Tag Archives: Call-a-Bus

Calling Washington


What Sally Johnston did was create a program whereby the client, i.e., the competent citizen, would hire, train, schedule and supervise the aide.  The program would be embedded in an Independent Living Organization, such as ARISE, which would do the … Continue reading

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From Politics to Sally Johnston


This brings us to the question of politics.  According to Wikipedia, “Politics (from Greek politikos ‘of, for, or relating to citizens’) is the art or science of influencing people on a civic, or individual level, when there are more than 2 people … Continue reading

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Annie Enters Politics


So Peter Cahan and I sat in the office of Beata Karpinska, ARISE’s director of advocacy, and had this conference call with attorney David Knight in the Federal Transit Administration’s Office of Civil Rights.  I told David story after story of … Continue reading

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From God to Linda McKeown–There’s a Trip


How do I know that God’s got my back? The first and biggest confirmation of this came about three years after I was diagnosed with nephrogenic diabetes insipidus, which is a rare form of kidney damage that is caused by bad doctors … Continue reading

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Some of Us Don’t Even Have Feet


Letter to the Editor, Post-Standard (continued) Do you know who comes to the [Public Transportation Advisory Committee] meeting?  Linda McKeown, director of Call-a-Bus.  Fifteen disabled people sit there and try to make some sense out of the system, and Linda … Continue reading

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I Am Her Job


Continuation of letter to Centro Operations Director: I repeatedly asked [the call-taker in Centro Operations] for the information [about when my ride would arrive].  She refused to give it, repeatedly demanding to know if I wanted to cancel.  I said, “I’ve … Continue reading

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The Bullies at Centro


Linda McKeown, the manager of Call-a-Bus, used bullying as her management style and she passed it down to her staff.  Herewith my letter to her on October 18, 2004: Dear Linda,             I have spoken with Sharon Keener, manager of … Continue reading

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