Emergency Stretcher Transportation
10. Challenges and the Way Forward - This presentation discusses the challenges in non-emergency medical transportation in light of current and proposed reforms to Health Care, Medicare, and Medicaid.

Partnerships for Wellness Conference: Keynote Address

PARTNERSHIPS FOR WELLNESS - The following video is an excerpt from the Keynote Address of the Partnerships for Wellness 2009 Conference. In his presentation, Dale Marisco executive director of CTAA, discusses the history of health care and non-emergency medical transportation in America. He goes from Otto von Bismarck to Roosevelt's New Deal to Nixon and subsequent administrations leading to our current system of NEMT. The complete presentation along with supplemental materials can be found at Partnerships for Wellness: Keynote Address.



- THE PARTNERSHIPS FOR WELLNESS SERIES -

1. Introduction - The 2009 Partnerships for Wellness Conference brought together transportation professionals, health care advocates, and researchers to discuss current challenges facing the delivery of non-emergency medical transportation.
2. Keynote Address - The executive director of CTAA discusses the history of health care and non-emergency medical transportation in America.
3. The Challenge of Medicaid Transportation - The panel discusses the different forces that are impacting Medicaid non-emergency medical transportation.
4. Health Care, Mobility, and ADA Paratransit - This presentation demonstrates non-emergency medical transportation and the ADA Paratransit service can be blended to increase efficiency and make medical care more accessible.
5. Health Care, Mobility, and Medical Centers - The panel participants discuss hospital transportation contracting.
6. Health Care. Mobility, and Collaboration - The panel discusses collaborating with different agencies to provide non-emergency medical transportation.
7. Health Care, Mobility, and Children - This presentation reviews the issues in providing non-emergency medical transportation to children.
8. Health Care, Mobility, and Elders - The panel participants discuss best practices and issues involved in transporting elders for non-emergency medical care.
9. Non-Emergency Stretch Transport - The panel discusses issues involved with Non-Emergency Stretcher Transportation
10. Challenges and the Way Forward - This presentation discusses the challenges in non-emergency medical transportation in light of current and proposed reforms to Health Care, Medicare, and Medicaid.

January 10, 2011

Paratransit Providers: MAPS

MORRIS COUNTY, NEW JERSEY - MAPS (Morris Area Paratransit System) is Morris County's transportation service for seniors and persons with disabilities. The service is primarily used for medical appointments, as well as trips to work, school, and day programs. MAPS utilizes a variety of vehicles including those equipped for people using wheelchairs. Also discussed in the following video are the Morris County Municipal Dial-A-Ride Programs and other similar programs in neighboring communities that MAPS plans in the future to work with to co-ordinate services.

January 9, 2011

Wheelchair Accessible Van Rentals

Links to wheelchair accessible van rental agencies in the United States and Canada.

- ALABAMA -
AMS Vans - Auburn, Birmingham, Dothan, Florence, Gadsden, Hoover, Huntsville, Mobile, Montgomery, Tuscaloosa
Wheelchair Getaways - Birmingham
Wheelers Van Rentals - Birmingham, Mobile, Montgomery, Tuscaloosa

- ALASKA -
AMS Vans - Fairbanks, Juneau, Kenai, Ketchikan, Kodiak, Sitka, Wasilla
Wheelchair Getaways - Anchorage

- ARIZONA -
AMS Vans - Chandler, Gilbert, Glendale, Mesa, Peoria, Phoenix, Scottsdale, Tempe, Tucson, Yuma
Wheelchair Getaways - Phoenix, Tucson
Wheelers Van Rentals - Flagstaff, Phoenix, Tucson

- ARKANSAS -
Wheelchair Getaways - Fayetteville, Little Rock

- CALIFORNIA -
Aero Mobility - Santa Ana; Los Angeles, Orange, San Diego, Ventura Counties
AMS Vans - Anaheim, Fresno, Long Beach, Los Angeles, Oakland, Sacramento, San Diego, San Francisco, San Jose, Santa Ana,
Accessible Vans of America - Oakland, San Jose, San Francisco, Van Nuys
Wheelchair Getaways - Los Angels, San Diego, San Francisco
Wheelers Van Rentals - Fresno, Oakland, Orange Co., Riverside, Sacramento, San Bernardino, San Diego, San Francisco, San Jose, Valleijo, Watsonville

