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Transportation

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Transportation is very important for people with disabilities. The disability rights movement formed around the need for transportation in July of 1978, when nineteen disabled activists held a public transit bus “hostage” on the corner of Broadway and Colfax in Denver, Colorado. ADAPT eventually mushroomed into the nation’s first grassroots, disability rights, and activist organization.

Today, transportation services are much more accessible. All busses in all cities have lifts. People with disabilities can ride Greyhound or related over the road carriers, and Amtrak without asking for permission ahead of time (though we still advise advanced ticket purchases). We still must continually monitor and address transportation to make sure there is no discrimination and to keep our access rights. For example CCDC has had to work to assure that wheelchair securement areas on local busses are made available for people with mobility aids.


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