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Metro Mobility, other fare increase take effect October 1

Metro Mobility, other fare increase take effect October 1 On October 1, passengers using Metro Mobility, buses and trains in the Twin Cities region will pay more for their rides. The Metropolitan Council in July unanimously passed a 25-cent fare increase for local and express buses, light rail and commuter rail, as well as a 50-cent hike for Metro Mobility. Metro Mobility is the ...

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Changes come to Metro Mobility

Changes are coming, now and in the future, to Metro Mobility. Two service-related changes took effect July 1. These changes affect the “no show” practices and maximum ride times. A third change slated for later this year is a new automated phone system. A fourth change, to be implemented by spring 2015, will reduce the number of para-transit service ...

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Regional News in Review – March 2014

Families feel shortchanged by changes Minnesota is overhauling its system for determining how to direct $1.7 billion toward caring for people with disabilities, so that they can live more independently. The state is moving from a system of 87 counties setting rates to a statewide system. Loren Colman, assistant commissioner of the state Department of Human ...

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He went the extra mile for his clients

He went the extra mile for his clients Clients, coworkers and friends at Metropolitan Independent Living Services (MILS) are mourning the death of owner David Michael “Mike” Dreier. Dreier, age 57, of Coon Rapids, passed away unexpectedly Jan. 23. Dreier is remembered as a kind-hearted man and as a pioneer in both the home care and transportation industries. Dreier grew up enjoying working with his ...

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Metro Transit bus/rail service dodged a bullet, avoid deeper cuts

Twin Cities bus and rail transit are among the state-supported services that dodged a bullet during the 2011 special session of the Minnesota Legislature. That’s crucial to people with disabilities that rely on regular Metro Transit route service. The fate of Twin Cities transit service had been up in the air for months. At one point ...

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The Story of Us: 20 years of MN disability news coverage remembered, as covered by Access Press

The Story of Us: 20 years of MN disability news coverage remembered, as covered by Access Press Minnesota, as told through the pages of Access Press, is one of victories and defeats, activism and accolades. Come with us on a trip back through the past two decades. This installment covers the first five years of newspaper coverage. Subsequent installments will appear in future issues. May 1990 Access Press published its first issue, ...

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The Story of Us: 20 years of MN disability news coverage remembered, as covered by Access Press – Pt. 2

Minnesota, as told through the pages of Access Press, is one of victories and defeats, activism and accolades. Come with us on a trip back through the past two decades. This installment covers the second five years of newspaper coverage.  May 1995 Debate continued at the capitol over programs for people with disabilities, with most attention focused ...

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The Story of Us: 20 years of MN disability news coverage remembered, as covered by Access Press – Pt. 3

Minnesota, as told through the pages of Access Press, is one of victories and defeats, activism and accolades. Come with us on a trip back through the past two decades. This installment covers the third five years of newspaper coverage.    May 2000 A demonstration at the state capitol was one of many held around the United ...

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New Comprehensive Disability Package

We have all seen it–some have even tried to stop it–but the reality is some people with disabilities in Minnesota have faced significant budget cuts and resulting changes in MinnesotaCare, Medical Assistance, Metro Mobility and Greater Minnesota transit services, just to name a few. After three years of budget deficits, the state is facing another ...

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January 2000 Issue

Table of Contents: Greenfield Leaving House - A Champion of Disability Legislation by Charlie Smith Metro Mobility Hears From the Public by Jeff Nygaard Three Beneficial Medications — No Money To Pay by Joel Ulland Children's Mental Health Association by Christine Tomlinson News in Brief – January 2000 by Access Press Staff Hello Nicole – December 1999 by Nicole Remember Our History by Lolly Lijewski Never Leave a Man Behind by ...

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December 1999 Issue

Table of Contents: Metro Mobility -Users Unhappy, Possible Violation Of Federal Law by Jeff Nygaard Work Incentives Bill Passes Congress by Anita Boucher Y2K by Donna McNamara News in Brief – June 1999 by Access Press Staff Why Me? by John Schatzlein Disability in the New Millenium by Lolly Lijewski “Snoopy, The Grinch And The Land of Misfit Toys” by Pete Feigal Hello Nicole – December 1999 by Nicole Consumer Involvement - An ...

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December 1998 Issue

Articles/Contributors: Court Case Settled - State Forced to Pay Interim Assistance, by Marie Richman Metro Mobility Forums, by Luke Pedersen Editor’s Column, by Charlie Smith Wheelchairs Too Depressing? by David Arnett Stadium Seating and Disability Parking, by Margot Imdieke Cross Breaking Our Airplanes, by Pete Feigal Interdependence, by Lolly Lljewski Southern MN Independent Living Enterprises & Services, by Alan Augustin Hello Nicole, by Nicole MN Helps Team ...

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October 1998 Issue

Articles/Contributors: Governor's Race: Gubernatorial Hopefuls Address Metro Mobility and PCA Wage Question, by Access Press Staff Local Company Features Adaptive Computer Technology, by Kaye Henry Editor’s Column, by Charlie Smith Maps for the Labyrinth, by Pete Feigal Southwestern Center for Independent Living (SWCIL), by Steve Thorson Hello Nicole, by Nicole Getting into Shape, by Rosalind K. Sampson Good Religion - Bad Religion by ...

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February 1998 Issue

Articles/Contributors: Legislative Alert: Legislators Considering New Laws, by Access Press Staff Twin Cities Host National Tournament, by Luke Pedersen Editor’s Column, by Charlie Smith Statement of Conscience, by Justin Dart Aging Brings Touch Decisions, by LeAnne Dahl The Invisible Disability, by David Markusen Profile: Brian Rogers, by Cindy Bordeaux Hello Nicole, by Nicole Chronic Illness Ministry: What One Faith Community is Doing, by Cynthia ...