- COLORADO -
AMS Vans - Arvada, Aurora, Boulder, Colorado Springs, Denver, Ft. Collins, Lakewood, Pueblo, Thornton, Westminster

- CONNECTICUT -
Accessible Vans of America - East Granby, Fairfield
AMS Vans - Bridgeport, Bristol, Danbury, Hartford, New Britain, New Haven, Norwalk, Stamford, Waterbury, West Hartford

- DELAWARE -
AMS Vans - Dover, Georgetown, Middletown, Milford, New Castle, Newark, Seaford, Smyrna, Wilmington

- DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA -
AMS Vans - Washington
Wheelchair Getaways - Washington
Wheelers Van Rentals - Washington

- FLORIDA -
Accessible Vans of America - Ft. Meyers, Miami, Pompano Beach
AMS Vans - Cape Coral, Fort Lauderdale, Hialeah, Miami, Orlando, Tallahassee, Tampa
Wheelchair Getaways - Ft. Lauderdale, Ft. Myers, Jacksonville, Miami, Orlando, Tampa, West Palm Beach
Wheelers Van Rentals - Ft. Myers, Jacksonville, Melbourne, Orlando, Pensacola, Tallahassee, Tampa

- GEORGIA -
AMS Vans - Albany, Athens, Atlanta, Augusta, Columbus, Macon, Marietta, Roswell, Savannah
Wheelers Van Rentals - Atlanta, Buford

- HAWAII -
AMS Vans - Hilo, Honolulu, Kahului, Pearl City, Waipahu

- IDAHO -
AMS Vans - Caldwell, Idaho Falls, Lewiston, Meridian, Nampa, Pocatello, Twin Falls

- ILLINOIS -
Accessible Vans of America - Champaign, Plainsfield, Springfield, Villa Park
Wheelchair Getaways - Chicago, Springfield

- INDIANA -
AMS Vans - Anderson, Bloomington, Evansville, Fort Wayne, Gary, Hammond, Indianapolis, Muncie, South Bend, Terre Haute
Wheelchair Getaways - Evansville, Ft. Wayne, Indianapolis, Merrillville

- IOWA -
AMS Vans - Ames, Cedar Rapids, Council Bluffs, Davenport, Des Moines, Dubuque, Iowa City, Sioux City, Waterloo
Wheelchair Getaways - Des Moines

- KANSAS -
AMS Vans - Kansas City, Lawrence, Olathe, Overland Park, Topeka, Wichita

- KENTUCKY -
AMS Vans - Bowling Green, Covington, Frankfort, Henderson, Hopkinsville, Lexington, Louisville, Owensboro, Richmond
Wheelchair Getaways - Lexington, Louisville

- LOUISIANA -
Accessible Vans of America - Grosse Tete, New Orleans
AMS Vans - Alexandria, Baton Rouge, Kenner, Lafayette, Lake Charles, Metairie, Monroe, New Orleans, Shreveport
Wheelchair Getaways - New Orleans
Wheelers Van Rentals - New Orleans

- MAINE -
AMS Vans - Auburn, Augusta, Bangor, Biddeford, Lewiston, Portland, Saco, South Portland, Waterville, Westbrook

- MARYLAND -
AMS Vans - Baltimore, Bethesda, Frederick, Gaithersburg
Wheelchair Getaways - College Park

- MASSACHUSETTS -
AMS Vans - Boston, Brockton, Cambridge, Fall River, Lowell, Lynn, New Bedford, Quincy, Springfield, Worcester

- MICHIGAN -
AMS Mobility - Ann Arbor, Dearborn, Detroit, Flint, Grand Rapids, Lansing, Livonia, Sterling Heights, Warren
Accessible Vans of America - Detroit, Grand Rapids, Saginaw, Traverse City

- MINNESOTA -
AMS Mobility - Bloomington, Duluth, Eagan, Eden Prairie, Mankato, Minneapolis, Rochester
Wheelchair Getaways - Albertville, Cold Spring, Roseville

- MISSISSIPPI -
AMS Mobility - Biloxi, Greenville, Gulfport, Hattiesburg, Jackson, Meridian, Pascagoula, Tupelo, Vicksburg
Wheelers Van Rentals - Mississippi

- MISSOURI -
AMS Mobility - Florissant, Independence, Kansas City, Springfield
Accessible Vans of America - Columbia, Kansas City, Springfield, St. Louis
Wheelchair Getaways - St. Louis

