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Suggested Citation:"APPENDIX B - CONTACTS." National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine. 2003. Use of Rear-Facing Position for Common Wheelchairs on Transit Buses. Washington, DC: The National Academies Press. doi: 10.17226/21951.
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42 APPENDIX B Contacts Transit Systems Contacted • BC Transit (including Victoria Regional Transit System and the municipal transit systems in the province of British Columbia) • Grand River Transit (Kitchener, Ontario) • Hamilton Street Railway • OC Transpo (Ottawa, Ontario) • Mississauga Transit • Société de Transport de Montréal • Edmonton Transit System • Alameda–Contra Costa Transit District (AC Transit) Experts Contacted United Kingdom • Dr. C.G.B. (Kit) Mitchell, Transport Scientist and Engineer, former Director, Research Division, Transport Research Laboratory • Andrew Braddock, Head of Access & Mobility, Transport for London • Donald Macdonald, Mobility and Inclusion Unit, Department of the Environment, Transport, and the Regions (DETR) • Colin Copeland, Technical Executive, Confederation of Passenger Transport France • Maryvonne Dejeammes, Project Manager, Centre d’études sur les réseaux, les transports, l’urbanisme, et les constructions publiques (CERTU) • Christiane Briaux-Trouverie, Consultante, former Chairperson of the Working Group on Bus Accessibility of the Comité de liaison pour le transport des personnes handicapées (COLITRAH) Germany • Dr. Ing. Friedhelm Blennemann, STUVA, Cologne, Germany Sweden • Jan Petzall, Swedish National Road and Transport Research Institute, Lund Institute for Technology, Lund, Sweden United States • Doug Cross, Accessible Services Manager, AC Transit • Rolland King, Consultant, former Director, Transportation Safety Group, Battelle • Alan Little, former Manager of Conventional and Custom Fleet, BC Transit • Dr. Greg Shaw, Center for Applied Biomechanics, Department of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering, University of Virginia

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TRB’s Transit Cooperative Research Program (TCRP) Synthesis 50: Use of Rear-Facing Position for Common Wheelchairs on Transit Buses describes the international state of the practice with respect to use of the rear-facing position for accommodating “common wheelchairs” (as defined by the Americans with Disabilities Act) on large transit buses (more than 30,000 lbs) and identifies pertinent issues related to its transferability to the U.S. context.


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