A New Meaning to "Being Railroaded"

From the Columbia Daily Tribune:


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The new Columbia-to-Centralia-to-Columbia dinner train is highly anticipated by most prospective customers, but for the time being that number won't include wheelchair users.

Rail platforms and the oldie-but-goody rail cars don't meet federal standards contained in the Americans with Disabilities Act.

Columbia Star Dinner Train managers say they have located a more suitable car and will add it to the train as soon as their new enterprise proves it has lasting power. Protesters say this is not good enough. The train never should have left the station without proper access, particularly since it received a city subsidy. They say it's not so much a matter of complying with the law; the underlying issue is how our community will abide by "universal design," a concept providing full access in public places.

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