With 1 in 4 Americans currently living with a disability, operational and technological advances are sorely needed if agencies are to provide high-quality, truly equitable paratransit to all who need it.
Thankfully, innovative providers across the country are implementing field-tested technological solutions to the persistent challenges of operating accessible transit. One option for the modern paratransit provider utilizing new technology comes in the form of ‘commingling’ — or the operation of paratransit in conjunction with other demand-responsive transit modes, such as microtransit.
Commingling can have tremendous benefits for administrators, operators, and riders — bringing paratransit into the mainstream of public transportation. Read on for the latest in accessible transit innovation.