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NMSS Joins Coalition For Improved Public Transportation

People with multiple sclerosis invariably cite transportation as one of their most urgent problems. Without adequate transportation, many are unable to get to jobs, shop for necessities or just get out and enjoy life.

Recently the National Multiple Sclerosis Society joined a new organization which focuses on public transportation, "America's Coalition for Transit Now." Its objective: to secure major increases in federal funding for all aspects of public transit.

Transit NOW's membership includes some 100 organizations representing transit, consumer, business, industry and environmental interests. Our involvement--and that of a handful of other leading health organizations--will help ensure that the needs of people with disabilities are incorporated into the coalition's agenda and proposals.

Funded by the American Public Transit Association, the group focuses on two broad areas: public education and legislative advocacy. This year its energies will go toward informing the public and policy-makers about the role transit can play in addressing problems of mobility, employment, economic development and more. While the Americans with Disabilities Act outlined requirements for accommodations for people with disabilities in public transit, substantial resources will be needed to realize full accessibility. All of our strong efforts are needed in the year to come.
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Title Annotation:includes information on clinical research legislation; National Multiple Sclerosis Society, America's Coalition for Transit Now
Author:Losow, Michael
Publication:Inside MS
Article Type:column
Date:Sep 22, 1990
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