Public Transit And Accessibility
State lawmakers reversed a provision in the new transportation budget that would have changed handicap-accessible signs to show a more dynamic character.
Instead of sitting upright, the character would quote “lean forward with a sense of movement.” Legislators said it was the international symbol of access but the federal highway administration warned Ohio would risk losing federal funding if they implemented it.
Among all this, though, is a broader question: how is the state, and the city, doing in providing actual transportation access for those that are disabled?
Today on All Sides, the state of public transportation access for people who are disabled.
- Mark Seifarth, Chair, Ohio Developmental Disabilities Council
- Andrew Marcum, Adjunct Professor, Disability Studies, City University of New York, Program Coordinator, Center for Self Advocacy
- Amy Hockman, Director of Mobility Services, Central Ohio Transit Authority