friartuck: We have a good transit system here.
browser: my crutches slip a lot on the rubber stuff on the stairs, I hate that
HelloKit: Sorry I'm late, everyone... darn public transportation... ;o) just kidding
* Countrybo hasnt braved a bus via amigo again lol
Countrybo: oops yet]
jb: here there are hardly any fully accesible buses !!!!
Countrybo: looks easy though
judi: live in the boondocks, no public transportation
browser: nothing like doing a face plant in front of everyone that has to face your direction
HelloKit: Are we ready? (I'm not!)
friartuck: We have two accessible busses here.
Countrybo: we have a transit bus system in town that takes folks on a wheel chair lift all the time
jb: what is a boondock ????
Countrybo: its where i live
judi: uh, way out in the country
Countrybo: in da boondocks
elisabeth: countrybo, so do i, they really work hard
tractor: woods LOL
*** hanover9 has joined #Disabled
Mimi: we have accessible busses here, but they don't like me and I don't like them right back
tractor: Billy Joe Royal LOL
*** hanover9 has left irc (Leaving)
tractor: down in
BuBbAgUmP: I live in a fairly large city so the transportation is good here, but I have seen some of the busses and they do not look accessible.....What can I do about it?
*** Ellen has left irc (Ellen)
jb: have you tried dynamite ??
Countrybo: its cool here
HelloKit: What is the most accessible form of public transportation you have found in your area?
Mimi: a taxi
elisabeth: the buses
Mimi: cost me $15 today to get to the doctor's office
Countrybo: they p ick up folks on scooters and they loade em on the transit bus with the lift and they park in the aisle
HelloKit: Mimi: Can a taxi accomodate a wheelchair though?
browser: Project Lift , our disabled transit system has to limit the service to emergency kind of apointments
jb: There is'nt any really - not proper public transport
BuBbAgUmP: But not all just a few....Also we have a great van system here so it pretty kewl!
Countrybo: gee its only 2.00 a ride here and j/handicappers are half off i think 1.00
Countrybo: we live in a small town too
browser: $3 a ride here in kitchener canada
*** Wakko2 has joined #Disabled
elisabeth: i work in a university town, so they do really well here
BuBbAgUmP: Free here!
Mimi: no Carly but it accomodates epileptics and the busses that accomodate wheelchairs around here don't like epileptics
jb: here we are allowed out once a week with around 20 % reduction on an average fare of around £15.00
* HelloKit nods to Mimi.
Countrybo: well we live out of town so if i wanted a transit ride itd be like two ones so itd be 4.00 to ride to town and back
Wakko2: hi kit, mimi
Mimi: sorry...sore point :o)
Countrybo: but hey it costs almost that in my truck lol
elisabeth: mimi, why wouldn't they like epileptics
Mimi: hi wakko :o)
Countrybo: they are just afraid of em i bet
Mimi: because we dont count as people who need rides i guess, lisa
browser: what about lawsuits
jb: naw its cos they can't spell it
Mimi: the thing that gets me is lots of people in chairs can drive, but they still get to get on the bus and I dont
elisabeth: mimi, that is bad
browser: that isn't fair
BuBbAgUmP: It wouldn't do any good. The Local and state gov't would just tkae the side of the transit system
browser: do they refuse you
elisabeth: mimi, and i mean this, how do they single you out
Mimi: they just say that people with epileps;y don't qualify for the program
Wakko2: geez, i only used public trans once..
Countrybo: mimi just lucky lol
*** Raven_ has left #disabled
Mimi: lol yeah CB
Mimi: hi raven!
HelloKit: What happened to Daniel?
