What are my options for off-campus accessible transportation?
At some point while in the United States you will want to go somewhere off-campus on your own. Public transportation is a great way to increase independent mobility off-campus. If a public bus is not accessible, communities are required to offer an accessible alternative. Many cities will have information about accessible public transportation and what is commonly called “para-transport” service that picks people up at their homes in an accessible van or automobile and takes them to their desired destination. Both public and para transportation are usually affordable and have discounts for students and people with disabilities. Also, if private business, such as a hotel, has a shuttle but it is not accessible, they must arrange and pay for accessible transportation equal to the shuttle. Easter Seals: Project Action provides technical assistance for finding accessible transportation. You may want to explore the option of buying your own car while in the U.S. Cars and vans adapted for pe