New York Thruway Addendum Addresses Blind Vendors' Participation In Service Areas Post-Modernization Project

March 7, 2019

The New York State Thruway Authority has updated a request for proposal for updates to the rest areas along New York's superhighway system to explicitly require any RFP proposers for the project to give priority to vendors trained by the state Commission on the Blind Business Enterprise Program, according to The USA Today Network's Democrat & ChronicleOrganizations representing the blind had been previously been raising concerns about communication regarding the plans.


Commercialization could eliminate vending machines from rest stops.

Why Commercialization of Rest Stops Affects Everyone

Oct. 24, 2018
At first glance, any legislation that opens up new business opportunities looks positive. Proposed bill H.R. 1990 in the 115th Congress by Congressman Jim Banks of Indiana, is...
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Possible Revamp of Blind Vending in Oregon

May 26, 2017
The Oregon House unanimously cleared a bill that will revamp the state’s vending machine program to increase jobs and business opportunities for blind people while also encouraging...