Mimi: hi pinged out
browser: ask for it in writting, maybe able to change their minds through the courts
Mimi: I will probably do that if I have to pay for too many taxi rides
Countrybo: heck what i dont understand is how come our hospitals dont have desent handicapper toilets in them with proper heights and rails and all geesh i go there and i amd helpless what witht he waxy slippery floors and low poorly planned toilets and then they keep the lights on all night too geee
Countrybo: thats public isnt it/
jb: why do you not want a light on in the toilet ???
browser: I wasn't allowed to take a motorcycle training course because I have spina bifida I agreed to sign a waver that they would not be held liable and they let me in, maybe you could do the same with the transit system
HelloKit: Has anyone ever tried a train-type transportation, such as the subway or a light rail?
Countrybo: no in the room lol
judi: none of those around here either
BuBbAgUmP: The Disabled services are not strict in my area. So many places are not accessible, unless we bit*h about it then will not do anything. So many times when I use my chair I will go to places just to see if they are accessible for the disabled. If I complian then maybe it will be better for the disabled!
* Countrybo keps gettin adds for acessabvle ship cruises
jb: no sub way - but fairly good trains
Countrybo: does subway do wheel chairs?
Mimi: I did in Paris...I can verify that it's not accessable AT ALL
browser: I phoned once, they said they would carry me in and take my chair and put it in the baggage section
Countrybo: must be tough gettin up and down subway stairs
browser: on the train that is
BuBbAgUmP: Amtrak trian here and thats it!!!
judi: hello elisabeth
elisabeth: thought i left
Mimi: we had to carry Felix's stroller up and down the longest stairways and escalaters you ever saw
elisabeth: hello judi
jb: what is a stroller ???
Countrybo: somethin you push a baby in
Mimi: what your baby travels in before he can wald
browser: I went on a subway in Toronto, everytime the subway pulled away from the stop my wheelchair slide back about 8 seats even with the brakes on
jb: ok thanks
*** friartuck has left #disabled
BuBbAgUmP: Like a wheelchair for a baby....4 small wheels and push handles
* Countrybo stays away from cities just gotta look out for
HelloKit: Where are you from, jb?
jb: Scotland - strong winds - tree on line - train crash - 4 hours just to get me off
Countrybo: wow jb
jb: nae loo either
elisabeth: tractor, you are being awful quiet
tractor: elisabeth where r u from?
HelloKit: For those who have ridden buses or trains, what did you like about them, and what could be improved?
Countrybo: well folks nice seein yall bed time here
*** Countrybo has left #disabled
*** nanc has joined #disabled
tractor: bye country
tractor: hi nanc
Mimi: hey nanc!!
Wakko2: y'all come bak, y'hear
judi: hi nanc
nanc: hi guys.. I was just checking in for circe.. I'll be back later I suppose..
nanc: thanks for the welcome..
*** nanc has left #disabled
BuBbAgUmP: I like the carpool and vanpool deal, saves the enviroment. Thats about all I like!
*** jb has left irc (Ping timeout for jb userb667.uk.uudial.com])
Wakko2: welp, i'm jumping ship, tooo. c yas.
*** Wakko2 has left #Disabled
browser: I don't like the fact the disabled transit system won't go from one city to the next
judi: Can't help-no public transportation around here
tractor: judi where are you from?
judi: Henderson, Kentuvky US
judi: small, rural area
tractor: o.k. thanks.
HelloKit: A few weeks ago I rode the MAX in Portland in my w/c, which is a light rail system. I was pretty impressed - they had a nice small (about 1 foot) ramp that extends right out onto the platform... no slow lift to wait for.
*** friartuck has joined #disabled
*** rose has joined #Disabled
tractor: hi friar
tractor: hi rose
judi: hi friar, hi rose
elisabeth: tractor, sorry, niece came to door to borrow my sons pants
tractor: poor son LOL
tractor: neked now
friartuck: Hello to all
*** myrnaj has joined #Disabled
tractor: hi myrna
myrnaj: Hi, many people here!