- MONTANA -
AMS Mobility - Anaconda, Billings, Bozeman, Butte, Great Falls, Havre, Helena, Kalispell, Miles City, Missoula

- NEBRASKA -
AMS Mobility - Bellevue, Columbus, Fremont, Grand Island, Hastings, Kearney, Lincoln, Norfolk, North Platte, Omaha

- NEVADA -
AMS Mobility - Carson City, Henderson, Las Vegas, North Las Vegas, Reno, Sparks
Wheelchair Getaways - Las Vegas, Reno

- NEW HAMPSHIRE -
AMS Mobility - Claremont, Concord, Dover, Keene, Laconia, Manchester, Nashua, Portsmouth, Rochester

- NEW JERSEY -
AMS Mobility - Camden, Elizabeth, Jersey City, Newark, Paterson, Trenton
Wheelchair Getaways - Farmingdale, Saddle Brook
Wheelers Van Rentals - North New Jersey

- NEW MEXICO -
AMS Mobility - Alamogordo, Albuquerque, Clovis, Farmington, Hobbs, Las Cruces, Rio Rancho, Roswell, Santa Fe
Wheelchair Getaways - Albuquerque

- NEW YORK -
AMS Mobility - Buffalo, Mount Vernon, New Rochelle, New York, Rochester, Schenectady, Syracuse, Yonkers
Accessible Vans of America - Albany, Bethpage, Buffalo, Rochester, Syracuse
Agor Enterprises - Rochester, Syracuse
Tim's Trim Inc. / Ability Van Sales - Rochester
Wheelchair Getaways - New York, Jamestown
Wheelers Van Rentals - Albany, Binghamton, Buffalo, Jamestown, Rochester, Syracuse

- NORTH CAROLINA -
AMS Mobility - Asheville, Cary, Charlotte, Durham, Fayetteville, Greensboro, High Point, Raleigh, Wilmington, Winston-Salem
Accessible Vans of America - Asheville, Charlotte, High Point
Wheelchair Getaways - Raleigh, Wilmington
Wheelers Van Rentals - Asheville, Charlotte, Durham, Fayetteville, Greenville, Kinston, Raleigh, Wilmington

- NORTH DAKOTA -
AMS Mobility - Bismarck, Fargo, Grand Forks, Jamestown, Mandan, Minot, Wahpeton, West Fargo, Williston

- OHIO -
AMS Mobility - Akron, Canton, Cincinnati, Cleveland, Columbus, Dayton, Lorain, Parma, Toledo, Youngstown
Ability Van Rentals - Dayton, Cleveland, Cincinnati, Columbus
Accessible Vans of America - Akron, Cincinnati, Toledo
Wheelchair Getaways - Cleveland, Cincinnati, Columbus, Dayton

- OKLAHOMA -
AMS Mobility - Broken Arrow, Edmond, Lawton, Midwest City, Norman, Oklahoma City, Tulsa
Wheelchair Getaways - Oklahoma City, Tulsa

- OREGON -
AMS Mobility - Beaverton, Bend, Corvallis, Eugene, Gresham, Hillsboro, Medford, Portland, Salem, Springfield

- PENNSYLVANIA -
AMS Mobility - Allentown, Erie, Lancaster, Philadelphia, Pittsburgh
Accessible Vans of America - Bethlehem, Norristown
Wheelchair Getaways - Pennsylvania
Wheelers Van Rentals - Erie, Pittsburgh

- RHODE ISLAND -
AMS Mobility - Cranston, East Providence, Pawtucket, Providence, Warwick, Woonsocket
Wheelchair Getaways - Providence

- SOUTH CAROLINA -
AMS Mobility - Charleston, Columbia, Florence, Greenville, Hilton Head Island, Mount Pleasant, North Charleston, Rock Hill, Spartanburg, Sumter

- SOUTH DAKOTA -
AMS Mobility - Sioux Falls, Watertown
Wheelchair Getaways - Rapid City/Deadwood, Cold Spring

- TENNESSEE -
AMS Mobility - Chattanooga, Clarksville, Jackson, Johnson City, Kingsport, Knoxville, Memphis, Murfreesboro
Wheelchair Getaways - Knoxville, Memphis, Nashville
Wheelers Van Rentals - Knoxville, Nashville

