It is hard to imagine a life where you can’t simply leave whenever you want or go wherever you please, but many people face that challenge every day. The amount of days people with disabilities leave their home a week is significantly lower than the amount of days the non disabled leave home.
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There are hundreds of thousands of Paratransit users in the United States, but the system is still flawed. The estimated wait time can be longer than they say, and customer send complaints to RTC regarding drivers and their experiences while using Paratransit.
A program as large as RTC Access and Paratransit should be more user friendly, reliable, and enjoyable. Because of the procedures adopted by RTC, I believe newer companies will be the next generation of transportation for those with disabilities.
I hope these simple statistics help illustrate how inefficient (and unfair) our current transportation system is for those with disabilities.
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