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The largest use of overall energy in Alaska is for transportation.  Often for commercial shipping of goods,  and transporting the public out of villages to the larger hub cities in the state (or Seattle). In these cities there are busses for mass transit with bike racks on the front (at least in Fairbanks and Anchorage) and some have wheelchair elevators.   Currently in  San Diego I was on the public transit train last night and noticed that for wheelchairs, the train cars’ entrances are just a couple inches above the loading platforms and are equipped with flat plates several feet wide which extend out a ways when the train stops. A person can then walk/drive a wheelchair into the train onto a small lift and take it up to the passenger area.  Very simple, and very easy to accommodate those who have difficulty ambulating!

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