One of the bright spots in the otherwise dispiriting realities brought on by COVID-19 is the drop in worldwide air pollution, which is good news for the fight against climate change. However, this pollution drop is only temporary while different coronavirus hotspots shut down to decrease the spread of the virus. Scientists are scrambling to determine what COVID-19 could mean for the earth’s future.
To serve the community of individuals with disabilities, many state and local governments and some private companies have established paratransit transportation options. Paratransit transportation is meant to supplement public fixed-route bus and rail systems for individuals with severe impairments. From a taxi-like service to a semi-defined route, paratransit services often have varying levels of flexibility.
An accessible world is crucial for people of all abilities to work, live, and play. However, even in the most progressive cities, people with disabilities struggle to live their lives, which only gets worse in the suburbs and rural areas.