Persons with disabilities can achieve greater freedom when they have full access to a variety of transit modes. Expanded access allows mobility and independence in their daily lives. But this can only be achieved when the pathways to transit – the infrastructure and conditions in the built environment – allow full access to transit stops, stations, and vehicles.
All approach this work expansively, and with an understanding that
1) to best serve their consumers with disabilities, they need to think about many aspects of the trip – not just what happens once a passenger boards a vehicle;
2) improvements that are made have the power to enable consumers with disabilities to live their lives independently, and as fully engaged as possible; and
3) improvements in pathways to transit help all consumers.