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The Update information brief is a downloadable publication released quarterly.  Subscribe to the Update. ESPA also publishes a monthly electronic newsletter, called Extra.

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The current issue is:

Fall 2013
Volume 25 Number 4

This Update information brief focuses on effective snow removal and highlights a variety of innovative strategies used to improve accessible pathways and transit stops during winter weather. 
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Summer 2013
Volume 25 Number 3

This Update information brief focuses on how people with disabilities and their communities can plan for transportation options before, during, and after an emergency situation. 

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Spring 2013
Volume 25 Number 2

This Update information brief includes information and resources on transportation safety features or practices, industry news, and a preview of new Easter Seals Project ACTION materials focused on safe  transportation for pedestrians, drivers and operators.

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Winter 2013
Volume 25 Number 1

This Update contains information and resources on mobility management to help communities that are considering starting or expanding a mobility management program or position. Communities highlighted for their innovative mobility management practices include Wichita, Kansas; Massachusetts state; and Purchase Area, Kentucky.

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Fall 2012
Volume 24 Number 2

This fall edition of the ESPA Update newsletter focuses on the transition of students with disabilities to postsecondary settings, with an emphasis on how accessible transportation can support positive transition outcomes. Articles include ESPA Inclusive Transportation Service-Learning Program, Technical Assistance for School Systems Looking to Partner with Local Transit and Ask the Expert: Learning How to Use Public Transit.

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Summer 2012
Volume 24 Number 1

This edition of ESPA’s biannual print newsletter, Update, focuses on transportation for veterans, current service members and their families. The cover article highlights results and knowledge gained from the recent national online dialogue on veterans’ transportation that ESPA operated and managed. Other articles include Accessible Transportation Coalitions Initiative Update, Technical Assistance for Helping Veterans Find Rides, and U.S. Department of Transportation News.

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Fall 2011
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This edition focuses on how technology can be an enabler of efficiency, enhanced customer service, ride coordination, and wayfinding and how technology can help communities build connections to enhance transportation services. Check for articles on the 2010 Dallas County ATCI team’s focus on coordinating existing transportation services; upcoming new products from ESPA such as the Including People with Disabilities: Communication & Meeting Etiquette pocket guide, and new technologies that help reduce costs and increase mobility, as well as a Q&A with Barbara McCann, executive director of the National Complete Streets Coalition, and Michael Ronkin, a national bicycle and pedestrian expert.

Spring 2011
This issue includes articles on a new health and transportation study; the national Mobility Management Independent Living Coaches program; ESPA’s experience with hosting online dialogues; the announcement of the 2011 ATCI teams; June ADA paratransit training events; and ESPA’s new Spanish-language and Accessible Pathways products.


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