Alamo Area Accessible Transportation

& Mobility News

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Alamo Area Accessible Transportation Coalition Initiative (AAATCI)
Our vision for accessible transportation in the Alamo Area is to ensure that all seniors and people with disabilities have safe, least restrictive and barrier free access to affordable transportation to meet personal needs.
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Welcome to the May 2015 Edition of the Alamo Area Accessible Transportation & Mobility Newsletter, a forum to inform our community about accessible transportation and discuss opportunities for improvements 


This month's topics of interest:  

  • Rides in Sight
  • SA Tomorrow
  • Alamo Call-A-Ride for Veterans
  • TxDot PEL Study
  • U.S. Transportation Secretary Anthony Foxx Announces Takata Air Bag Recall
  • VIA Offers Park and Ride Service to and from the upcoming Texas Folklife Festival
  • SAILS Hosts 25th Anniversary of the ADA
  • ADA Tool Kit

We encourage your feedback and contributions each month!  Please forward any information you would like to share.

Rides in Sight is ITNAmerica's national database providing access to more than 15,000 transportation services through their website and toll-free hotline at 1-855-60-RIDES for older and visually impaired people.


To learn more, please visit their website at

By 2040 our City is expected to receive over 1 million additional people.  SA Tomorrow is an innovative, three pronged planning effort to guide the City toward smart, sustainable growth.

The SA Tomorrow approach includes everyone, especially you, and will address issues of importance to the entire community including transportation, jobs, housing, air and water quality, and energy efficiency.


Become a part of the SA Tomorrow team. Take the online survey and be a part of the conversation as issues are  discussed. The survey is available in English and Spanish. SA Tomorrow Survey


For more information, or to learn more about the plans, please CLICK HERE!


If you know a Veteran in need of transportation, a new grant from the Texas Veterans Commission, in partnership with the Alamo Area Council of Governments (AACOG), may be able to help.


For more information, or to find out if you are eligible for transportation service, please call the Alamo Service Connection at (210) 477-3275 or visit the website at



Open House I-35 Bypass Planning and Environmental Linkages (PEL) Study

TxDot invites you to an open house on the I-35 Bypass Planning and Environmental Linkages (PEL) study.  This is your opportunity to learn more about the I-35 Bypass study, talk with project staff and provide input on transportation needs and potential improvements along I-35 in San Antonio.

There will be no formal presentation, citizens are invited to come and go at their convenience. An online open house will be available May 26 - June 8, 2015.

Public comments will be accepted until Monday, June 8, 2015 and may be submitted in person at the open house, faxed to (210) 340-5664 or mailed to: I-35 Bypass PEL Study, 601 NW Loop 410, Suite 410, San Antonio, Texas 78216.
Please visit for a complete list of upcoming hearings and meetings.

U.S. Secretary Fox Announces Takata Air Bag Recall


U.S. Transportation Secretary Anthony Foxx

U.S. Transportation Secretary Anthony Foxx announced that at the Department's insistence, air bag manufacturer Takata has acknowledged that a defect exists in its air bag inflators.  Takata has determined that a defect exists in some of its air bag inflators. Takata has agreed to a national recall of certain types of frontal driver and passenger side air bag inflators used in vehicles manufactured by BMW, Chrysler, Daimler Trucks, Ford, General Motors, Honda, Mazda, Mitsubishi, Nissan, Subaru and Toyota. These inflators were made with a propellant that can degrade over time and has led to ruptures that have been blamed for six deaths worldwide.


The Department has established a new website,, to provide regular updates on the status of this and other recalls and of NHTSA's investigation.




VIA Metropolitan Transit will operate special event park and ride service to and from the upcoming Texas Folklife Festival on June 13 and 14, 2015.


To view the schedule, please CLICK HERE!

Hosts 25th Anniversary of the ADA

Theme: Access & Inclusion for Life!


San Antonio Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) celebration begins with a lively Pep Rally!  50 Diverse Community Resource Exhibitors, ADA T-shirts, Community Awards and Free Lunch for Attendees!


WHEN: Saturday, July 25, 2015

TIME: 8:30 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.

WHERE: The University of Texas at San Antonio

downtown Bill Miller Plaza located at 501 West Cesar E. Chavez Blvd.


To participate as an Exhibitor at this event, please CLICK HERE!  Space is limited, so register early!


For more information, please contact Kitty Brietzke, J.D., by phone (210) 281-1878, ext. 118 or you may email her at:

ADA Best Practices Tool Kit for State and Local Governments


For more information about this Tool Kit, please CLICK HERE!

Permission to reproduce or reprint: Please feel free to forward this newsletter. However, if you wish to use any information marked "original" please contact the owner of that information, or Elena Hernandez.

AAATCI members include representatives from:


ADA Access Texas

Transit Users 
Transportation Engineers
Urban and Transportation Planners

Contact Us: to submit "Spotlight" stories, current events, article suggestions, data to share, best practices and/or with any comments or questions: or you may call (210)-362-5274.