Posted: May 15, 2012 at 3:54 PM [May 15, 2012]
I have lived in Ann Arbor, MI since August 1967
I require assistance from the Ann Arbor Transportation Authority. I requested this assistance in the winter of 2011. Unfortunately I am dealing with post polio syndrome. The PPS has forced me onto crutches. I am in the process of ordering a powered (electric) wheelchair, for which confinement seems certain.
The assistance required is for an ADA compliant bus stop.
Inconveniently the bus stop at Jackson Ave. and Mason on route 9 inbound is out of compliance. I am a tutor for Washtenaw Literacy (as well as a resident, taxpayer, and voter) and require clear access to the mass transportation facilities offered by AATA. Complicating my situation I am unable to afford the 3 dollars/trip using AATA requests for customized commuting (6 to 12 trips/week). Noted in the interim is that I am drastically reducing my use of automobiles, in a desire for ecological cultism, and personal safety. I need these bus stops.
While to me straight forward, the process in fact is complex. Repeated phone calls and e-mails to AATA via the website, Ann Arbor government (Ward 5 city council, Mayor's office, AAPD standards (unfortunately for parking) have not produced results in six months. I am now at a loss for the proper course of action and am wondering if someone knows the proper procedure
Michael L. Hartwell
Ann Arbor, MI