HAMMOND | A last-minute deal brokered by the Northwestern Indiana Regional Planning Commission will allow Triple A Express to continue serving the Regional Bus Authority’s complementary paratransit riders, at least through the month of July.
MERRILLVILLE | Former Lake County Sheriff Roy Dominguez has joined the volunteer board of directors for Everybody Counts, a local nonprofit agency which advocates for the rights of people with disabilities.
Surviving area transit agencies and other groups are striving to fill the gap in bus services for people with disabilities that will occur when easygo Lake Transit buses stop running at the end of this month.
The services the Regional Bus Authority provides mean more than preserving her independence, Lena Daron said.
The disability rights group Everybody Counts will be doing a live webcast of the next meeting of the Northwest Indiana Regional Bus Authority.
Two local bus agencies are the only transportation agencies in Indiana to win a prestigious grant from Easter Seals to conduct two days of training on how to improve services for people with disabilities.
The Northwest Indiana Regional Bus Authority will sponsor a three-day orientation and training session in May that will be the first step in forming a Council on Accessible Transportation to improve paratransit and other services provided by the RBA.
Disability rights advocate Raymond Fletcher will become a Northwest Indiana Regional Bus Authority director, but an order of protection against him sought by the agency's office manager remains in place.
VALPARAISO | The public will get a chance to comment on the caliber of the public transit being provided in Porter County from 10:30 a.m. to noon Dec. 6 at the Porter County United Way office, 951 Eastport Centre Drive.
Unfortunately, the Times' recent editorial regarding the potential shutdown of the Northwest Indiana Regional Bus Service blurred the facts substantially.
Gary Public Transportation Corp. and East Chicago Transit will move forward next week with forming local citizens councils to increase access for the handicapped and elderly.
MERRILLVILLE | The Northwest Indiana Regional Bus Authority voted Monday to cut back on its expansion of the former Hammond Transit, eliminating its route to Crown Point and eliminating extra rush-hour service on two routes Sept. 30.
A lawyer for the advocacy group Everybody Counts on Monday laid out a one-month road map for the Northwest Indiana Regional Bus Authority if it wants to avoid returning to court over a 2006 federal court order to comply with the Americans with Disabilities Act.
The disability-rights group Everybody Counts and the Northwest Indiana Regional Bus Authority soon may be facing off in court again, unless a last-ditch July 7 meeting can set things right.
The Northwest Indiana Regional Bus Authority is on a collision course with the disability-rights group Everybody Counts, which four years ago won a landmark consent decree against Northwest Indiana bus providers in federal court.
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