EDUCATIONAL CAMPAIGN ON ACCESSIBLE PUBLIC TRANSPORTATION
To commemorate the ADA’s 25th anniversary, Pace will conduct an educational campaign highlighting how accessible public transportation has become in the last 25 years. Pace will showcase accessible service features (lifts/ramps/kneeling buses, audio & visual announcements, mobility device securements, priority seating, travel training workshops, etc.) and how public transportation facilitates inclusion, employment, education and independence for all. Messages may also include helpful tips for other passengers (e.g. pay attention to priority seating designations, do not pet service dogs, etc.). These messages will be delivered through on board print and audio ads, social media posts, website & newsletter coverage, and print materials at the dozens of events Pace will attend this year. Pace will develop campaign messaging points in coordination with its ADA Advisory Committees and Director Karen Tamley, Pace Board Member and Commissioner of the Mayor’s Office for People with Disabilities. Pace will also partner with the RTA and other local transit agencies to sponsor and participate in the Disability Pride Parade.
Pace is the premier suburban transit provider, moving tens of thousands of daily riders to work, school and more both safely and efficiently. Pace is proud to serve people with disabilities in Northeastern Illinois via accessible fixed route bus, ADA paratransit, and accessible vanpool services. Visit PaceBus.com for more information.