- TEXAS -
AMS Mobility - Arlington, Austin, Corpus Christi, Dallas, El Paso, Fort Worth, Garland, Houston, San Antonio
Accessible Vans of America - Ft. Worth, Houston, Lubbock, Mesquite, San Antonio
Wheelchair Getaways - Dallas, Austin, Houston, El Paso
Wheelers Van Rentals - Dallas/Ft. Worth

- UTAH -
AMS Mobility - Ogden, Provo, Salt Lake City, Sandy
Wheelchair Getaways - Salt Lake City

- VERMONT -
AMS Mobility - Barre, Burlington, Essex Junction, Montpelier
Wheelchair Getaways - Montpelier

- VIRGINIA -
AMS Mobility - Alexandria, Chesapeake, Hampton, Newport News, Norfolk, Portsmouth, Richmond, Roanoke, Virginia Beach
Wheelchair Getaways - Virginia Beach, Northern Virginia

- WASHINGTON STATE -
AMS Mobility - Bellevue, Bellingham, Everett, Federal Way, Kent, Seattle, Spokane, Tacoma, Vancouver, Yakima
Wheelchair Getaways - Seattle, Spokane

- WEST VIRGINIA -
AMS Mobility - Charleston, Huntington, Morgantown
Wheelchair Getaways - Charleston

- WISCONSIN -
AMS Mobility - Appleton, Eau Claire, Green Bay, Kenosha, Madison, Milwaukee, Oshkosh, Racine, Waukesha, West Allis
Wheelers Van Rentals - Eau Clair, Monona, Richfield, Valders

- WYOMING -
AMS Mobility - Cheyenne
Wheelchair Getaways - Yellowstone & Grand Teton National Parks


-------------------- CANADA --------------------

- BRITISH COLUMBIA -

- ONTARIO -
Kino Mobility - Toronto, London
Universal Motion - Toronto


---------- INTERNATIONAL ----------

Accessible Mexico - Puerto Vallarta
Disabled Vehicles - United Kingdom
Easy Access Vehicles - United Kingdom
Flashcab Rentals - Sydney, Brisbane, Adelaide, & the Gold Coast
Mobility Vehicle Hire - New Zealand
Wheelchair Cars - United Kingdom

News: LogistiCare Run NEMT Brokerage in Michigan Draws Complaints

DETROIT, MICHIGAN - Jan. 11, 2011 - Since Jan. 1 of this year, LogistiCare has been managing operations of the State Medicaid funded non-emergency medical transportation (NEMT) program in Wayne, Oakland, and Macomb Counties of the Detroit Metro area. LogistiCare in turn contracts the work out to NEMT providers and taxi companies. There has been numerous complaints about clients not being picked up for their trips to essential medical therapies such as dialysis. The problems appear to be centered around the cab service. The Michigan Department of Community Health stated that the problems were isolated and that LogistiCare was working to address the them. Despite these assurances, continued reports of service issues has prompted Gov. Rick Snyder to review the company's performance. See: Gov. Rick Snyder Promices LogistiCare Review (MyFoxDetroit) for whole story. LogistiCare manages NEMT services in several markets throughout the United States. See the LogistiCare Michigan Facility Network for more information.

January 5, 2011

Paratransit Provider: HARTPlus

TAMPA, FLORIDA - HARTPlus is the paratransit division of the Hillsborough Area Regional Transit Authority serving the public transportation needs of seniors and the disabled in Tampa, Florida. The following video shows a HARTPlus rider, Debbie Godwin as she utilizes the service. You can learn more about her experience and others with disabilities who ride HARTPlus on it's Meet Some of Your Neighbors Riding HART! page.

January 4, 2011

Non Profit Spotlight: Maui Economic Opportunity (MEO)

HAWAII - Maui Economic Opportunity (MEO) is a non-profit agency offering a wide variety of community programs and services in the County of Maui, Hawaii including wheelchair transportation for seniors and disabled. The Transportation Services division of MEO was started in 1966 by Joe M. Souki, who would later go on to be elected to the Hawaii State Legislature House of Representatives. In recent years another State House Representative, Bob Nakasone would be instrumental in acquiring funding to purchase land for a much needed new transportation facility for MEO. Unfortunately, with Mr. Nakasone's passing in 2008 there was a void in the kind of leadership necessary to further champion the cause at the state level. As shown in the following video, more funding is needed to develop the new transportation facility.



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