[nabs-l] transportation in your area

sarah.jevnikar at utoronto.ca sarah.jevnikar at utoronto.ca
Mon Jun 1 15:24:30 UTC 2009


Hi,
Are there taxis in your area? They can be expensive, but if it's just  
for emergencies or as a failsafe then they're well worth it.



Quoting Sarah Alawami <marrie12 at gmail.com>:

> Where I live the nearist bustop  is about 3 miles away and pera transit
> won't pick me up because of that. Ok. I am on a standby list and most of the
> time I don't get a ride from them. That's fine as I have alternative ways of
> getting around, like my parents, but what if I needed to go to the doctors
> and my arrents and pera stranded and the buss system are not avilable? I am
> not walking 3 miles to a bus stop even though I know I can.
>
> -----Original Message-----
> From: nabs-l-bounces at nfbnet.org [mailto:nabs-l-bounces at nfbnet.org] On Behalf
> Of Ashley Bramlett
> Sent: Friday, May 22, 2009 1:22 PM
> To: National Association of Blind Students mailing list
> Subject: [nabs-l] transportation in your area
>
> Hi all,
> Let's have a more productive topic than rehashing ACB/NFB frictions.  I've
> got one.
>
> How is the transportation in your area?  Say where you go to school as that
> makes a difference.  If you're in a metropolitian area its probably decent.
>
> How about near your home?  If you have transportation, is it adaquate? Are
> bus drivers accomodating by calling out bus stops upon request?  Are they
> helpful in giving directions to find seats if you want it?
>
> For me, its pretty decent at school.  I'm near DC, in northern va.  When I
> attended the large state school George Mason University, GMU was great.  The
> CUE bus came to GMU and went around the city and to the Vienna metro.  Metro
> Buses were just across the street from the college.
> At Marymount in Arlington, the school shuttle bus went to Ballston metro.
> That's our subway.  From there you could take the metro, get Art(arlington)
> buses, many metro buses, or walk to many shops and restaurants.  Ruby
> Tuesday, IHOP, a pizza place, and Chevy's were just a few accessible.
> At home there are not sidewalks and metro buses are not accessible to us.
> So I have not done much public transit travel.  I did some on mobility and
> when I lived at MU since I had access to them.
>
> In my limited experience, metro is good.  Other customers are friendly and
> happily answer my questions as to what line to go on as there is no
> accessible way to know you're in front of an orange or blue train; they
> share the same track.  Drivers announce stops on buses although many now
> have talking systems announcing major stops automatically.
> On a crowded bus or subway as I'm departing its helpful that most of the
> riders move out of the way so I can have a clear path and exit before the
> door closes.  Especially on metro rail, subway, you have a limited time to
> exit until the door shuts and you miss your stop.
> On metro rail drivers announce stops, but if I can't hear them due to low
> voice or something, I count stops or ask fellow passengers.
>
> Metro service is better during the day time as with all public transit
> services.  On weekends its infrequent.  Some lines do not run and others
> only run a bus once an hour.
>
> So those are my thoughts.
> Ashley
>
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