Mimi: hi myrna!
judi: hi myrna
HelloKit: My only complaints: the ramp door should open automatically like the rest of the doors on the train, instead of requiring a button to be pressed; no seat belts in the seats, for walkers who have trouble holding on or balancing; and there is no way for the driver to know if you are situated... they just go and sometimes you're not ready.
myrnaj: Hello, Judi
friartuck: Hello there.
myrnaj: hi, friartuck. What a pleasure to meet you outside of sherwood forest!
judi: Carly, I've never even been on a train or subway or in a taxi
HelloKit: The first time I rode I was walking... the train started before I was sat down and I got a nasty bruise on my hip.
friartuck: Yes, I'm war way far from there!
browser: see ya'll later .. bye :0)
tractor: bad train
tractor: by browser
friartuck: chow, browser
*** browser has left #disabled
myrnaj: Oh...is this the weekly meeting?
HelloKit: Yep :o)
Mimi: Carly did you inform them of this?
HelloKit: No, I didn't bother. I probably should have.
Mimi: you write a great letter ;o)
myrnaj: Unfortunately, I'm not registered because I can't seem to get mirc.
Mimi: you don't need mIRC to be registered, myrnaj :o)
friartuck: I dont use mirc either.
myrnaj: So, she said stupidly, how do I register?
Mimi: from our website
judi: I'm leery of using Java now after getting fussed at yesterday
myrnaj: What is the name of website?
Mimi: I scolded them for that judi, that was ridiculous :o)
HelloKit: Myrna, do you mean for the mailing list?
HelloKit: What was?
judi: What was I doing wrong?
myrnaj: HelloKit, I don't know what I mean.
HelloKit: What happened. Mimi
Mimi: you weren't doing a thing wrong, Judi, that person had no idea what they were talking about! LOL
HelloKit: er... What happened, Mimi?
friartuck: I couldn't access that sight at all when I tried.
HelloKit: It may have been down, friartuck.
Mimi: someone wanted to message judi and kept yelling at her 'click on the other window, click on the other window' and she was using the Java
friartuck: I was told that by Carly.
tractor: o i c thank youu
*** rose has left irc (rose)
Mimi: and I kept saying 'the java doesn't have an other window' and they took like half an hour for it to sink in
myrnaj: (why are named tractor?)
tractor: youth nickname
HelloKit: Oh! friartuck, I didn't even realize who you were! Welcome, Walter :o)
BuBbAgUmP: By all See ya in a few
Mimi: bye bubba!
*** BuBbAgUmP is now known as GuMpAwAy
tractor: by bubba
tractor: RUN FOREST RUN
elisabeth: how is ket doing, anyone
*** dr_bill has joined #disabled
friartuck: Watch out for those chocolates.
tractor: hi dr.
Mimi: Dr Bill!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
HelloKit: Hiya Dr. Bill! :o)
Mimi: oh my God!!
Mimi: how are you?
dr_bill: Hi everyone:)
Mimi: long time no see :o)
tractor: mama aalways said
judi: hi dr bill
Mimi: better? were you worse?
*** elisabeth has left irc (Leaving)
dr_bill: been in big house 'hospital' for ever it seems
Mimi: it has been forever!
*** jb has joined #Disabled
dr_bill: Got hit by car and tore shoulder to pieces
myrnaj: How is the car?
judi: oh my goodness, how awful
HelloKit: So... before I lose you all for good ;o) Does anyone have anything else to add to the topic of public transportation?
HelloKit: lol Myrna
tractor: not I
dr_bill: drunk driver drove onto sidewalk to get me.
Mimi: um, did I mention that PWE's should count? ;o)
friartuck: me neither.
jb: hullo back again - had probs getting through
HelloKit: yep Mimi :o)
myrnaj: What is PWE? (please)
HelloKit: person with epilepsy
Mimi: PWE = person with epilepsy ;o)
dr_bill: I dont think grab bar on back of bus qualifies for bus accessability.
HelloKit: lol definitely not
jb: spoil sport
HelloKit: You missed my experience I just shared, Dr. Bill.
jb: i fancy that - with a flashing light on my head