Nashville, Tennessee is home to a variety of public transportation access services that are designed to make it easier for people with disabilities to get around. All Access vans in the Nashville-Davidson County metropolitan area are accessible and work in tandem with fixed-route bus service schedules. If Access vans are not available, passengers can also use other vehicles such as a taxi. Those who cannot use Access services independently must travel with a personal care assistant (PCA).
The city of Nashville has implemented several policies to ensure that public transportation access services are available to all citizens. The city has adopted the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) as its policy for providing public transportation access services. This policy requires that all public transportation services be accessible to people with disabilities. The city also has a policy of providing reasonable accommodations for people with disabilities who need assistance in using public transportation services.
In addition, the city of Nashville has established a Transportation Accessibility Advisory Committee (TAAC). This committee is responsible for advising the city on how to improve public transportation access services for people with disabilities. The TAAC meets regularly to discuss issues related to public transportation access and makes recommendations to the city on how to improve services. The city of Nashville also provides financial assistance for people with disabilities who need help paying for public transportation access services.
The city's Financial Assistance Program (FAP) provides financial assistance for those who qualify. The FAP helps cover the cost of fares, taxi rides, and other transportation-related expenses. The city of Nashville is committed to providing public transportation access services that are accessible and affordable for all citizens. Through its policies and programs, the city is working to ensure that everyone has access to the transportation they need.