Jane Stubbs 
Member since Sep 21, 2011

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Re: “"I know I am not supposed to be out after midnight because after midnight us wheelchair people will bite you and give you wheelchair"

@SV: First off, Paratransit stops at midnight, which brings us back to the title of this post (scroll up if you need to read it a few more times to get the point).

And no, actually "this whole article" is not "unfair" (what, are you 12?). Paratransit is a specific, limited, more expensive service especially for individuals who, according to the NORTA website, "may have a temporary or permanent disability that prevents them from using the standard RTA system." People in wheelchairs are not necessarily unable to use the standard RTA system; they're unable to ride on the St. Charles Streetcar line specifically. And, if you would have bothered to read the "unfair" article, you'd know that this problem would be easily remedied by replacing just a few of the St. Charles streetcars with the newer red ones (which are accessible).

By the way, you have to schedule paratransit in advance, there's no set schedule, and your ride could take "up to 90 minutes." Oh, and your friends can't ride with you, because THEY can get on the streetcar. I don't know about you, but I think that sounds like a delightful (not to mention easy!) end to a night out.

Posted by Jane Stubbs on 09/21/2011 at 11:56 AM

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