Generations Magazine - A Fair Ride in Honolulu - Image 01Citizens for a Fair ADA Ride (CFADAR) is a volunteer organization that advocates and lobbies for seniors and disabled customers of paratransit transportation on the City of Honolulu’s TheBus or TheHandi-Van.

At CFADAR quarterly public meetings, representatives from the Department of Transportation Services (DTS) and Oahu Transit Services (OTS) answer questions, address transit user concerns and find solutions. CFADAR is a completely volunteer organization of individuals from all backgrounds—concerned or interested persons need not be seniors or have a disability to join.

The organization was established in 2000 by Morris Nakamura and named by Louise Horio. Since 2010, Donald Sakamoto, who is legally blind, has served as Chairman. He also served two years on the Statewide Independent Living Council of Hawai‘i and was recognized by Honolulu Star-Advertiser for his positive efforts in the senior community. DTS Director Mike Humby describes Sakamoto as “trustworthy and humble.”

CFADAR seeks volunteers and donations of printers and toner cartridges, copy paper, digital recorders for dictation, and desktop or laptop computers with printers. Cash donations and donations of in-kind personal assistant services to directly support those who are disabled would also be appreciated. The next quarterly meeting will be at 9:45am on Tues., May 17 at the State Capitol Auditorium. The public is welcome.

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