As time passes, choices in transportation methods increase for individuals with disabilities. Drivers with disabilities can rent cars and vans with hand controls and wheelchair lifts. Fixed route systems, paratransit, and commuter system are more accessible today than ever. Travelers with disabilities can choose planes, trains, and automobiles in deciding the preferred mode for business or pleasure.
Even though there are more opportunities today, it does not mean that the various methods of travel do not need improving. Strong vigilance and active participation in transportation systems are needed in order to improve and expand transportation opportunities for individuals with disabilities. Transportation is a key factor in advancing the independence of people with disabilities and UCP is committed to advocating for accessible transportation for all people.