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TRANSPORTATION

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"Man is the animal that intends to shoot himself into interplanetary
space, after having given up on the problem of an efficient way to
get himself five miles to work and back each day..."

-Bill Vaughan

Welcome to CyberCIL's page on Transportation!! On this and the following pages we will be providing you with tips on riding the Bus, accessible transportation, riding the new light rail system, acquiring alternate transportation - and much more. The facilitator's photo, bio and contact information will be posted soon - so check back often!!



Night Rescue Program

Laminated cards detailing the Night Rescue Program are now available! These durable cards are about the size of business cards and are designed to fit in a wallet or purse so those who may need the program will have the info readily available. Anyone may request Night Rescue cards, including case managers or group facilitators. To make this request, simply reply to this email or contact Donna Powers at 480-222-4134.


Night Rescue Program
Coordinated by:

  • LIFE, Inc.
  • Phoenix Fire Department
  • Phoenix Mayor's Commission on Disability Issues
  • Super Shuttle
  • Total Transit

The Night Rescue program is designed to provide an emergency trip home for wheelchair users who may become stranded after accessible transportation's normal business hours. Depending upon location and destination, the hours of accessible service may vary. Plans should always include traditional transportation options such as the bus Dial-A-Ride or shuttle services whenever possible.

The night rescue program is available between 8:00 p.m. and 6:00 a.m. seven days a week for emergency use.

To activate the Night Rescue program, a call is placed to the Phoenix Fire Department non-emergency phone number (602-495-5555). The call will be connected to one of the transportation partners, Super Shuttle or Total Transit. They will then dispatch an accessible vehicle to arrive within one hour. The cost of this service is $40.00 and billing is available.

For further information please contact Donna Powers at LIFE, Inc., 480-222-4134 or dpowers@lifeaz.org



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ACCESS TO TRANSIT FOR ALL

Come discuss how to improve access to public transit at the 2007 National Youth Transit Talk. The Talk will be held July 27-28, 2007 in Washington, DC. Young leaders with disabilities will have a chance to network with national leaders and public officials, and other active young leaders from across the country.

Goals

This Talk is part of an ongoing effort to bring together transit system providers and the disability community. Adding Young voices to our talks gives youth a chance to share their experience and ideas on how to improve access to public transit. Transit system providers include bus, motor coaches, paratransit, rail and taxis. Young Leaders will

Discover how to work within your community.
Find out how to identify and resolve local transit issues.
Learn transit rules under the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA).
Share ideas for improving access to public transit.
Network with past and future leaders from across the country.

Who Can Attend?

Forty young leaders with disabilities, ages 16 to 28
Youth who have an interest in improving access to public transit

Covered Costs

Airfare, hotel lodgings and meals

How to apply?
The completed request must include:

Complete and signed request form.
Answer the four questions.
Request form and answers must be received by March 1, 2007.
To download and print the Talk request form choose format:
Word document or pdf

PLEASE NOTE:

Your full request includes a complete request form and your answers to the four questions. Your name must be clearly written on each page of your request. You may submit your request in other formats such as audio, video, etc. If you need help with your request please call Bill at (866) 496-1001 or (510) 841-4776 ext. 126.

Requests must be received by March 1, 2007
Young Leaders will be chosen and notified by April 15, 2007

For help, please contact:
Bill or Rory
Email: youthtalk@cilberkeley.org
Phone: (866) 496-1001 or (510) 841-4776 ext. 126

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