I'm disabled in an electric scooter and it makes me discover many things that others might not realize. Sometimes people never realize how well some of their tax dollars have been used, and they may never know unless someone tells them. The public buses here have changed so much since I used to take them back to work in 1992 (I wasn't disabled then). Now, the entire design of the buses changed and have become extremely handicapped accessible. The buses have more of an aisle now and have two levels---one level in the front is where the disabled are, and then there is another higher level behind the second door that you have to step up into and the non-disabled people sit there. The buses now come to the bus stop, completely stop and then lower down (they call it kneeling down or kneeling buses) so that they are almost level to the curb for scooters, power chairs and wheelchairs and put out a ramp so it’s easy to drive on the ramp to get on the bus. The bus driver then asks people to get out of the special scooter/power chair/wheelchair seats, and he lifts up that seat and puts it against the wall and I pull my scooter in there—so my scooter becomes like a bus seat. The driver then seat belts the front and back of my scooter. The other morning when I left the one place and scootered to the one traffic light. The city had changed the traffic light since I was there just the other week and it now emits a sound when the light is green and you are permitted to walk across the road—this is fantastic for anyone who has low vision or is blind and they know immediately that the light is green. Plus in the city, when the disabled cross a street and reach the sidewalk curb there is a small that is level with the street and the ramp is colored bright yellow (again for low vision people) and the ramp has raised bumps on it. So you can feel it if you are low vision/blind and walking so you know you are off the road and onto the sidewalk, and it helps a person with a scooter after dark know they have reached the sidewalk. Also, with the bumps on the ramp, it gives the scooters and walkers more traction to get up the ramp when there is rain. All of the above, the buses, traffic light that emits a sound, the curbs—all of it are just a few of the useful ways tax dollars are spent. I am so grateful for these many improvements to help the disabled remain independent.