[nabs-l] transportation in your area

Rania raniaismail04 at gmail.com
Mon Jun 1 22:28:36 UTC 2009


para transit in my ariea doesn't charge to take me to doctors appointments 
or physical therapy wich I am currently going threw.
Rania,
----- Original Message ----- 
From: "Sarah Alawami" <marrie12 at gmail.com>
To: "'National Association of Blind Students mailing list'" 
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Sent: Monday, June 01, 2009 5:38 PM
Subject: Re: [nabs-l] transportation in your area


> Yeah but as you state they are expencive  and I might have to start going 
> to
> the  doctors and, hopefully not, physical therapy again. I wish Pera
> stransit were not like this.I have some horrer stories I could tell you
> about them.
>
> -----Original Message-----
> From: nabs-l-bounces at nfbnet.org [mailto:nabs-l-bounces at nfbnet.org] On 
> Behalf
> Of sarah.jevnikar at utoronto.ca
> Sent: Monday, June 01, 2009 8:25 AM
> To: nabs-l at nfbnet.org
> Subject: Re: [nabs-l] transportation in your area
>
> 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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