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November 1997 Issue

Articles/Contributors: Trouble at Seward: Tenants Take Action Against Drug Dealers, by Dwight Hobbs Metro Mobility: Public Forums Held, by Luke Pedersen Editor’s Column, by Charlie Smith Taken for a Ride, by Mary Ellen Egan Words Can and Do Hurt, by LeAnne Dahl Dealing With Depression, by Katie O'Brien Hello Nicole, by Nicole AccessAbility: A Manual for Churches: 1997 by Cindy Bordeaux Stats Up - ...

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May 1995 Issue

Articles/Contributors:Bombs Don't Scare Us - Legislators Pose a Bigger Threat, by Bill Smith Legislative Update on TEFRA and PCA Cuts by Anne Henry Editor’s Column, by Charlie Smith Prohibitive ADA Costs: Fact or Fiction, by Deborah Leuchvius Metro Mobility is Proposing Changes, by Metro Mobility Staff Corporate Welfare Reform, by Mel Duncan Hello Nicole, by Nicole Interfaith Brochure Can Use Your Help, ...

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January 1995 Issue

Articles/Contributors: ADA Threatened - National Advocate Sounds an Alarm, Local Groups Mobilize Quickly, by Charlie Smith Metro Mobility Settlement Approved by Access Press Staff Editor’s Column, by Charlie Smith 'Tis the Season, by Deborah Peterson Described Television Given Low Priority, by Dr. Margaret Pfanstiehl Religion & Disability, by Maureen Pranghofer Hello Nicole, by Nicole Life Goes On, by LeAnne Dahl Threats to ADA, IDEA ...

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December 1994 Issue

Contributors: Metro Mobility Reaching Capacity - Funding Crunch May Stop Progress, by Access Press Staff Ready for the Legislature? by Charlie Smith Editor’s Column, Charlie Smith ADA Requirements for Public Telephones and TTY Access, by Carolyn Emerson "Careers On-Line:" Employment, Disability, and Technology, by Rick Battaglia Rosemary Young: Advocate and Friend, by LeAnne Dahl Anoka County Teenager Will Represent State at Austrian Freedom Observance, ...

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November 1994 Issue

Contributors: Department of Human Services Stalls: Rules Changes May Yet Proceed - Vigilance is Necessary, by Luther Granquist The Future of Metro Mobility, by John Walsh Editor’s Column, Charlie Smith Beware and Wary of Junk Mail, by Eunice McClurg Hello Nicole, by Nicole Diversity Takes Effort, by Clark Morphew Life Goes On, by LeAnne Dahl Revised Eyeglass Service Rule, by Anne Henry The Power of To: by Gordon ...

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October 1994 Issue

Contributors: Department of Human Services-Proposes Major Changes in Medical Assistance Rules, by Luther Granquist Metro Mobility Service: Quality Needs to Remain a Priority, by Charlie Smith Editor’s Column, Charlie Smith Chronic Fatigue Immune Dysfunction Syndrome: Beyond CFIDS, by Marjory Aldrich MOVIE REVIEW: "When Billy Broke His Head. . ." is a Winner, by Jeff Nygaard Hello Nicole, by Nicole Parenting God's Angels, ...

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August 1994 Issue

Contributors: Universal Health Care Debates are Sick - Will Money and Lies Win the Day? by Bill Smith Metro Mobility: System Still Faces Problems, by Charlie Smith Editor’s Column, Charlie Smith RTB Chair Says Metro Mobility Transition Going Smoothly, by Jane Fitz, ATB Staff RTB Seeking Solution to Interzone Trip Denial, by Access Press Staff Strangers Who Stare Are More Than ...

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March 1994 Issue

Contributors: Riders Prevail, ATE will Leave - Class Action Lawsuit Settled: 1.35 Million in Damages; ATE to Depart, by Access Press Staff ARC Health Care Forum Points Out Dangers, Asks for Action by Participants, in Shaping Legislation, by Bonnie Marshall Opportunity Lost, by Deborah Peterson Editor’s Column, Charlie Smith Stroke Rehabilitation, by Sister Kenny Institute New Division Formed to Employ Individuals ...

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February 1994 Issue

Riders' Outcries Having an Effect: Legislature Seems Ready  to Make Changes in System by Charlie Smith Universal Health Care - Where Do We Go From Here, by Sen. Paul Wellstone Editor’s Column, Charlie Smith "International Open Door Troup Offering New Local Shows, Too, by Roger Hammer Rehabilitation Assessment Clinic, by Sister Kenny Institute Hello Nicole, by Nicole The Big "H," by Mary Kraemer, ...

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January 1994 Issue

Contributors: "The Case" - Lawyers and Principals Meet on Pending Class Action, by Charlie Smith James Brady Brings Prizes and Encouragement on ADA, by Access Press Staff Editor’s Column, Charlie Smith Community Involvement Programs Awarded $3.2 Million Grant, by Melissa Shelton-Davies Biofeedback, by Sister Kenny Institute Hello Nicole, by Nicole New in Ramsey County -"New Referral Service for Uninsured/Underinsured," by Access Press ...

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November 1993 Issue

Articles/Contributors: Do We Really Want a Paratransit System? by Charlie Smith Regional Transit Board Asks for Some Answers, by Access Press Staff Editor's Column, by Charlie Smith Brain Injury Clinic, by Sister Kenny Institute PPL Builds an Accessible Home, by Access Press Hello Nicole, by Nicole Dorothy Peters, by LeAnne Dahl The Power of To: by Gordon Gillesby PDF copy of November 1993

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