American Public Transportation Association 1666 K Street, NW Suite 1100 , Washington DC , 20006 http://www.apta.com
APTA is the leading force in advancing public transportation.
APTA members are public organizations that are engaged in the areas of bus, paratransit, light rail, commuter rail, subways, waterborne passenger services, and high-speed rail. Members also include large and small companies who plan, design, construct, finance, supply, and operate bus and rail services worldwide. Government agencies, metropolitan planning organizations, state departments of transportation, academic institutions, and trade publications are also part of our membership.
EASY ACCESS TRAVEL is dedicated to meeting the special needs of disabled and mature travelers. Our goal is to research our clients’ vacation choices and to provide them with the necessary information to make their trip enjoyable and rewarding. We achieve this by trying to eliminate “surprises” and informing our clients of the situations they may encounter.
Metro is also the primary funding source for Access Services Incorporated, the federally-required ADA paratransit service. This service is offered to individuals whose disabilities prevent them from independently using regular bus or rail service. It is comparable to fixed-route service and offers 24-hours-a-day curb-to-curb service.
ACCESS is OCTA's shared-ride service for people who are unable to use the regular, fixed-route bus service because of functional limitations caused by a disability. These passengers must be certified by OCTA to use the ACCESS system by meeting the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) eligibility criteria.