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Can't Get There From Here
While suburban rail spends and stumbles, Cap Metro's transit-dependent riders wait at the end of the line
News Story  January 22, 2010, by Lee Nichols
"..."The less frequently a bus comes or the fewer routes there are, the fewer opportunities you have to be able to travel quickly," says Jennifer McPhail, an organizer with ADAPT of Texas, an activist group dedicated to removing obstacles for individuals with disabilities. McPhail lives near Oltorf and Pleasant Valley, and she's in a wheelchair..."

Where the Sidewalks End
Austin's patchwork sidewalk system has a history – and just maybe a better future
News Story  July 10, 2014, by Richard Whittaker
"...That's where advocacy group ADAPT of Texas comes into play. Jennifer McPhail works with the city on sidewalk issues and Americans with Disabilities Act compliance, while her colleague David Wittie works with Capital Metro..."

You Call This a Plan?
Seaholm District Master Plan Morphs Into the Lumbermen's Tract Subsidy Program
News Story  June 14, 2002, by Amy Smith
"...As A.D.A.P.T. organizer Jennifer McPhail argued to council members, wheelchair users too often must follow circuitous, out-of-the-way routes to their destination points..."

Cap 10K Not So Accessible
TCRP files suit against Cox Texas and city of Austin
DAILY News  July 27, 2012, by Jordan Smith
"...Indeed, even when the a business or municipality does try to take accessibility into consideration, it can still fall short. Take the makeover of Deep Eddy Pool, for example, which is highlighted in a third lawsuit, brought by TCRP on behalf of Jennifer McPhail..."

Hazardous Hoofers
Jaywalking is No Mean Feet
News Column  June 12, 1998, by Jenny Staff
"...Jennifer McPhail of ADAPT said that the group didn't strike a deal so much as it demanded, and received, more of a voice for the disabled community in prioritizing public works projects. McPhail said that ADAPT got involved in order to avoid a repeat of the Driskill project, which she felt was too expensive and did not address the greatest points of need in the city..."

All Things Budgetary ... and WTP4
The proposed plant dominates budget discussions at the dais
News Story  September 3, 2010, by Wells Dunbar
"...Despite the intense focus on WTP4, other speakers addressed other budget issues. Disability advocate Jenni­fer McPhail of ADAPT of Texas asked the council to preserve funding for accessibility needs like sidewalks..."

Committee Approves Bus Fare Hike
Raises approved for all except elderly and disabled passengers
News Story  August 8, 2008, by Justin Ward
"...The fare increase comes just as Cap Metro is implementing cutbacks to services for the disabled and route adjustments as part of a belt-tightening in anticipation of commuter rail's debut. Jennifer McPhail of ADAPT of Texas noted that Cap Metro's own study concluded that two-thirds of its bus stops are inaccessible to the disabled..."

Naked City
Off the Desk:
News Story  August 22, 1997
"..."This is a positive step the city has taken to come into compliance," said Jennifer McPhail of the grassroots advocacy group ADAPT (Americans Disabled for Attendant Programs Today). Council signed off on the compliance agreement with a caveat -- that the city and ADAPT members will try to reach additional agreements on the matter within the next 30 days...."

ADAPT Refuses to Hold Capital Metro Responsible
Postmarks  July 12, 2014
"...Dear Editor, ADAPT of Texas itself is a part of Austin’s caste system [“Where the Sidewalks End,” News, July 11]. David Wittie and Jennifer McPhail never protested removal of bus stops, reduction in bus frequencies, or the recent increase of fares – all of which are disproportionately impacting people with disabilities..."

Watson to Take Cap Metro Wheel
Public sector experience clinched the deal for transit board
News Story  June 25, 2010, by Lee Nichols
"...That opinion is not unanimous within the disability community – Jennifer McPhail of the Austin chapter of ADAPT, which lobbies for improved access to regular fixed-route service for those with mobility impairments, said, "I'm just looking forward to having a clean slate" with a new leader...."

Welcome to Capital Metro
Whoever the new CEO turns out to be – she'll have her hands full
News Story  June 18, 2010, by Lee Nichols
"..."I resent having to risk my life to do everyday things," ADAPT activist Jennifer McPhail told the Chronicle back in January. "It's been a problem throughout Cap Metro's existence, and you can kind of live with it and be patient if people are making a real, sincere effort to provide you access, but this isn't a sincere effort."..."

Linda Watson Hired as New Cap Met CEO
Opinions on the incoming transit chief
DAILY News  June 17, 2010, by Lee Nichols
"...That opinion is not unanimous within the disability community – Jennifer McPhail of the Austin chapter of ADAPT, which lobbies for improved access to regular fixed-route service for those with mobility impairments, said “I’m just looking forward to having a clean slate” with a new board president...."

Cap Metro CEO Candidates on Accessibility, Finances
Forum brings out candidates' views on agency's biggest challenges
News Story  May 21, 2010, by Lee Nichols
"..."It goes back to making sure the guidelines are in place that address that," Wathen Finn said, answering a similar question from activist Jennifer McPhail of ADAPT of Texas. "What does the policy say? What do they currently do? And if that isn't addressed in the policy, start to raise that question."..."

City Hall Hustle: All Things Bright and Comprehensive
One man's diversity is another woman's usual suspects
News Column  October 2, 2009, by Wells Dunbar
"...Martinez Frances A. McIntyre Jennifer McPhail Rebecca MelanconJonathan Ogren Juan P..."

Top 10 Festival Films of 2017 You Haven't Seen Yet
From zombie musicals to political scandals, a bumper year
DAILY Screens  January 1, 2018, by Richard Whittaker
"...Busting the genre out of the American high school and transplanting the action to the dour Port Glasgow is the perfect antidote to your feel-good expectations. (Read our interview with director John McPhail and producer Naysun Alae-Carew here.)..."

Austin Critics Table Nominations, 2003-2004
The full list of nominations for the 2003-2004 Austin Critics Table Awards, recognizing outstanding achievements in local theatre, dance, classical music, and visual art
Arts Story  May 14, 2004, by Robert Faires
"...Taylor McPhail, Be Aggressive..."

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