Call To Action: Let San Antonio’s Transit Service Know That RA Often Requires Special Accommodations

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Handicapped Student Denied From VIA Trans Bus Service

SAN ANTONIO — A handicapped student was denied from using the city’s handicapped bus system. Moses Rivas, 30, suffers from rheumatoid arthritis. The debilitating condition came on suddenly, just a couple of years after he graduated from high school.

Despite his disability, last year Rivas built up the courage to go back to school.

“I want to do something for myself and be independent,” said Rivas. “Even though I have a disability, I can still do stuff.” […]

Last year, Via Trans denied him service. Officials say their assessment found Rivas capable of using the regular bus system.

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VIA Metropolitan Transit – San Antonio, Texas

Please send a message to VIA Metropolitan Transit through their Online Comment Form (Address your comments to: Customer Service) and let them know that most individuals who live with Rheumatoid Arthritis do require special accommodations, especially when it comes to public transportation.