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Accessible Pedestrian Signal Press Releases
SFMTA Expands APS Program
Accessible Pedestrian Signal Program Receives Stimulus Funds
San Francisco (March 24, 2010)–The San Francisco Municipal Transportation Agency (SFMTA), which oversees all surface transportation in San Francisco including the Municipal Railway (Muni), today announced that the City has received federal stimulus funds that will equip five additional intersections with Accessible Pedestrian Signals (APS). In the City 116 intersections have been equipped with the devices over the past two and a half years, making San Francisco the national leader on this important safety issue.
The press release about Accessible Pedestrian Signals (APS) was issued as a result of a Settlement Agreement negotiated by Lainey and co-counsel Linda Dardarian using Structured Negotiations. Claimants in the San Francisco APS case were the California Council of the Blind, the San Francisco based LightHouse for the Blind and Visually Impaired, the Independent Living Resource Center San Francisco, and blind advocate Damien Pickering. The full Settlement Agreement is posted in the Accessible Pedestrian Signals Settlements Category.