Title Abstract
TCRP Research Results Digest 107
Developing Partnerships Between Transportation Agencies and the Disability and Underrepresented Communities

April 2013

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This digest presents the results of TCRP Project H-44, “Developing Partnerships between Transportation Agencies and the Disability and Underrepresented Communities.” The research was undertaken to provide practitioners with a resource guide and best practices for developing productive relationships with the disability and underrepresented groups.

ADA Essentials for Transit Board Members: Fundamentals of the Americans with Disabilities Act and Transit Public Policy

Easter Seals Project ACTION; Easter Seals Disability Services, American Public Transportation Association (APTA)

Easter Seals Project ACTION and the American Public Transportation Association have developed this handbook, ADA Essentials for Transit Board Members, as a resource guide on the history of the Americans with Disabilities Act, the basic requirements of the ADA law as it pertains to public transit operations, and how the ADA is implemented locally by public transportation systems.

Disability Etiquette-Tips on Interacting with People with Disabilities

Cohen, Judy; Eastern Paralyzed Veterans Association

You don’t have to feel awkward when dealing with a person who has a disability. This booklet provides some basic tips for you to follow.

Enforcing the ADA: Looking Back on a Decade of Progress: A Special Tenth Anniversary Status Report from the Department of Justice

U.S. Department of Justice Civil Rights Division Disability Rights Division; 2000

This is a special edition commemorating the tenth anniversary of the enactment of the ADA.

Competencies for the Practice of Travel Instruction and Travel Training w/ CD Accompaniment

Easter Seals Project Action; 2004

Many people who are eligible for paratransit could also use fixed route service if they received travel instruction. Travel instruction or travel training is intensive training that gives people with disabilities the skills required to travel safely on fixed-route public transportation.

Determining ADA Paratransit Eligibility: An Approach, Guidance and Training Materials

Easter Seals Project Action

This report provides sample materials and guidance that can be used to implement an ADA paratransit eligibility process that uses in-person interviews and functional assessments.


You Can Ride (CD Accompaniment)

Easter Seals Project Action

A pictorial guide to successful bus travel, designed for people who cannot read or do not use English. Depicts everything from planning a trip to exiting a bus on fixed routes and paratransit systems. Includes audio CD.

Guide to Assistance Dog Laws: First Edition

Assistance Dogs International 2005

This booklet is designed to provide information about the rights of people with disabilities who use Assistance Dogs.

The Road to Compliance for Special Needs Drivers: Discussion Guide and Trainer’s Manual

Burns, Peggy A., Esquire

This video training program will provide the foundation for the essential functions performed by drivers of students with disabilities. Discussion guide and driver handout included.

TCRP Synthesis 65: Transit Agency Participation in Medicaid Transportation Programs

Transit Cooperative Research Program; Federal Transit Administration

TCRP requested this synthesis to examine the tasks necessary for a successful public transit—NEMT (Non-Emergency Medical Transportation) partnership. This review is conducted to assist transit agencies in exploring opportunities to coordinate services with NEMT programs.

Innovative Practices in Paratransit Services

Easter Seals Project ACTION; 2002

This report is designed for transit and paratransit providers and people with disabilities and agencies that serve them. it is a  resource that can assist in having more efficient and productive paratransit operations.