02/12/2019

 


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  MTI research assesses mobility and equity for low-income seniors

From Metro:

Mineta Transportation Institute (MTI) researchers, Drs. Anastasia Loukaitou-Sideris and Martin Wachs, explore the travel patterns, needs, and mobility challenges faced by diverse low-income, inner-city older adults in Los Angeles to identify solutions.

Seniors are the fastest-growing segment of the U.S. population, but our cities are not planned with them in mind.


Seniors are the fastest-growing segment of the U.S. population, but our cities are not planned with them in mind.

With research in collaboration with the American Association of Retired Persons (AARP), the report "Transportation for an Aging Population: Assessing Mobility and Equity for Low-Income Seniors," draws on existing research, existing policies geared toward older adult mobility, and the findings from an empirical study and 81 seniors residing in and around Los Angeles' inner-city.

Los Angeles provides a unique topography, geography, and history that all contribute to the challenges of aging-in-place. Urban sprawl, in addition to its notorious traffic and hazardous sidewalks, create obstacles for the low-income, aging to obtain the necessary services or facilities they require.

"By turning the knowledge of these findings into action cities can develop ‘age-friendly' initiatives, and in turn support older adults in enjoying the highest quality of life," Dr. Wachs.

As physical mobility declines with age, it is no wonder that high-quality transportation is one of eight essential elements of age-friendly cities, according to the World Health Organization. However, despite transportation systems having........   READ MORE >

 
   
  DC Trails joins IMG network


 

The International Motorcoach Group (IMG) has welcomed DC Trails of Lorton, Virginia to its network.

"Bill Torres and his team are excited about becoming part of the IMG network and the tools we can bring to their business. IMG is equally as pleased to have DC Trails as our newest member company," said IMG President Bronwyn Wilson.

DC Trails was founded in 2001 with a mission to provide accurate and timely transportation service for their customers in a safe, efficient, and professional manner.

 

Since their inception, DC Trails has grown to a fleet of over 65 motorcoaches that provide charter services, Hop-on-Hop-Off Washington DC tours, and daily route services from the Washington D.C. region to New York City.

Since their inception, DC Trails has grown to a fleet of over 65 motorcoaches that provide charter services, Hop-on-Hop-Off Washington DC tours, and daily route services from the Washington D.C. region to New York City........    READ MORE >

 
  Minnesota Man Charged With Attempted Murder for Shooting at School Bus

From School Bus Fleet:

MINNEAPOLIS - A man who allegedly shot at a school bus and wounded the bus driver following a minor traffic incident was charged with attempted murder on Thursday. 

Kenneth Lilly, 31, was charged with attempted second-degree murder and second-degree assault, according to a news release from the Hennepin County Attorney's Office.

"The actions of Mr. Lilly were outrageous and it was sheer luck that neither the bus driver nor the little girl were killed," said Hennepin County Attorney Mike Freeman. "Minneapolis police are continuing their investigation and if we can add aggravating circumstances for a longer sentence, should we prove him guilty, we will do so."

According to the criminal complaint, just after 2 p.m. on Feb. 5, Minneapolis police were called to a shooting on Interstate 35W near Chicago Ave. and the split with Interstate 94, according to the attorney's office. Lilly was in his security guard uniform and the bus driver was taken by ambulance for a wound to his left arm and graze wound of his head.

According to the criminal complaint, just after 2 p.m. on Feb. 5, Minneapolis police were called to a shooting on Interstate 35W near Chicago Ave. and the split with Interstate 94, according to the attorney's office. Lilly was in his security guard uniform and the bus driver was taken by ambulance for a wound to his left arm and graze wound of his head.

Minneapolis Police Chief Medaria Arradondo told CNN that the bus driver is expected to survive, and that an 8-year-old student who was on the bus at the time was not hurt.

The complaint states that the bus driver was attempting to merge onto the interstate in inclement weather when the bus apparently scraped Lilly's black sedan, according to the attorney's office. The bus driver said he was unaware he had hit anything, but there was some paint from the bus on the car.

Near the interstate split, Lilly stopped his car in the lane of traffic, got out, and walked toward the bus. A truck between the two vehicles pulled into the next lane and left. Lilly kept walking until he got to the passenger door of the bus and........ READ MORE >

 



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