GEORGE W. BUSH: Offers Transportation Plan for Disabled
Targeting an issue "traditionally of interest to Democratic voters," Texas Gov. George W. Bush (R) yesterday proposed a $145 million, five-year plan to ease transportation problems for disabled workers, the Los Angeles Times reports. The proposal would earmark $45 million for 10 local- and state-run pilot programs that offer innovative transportation alternatives for the disabled in both urban and rural areas. In addition, Bush would allocate $100 million for long term development of transportation alternatives based on individual needs. Addressing a crowd at Vocational Guidance Services Inc., a Cleveland job placement center for the disabled, Bush said, "People from all walks of life should have access to the American dream. People from all walks of life can be productive citizens." Noting that his father signed the landmark Americans with Disabilities Act into law, Bush said he hopes to "make sure the transportation bottleneck is relieved for disabled workers" (Cooper, 6/29).This is part of the California Healthline Daily Edition, a summary of health policy coverage from major news organizations. Sign up for an email subscription.