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Petition statement to be delivered to Regional Transportation commission of Southern Nevada

Expand pera transit to more then the 0.5 mile radius around the fixed rout system

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Expand pera transit to more then the 0.5 mile radius around the fixed rout system

To be delivered to Regional Transportation commission of Southern Nevada

Petition Statement

On behalf of the blind and disabled, we petition the regional transportation commission of Southern Nevada to expand the coverage of the Pera transit service to cover all of the Las Vegas valley. This will promote grater independence for the blind and disabled persons living in rural areas.
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Petition Background

I'm writing on behalf of all the blind and disabled out there in southern nevada. For 4 years I've been trying to convince the RTC (regional transportation commission of southern Nevada) to please ask pera transit that they pick us up outside the supplemental zone. They have done this but on a stand by system, that is, you might have a way there, but not back to your destination.

By law Pera transit has a 0.5 mile radius outside the area that the fixed rout takes so they can accommodate. My nearest bus stop is over 2 miles away. which for me is an impossible rout because of the area i live in. I have talked to many supervisors and left comments for them, but they keep giving the excuse that they don't have enough demand for the service outside where I live, and that the richer population complain that it would bring more crime to the area.

This to me is not a good enough excuse, as I know many older and disabled people who do live in my community who would value the use of the pera transit service in my neighborhood. I have to depend on others to get me to a place where pera transit can then pick me up. This is counter intuitive as it does not promote independence, rather it instead promotes dependence.

I'm asking on behalf of the national federation of the blind of southern Nevada to please increase pera transit to all of Las Vegas, not just where the fixed rout is capable of going. It is a disservice that the RTC made the decision to exclude the rural areas of Las Vegas and is to me an injustice.

Thanks for your time.

Sarah k Alawami

Las Vegas Nevada,
February 28, 2014

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