January 4, 2012
NEWS: Las Vegas RTC Paratransit Rider Not Eligible to Use Power Wheelchair
LAS VEGAS, NEVADA - November 29, 2011 - A RTC Paratransit user expresses frustration over the refusal of the RTC (Regional Transportation Commission of Southern Nevada) to allow her to use the Paratransit Service when she is in her electric power wheelchair. She is eligible to ride Paratransit, but only as an ambulatory passenger. The RTC said that, based upon their assessment of her driving skills in her power chair, she should be able to access a wheelchair accessible fixed-route transit bus. The woman has appealed the RTC decision.
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