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Paratransit is recognized in North America as special transportation services for people with disabilities, often provided as a supplement to fixed-route bus and rail systems by public transit agencies. [1]

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The Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990 (ADA) is a law that was enacted by the U.S. Congress in 1990.

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Auckland, in the North Island of New Zealand, is the largest and most populous urban area in the country.

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Baby boomers are people born during the demographic post–World War II baby boom approximately between the years 1946 and 1964.

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The Code of Federal Regulations (CFR) is the codification of the general and permanent rules and regulations (sometimes called administrative law) published in the Federal Register by the executive departments and agencies of the federal government of the United States.

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Demand Responsive Transport or Demand-Responsive Transit (DRT) or Demand Responsive Service US National Transit Database or Dial-a-ride or Flexible Transport Services.

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A developing country, also called a less developed country or underdeveloped country, is a nation with an underdeveloped industrial base, and a low Human Development Index (HDI) relative to other countries.

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Digital mobile radio (DMR) is an open digital mobile radio standard defined in the European Telecommunications Standards Institute (ETSI) Standard TS 102 361 parts 1–4 and used in commercial products around the world.

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Francis Eric Knight Britton is an American political scientist and sustainability activist who has lived and worked in Paris, France since 1969.

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The Federal Transit Administration (FTA) is an agency within the United States Department of Transportation (DOT) that provides financial and technical assistance to local public transportation systems.

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First Transit is a United States based subsidiary of FirstGroup.

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The Global Positioning System (GPS) is a space-based navigation system that provides location and time information in all weather conditions, anywhere on or near the Earth where there is an unobstructed line of sight to four or more GPS satellites.

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The Government Accountability Office (GAO) is a government agency that provides auditing, evaluation, and investigative services for the United States Congress.

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Hong Kong, traditionally Hongkong, officially known as Hong Kong Special Administrative Region of the People's Republic of China, is a Special Administrative Region (SAR) on the southern coast of China at the Pearl River Estuary and the South China Sea.

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Intelligent transportation systems (ITS) are advanced applications which, without embodying intelligence as such, aim to provide innovative services relating to different modes of transport and traffic management and enable various users to be better informed and make safer, more coordinated, and 'smarter' use of transport networks.

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Interactive voice response (IVR) is a technology that allows a computer to interact with humans through the use of voice and DTMF tones input via keypad.

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King County Metro, or Metro for short, is the public transit authority of King County, Washington, a division of the King County Department of Transportation.

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London Dial-a-Ride run by Transport for London (TfL) is a door-to-door transport service for people with a permanent or long term disability or health problem who are unable, or virtually unable to use public transport.

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The Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transportation Authority (branded as Metro; formerly branded as MTA or LACMTA) is the public transportation operating agency for the County of Los Angeles formed in 1993 out of a merger of the Southern California Rapid Transit District and the Los Angeles County Transportation Commission.

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The Maryland Transit Administration (MTA) is a state-operated mass transit administration in Maryland, and is part of the Maryland Department of Transportation.

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The Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority, often referred to as the MBTA or The T, is the public operator of most bus, subway, commuter rail, and ferry routes in the greater Boston, Massachusetts area.

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Metro Magazine (ISSN 1098-0083) is a trade magazine for bus and rail transit and motorcoach operators, published in the United States since 1904, taking its current name in 1975.

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MetroAccess Paratransit VehiclerightMetroAccess is a shared ride public transportation service for individuals in the Washington DC Metropolitan Area who are unable to use fixed-route public transit due to disability.

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A minibus, microbus, or minicoach is a passenger carrying motor vehicle that is designed to carry more people than a multi-purpose vehicle or minivan, but fewer people than a full-size bus.

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A mobile data terminal (MDT) or mobile digital computer (MDC) is a computerized device used in public transit vehicles, taxicabs, courier vehicles, service trucks, commercial trucking fleets, military logistics, fishing fleets, warehouse inventory control, and emergency vehicles, such as police cars, to communicate with a central dispatch office.

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A mobility scooter is a mobility aid equivalent to a wheelchair but configured like a motorscooter.

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MV Transportation, Inc., based in Dallas, Texas., is the largest private provider of paratransit services and the largest privately owned transportation contracting firm in the United States.

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New Mobility, launched in 1989, is a United States-based magazine for active wheelchair users.

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The New York City Transit Authority (also known as NYCTA or The TA, and branded as MTA New York City Transit) is a public authority in the U.S. state of New York that operates public transportation in New York City.

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North America is a continent wholly within the Northern Hemisphere and almost wholly within the Western Hemisphere.

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Paratransit is recognized in North America as special transportation services for people with disabilities, often provided as a supplement to fixed-route bus and rail systems by public transit agencies.

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Rehabus (復康巴士) is a paratransit service operated by the Hong Kong Society for Rehabilitation and began service in 1978.

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Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, Pub.

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A share taxi is a mode of transport which falls between both taxicabs and buses.

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Shared transport is a term for describing a demand-driven vehicle-sharing arrangement, in which travelers share a vehicle either simultaneously (e.g. ride-sharing) or over time (e.g. carsharing or bike sharing), and in the process share the cost of the journey, thereby creating a hybrid between private vehicle use and mass or public transport.

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A taxicab, also known as a taxi or a cab, is a type of vehicle for hire with a driver, used by a single passenger or small group of passengers, often for a non-shared ride.

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A taxis (plural taxes, from the Ancient Greek τάξις, meaning "arrangement") is the movement of an organism in response to a stimulus such as light or the presence of food.

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Trapeze Software Inc., an operating company of Constellation Software Inc.

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In the United States, federal mandates are orders that induce "responsibility, action, procedure or anything else that is imposed by constitutional, administrative, executive, or judicial action" for state and local governments and/or the private sector.

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The United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland, commonly known as the United Kingdom (UK) or Britain, is a sovereign state in Europe.

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The United States of America (USA), commonly referred to as the United States (U.S.) or America, is a federal republic composed of 50 states, a federal district, five major territories and various possessions.

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The United States Department of Transportation (USDOT or DOT) is a federal Cabinet department of the U.S. government concerned with transportation.

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The Urban Institute is a Washington DC-based think tank that carries out economic and social policy research to "open minds, shape decisions, and offer solutions." The institute receives funding from government contracts, foundations and private donors.

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Veolia Transport (formerly Connex and CGEA Transport) was the international transport services division of the French based multinational company Veolia Environnement until the 2011 merger that gave rise to Veolia Transdev.

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The Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority (WMATA), commonly referred to as Metro, is a tri-jurisdictional government agency that operates transit service in the Washington Metropolitan Area.

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Washington, D.C., formally the District of Columbia and commonly referred to as "Washington", "the District", or simply "D.C.", is the capital of the United States.

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Wheel-Trans is a specialized accessible transit service in Toronto, Canada, provided by the Toronto Transit Commission (TTC).

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A wheelchair is a chair fitted with wheels.

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A wheelchair lift, also known as a platform lift, or vertical platform lift is a fully powered device designed to raise a wheelchair and its occupant in order to overcome a step or similar vertical barrier.

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[1] https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Paratransit

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