MARTA is taking steps to reduce the number of clients who receive free door-to-door service in an effort to curb the program’s costs as the number of eligible riders has risen 46% in a five-year period.
By Guest Columnist SALLY FLOCKS, president and CEO of PEDS, Pedestrians Educating Drivers on Safety
Wheelchair users recently sued the City of Atlanta for failing to maintain sidewalks that are equally accessible to people with disabilities. The condition of Atlanta’s sidewalks is deplorable, and a class-action lawsuit for violating the Americans with Disabilities Act has been a long time coming.
Years after the city inventoried millions of dollars in sidewalks and ramps that need work, plenty of obstacles still stand between Atlanta and accessibility.