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Transportation is a very important part of our everyday lives. For many people living with multiple sclerosis (MS), driving may not be a feasible option. How can you get around without seeking other people’s help? Public transportation is the solution you are looking for. It may sound strange, but there are several public transportation means that are easily accessible for people in a wheelchair or other walking aid instruments.

Here are 5 transportation options that are easily accessible for people who have MS:

  • Buses: All public transit buses are accessible to people with disabilities. They all have the required equipmentneeded for wheelchair passengers or passengers with other disabilities. The drivers are also there to help in case you are having difficulty boarding on the vehicle.
  • Taxicabs: Taxicabs offer door to door service. Although a taxicab is far more costly in comparison to other public means of transportation, it could be very convenient, comfortable, and in some cases faster mode of transportation.
  • Subways, Trains & Rail Lines: In larger cities with a broad subway system, accessing these modes of transportation can be very beneficial.  Before traveling those, make sure to find out which subway entrances have been modified to meet AHD standards and if elevators are in proper working orders.
  • Paratransit: If getting to a bus stop, subway and train station is not an option for you, paratransit is a very convenient solution. Paratransit is a free or inexpensive door-to-door service with vehicles that can accommodate a wheelchair. Find out about the eligibility requirements in your area and sign up.

Finally, what could also make your transportation easier is planning! Plan your trips or transportations ahead of time and make sure to use any extra care resources or services offered. This will help you be prepared and make your trips less stressful.

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Source: http://www.everydayhealth.com/multiple-sclerosis/living-with/public-transportation-options-when-you-have-multiple-sclerosis#1