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Paratransit for mobility-impaired persons in developing regions: Starting up and scaling up

We hope our guide will assist practitioners in any country, but especially in less-wealthy countries, who wish to initiate or expand paratransit services that include persons with disabilities and seniors.

Case studies of paratransit services in New Delhi, Cape Town, Istanbul, Moscow, São Paulo, Kuala Lumpur, and rural France supplement topics ranging from service models and eligibility screening to funding sources, planning, equipment, staffing, training, promotion, and budgeting. Special sections on NGO and rural paratransit round out the publication. Fresh material is also under development for posting on our website for those who wish to go deeper into the topics introduced by the guide.

We hope you will pass this publication on to others in order to provide maximum coverage. Please note that the guide may be freely reproduced or translated for non-commercial purposes, provided that Access Exchange International is acknowledged as the source. We especially hope the guide will reach municipal agencies as well as entrepreneurs and NGOs who are considering ways to promote and expand paratransit services for persons with disabilities.

Your comments on our publication are welcome and we would love to hear from you if you feel this guide fills a need, if you plan to pass it on to others, or if you have suggestions to improve our guide in any future editions. This would also be an opportunity for you to send us news and photos about accessible transport in your country for our upcoming end-of-year newsletter, "Accessible Transportation Around the World."

With all best wishes,

Tom Rickert

Executive Director

Access ExchangeInternational

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When: 7/2/2014

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