Trends from the @ePolicyWorks Twitter Chat

On February 1, 2016 ePolicyWorks hosted its inaugural Twitter Chat on accessible transportation. Participants joined a real-time, interactive discussion on the current state of accessible transportation, shared accessible transportation experiences and provided insights on what improvements must be made.

For a full recap of our ePolicyWorks Accessible Transportation Twitter Chat from February 1st visit: https://storify.com/ePolicyWorks/accessible-transportation-twitter-chat-epwchat.

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Breaking Down Employment Barriers with Accessible Transportation Innovation

Hosted by the U.S. Department of Labor’s Office of Disability Employment Policy (ODEP) and the U.S. Department of Transportation's Accessible Transportation Technologies Research Initiative (ATTRI), this online dialogue is focused on gathering insight and ideas for the future generation of accessible transportation solutions, including connected and automated vehicles, to further develop and enhance transportation options as an effective employment support for people with disabilities.

Please keep the following trending topics from our recent twitter chat in mind as you submit your ideas or comment and vote on ideas submitted by others below.

We invite you to post ideas to this online dialogue on what new technologies should be developed in response to these issues? and what existing (or new) APIs, Open Source code and other accessible data sets could be used/are needed to create new transformative accessible transportation applications to deal with these issues?

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Topic: On-Demand Operations

ACCES-VR Manager, Legislative & Community Affairs

Transportation & Employment: The ADA transportation language/regulationas should be amended to increase the paratransit service area from 1 mile on either side of a fixed route service to a 10 mile corridor. Nationwide the efficacy and outcomes for supported employment can be significantly enhanced through partnerships between urban and rural transit authorities, state vocational rehabilitation agencies, state departments ...more »

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Penalties for late service

My local paratransit has been sued several times for substandard service. One of the results of that is that the cost of the ride is refunded if the ride is late. The penalty is the same whether the ride is 5 minutes or two hours late. One of the downsides to this is that, if a ride is already late, the client will be left further behind as the dispatcher gives priority to riders who can still be picked up on time, minimizing ...more »

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Topic: Virtual Concierge Travel Assistance

ICT Enhanced Transportation can Improve Employment Opportunities

For people with disabilities lack of reliable and accessible public transportation can severely diminish an individual’s ability to obtain employment. The unpredictability of transit arrival and hence, employee arrival times, can negatively influence employers’ perceptions of people with disabilities’ attendance and punctuality. For instance, The Interim Report produced by the Advisory Committee on Increasing Competitive ...more »

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