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Florida: Providers, activists secure gas pumping bill

September 26, 2014Leah Hoenen

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. - Florida gas stations with two or more employees will soon be required to post their phone numbers on pumps so people with disabilities may call the station for assistance. Provider Bruce Bayes helped gather support for the bill.“This is a real simple way to get help to people who need help,” said Bayes, CEO of Largo, Fla.-based Custom Mobility. “I couldn't find anything wrong with it.”The state legislature passed a bill in May making the phone numbers...

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For sale at MITS: Second chances

November 22, 2013Elizabeth Deprey

LARGO, Fla. - In the nearly five years since he bought a mobility van company, complex rehab provider Bruce Bayes says he's seen several wheelchair users who simply can't afford their own transportation. “Whether they're newly injured or were injured in Vietnam or World War II, for whatever reason, sometimes their credit rating plummets,” said Bayes, owner of Custom Mobility and the accessible van company MITS, which both serve most of Florida. “If they don't...

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On the Editor's Desk

Smooth sailling

June 19, 2009Liz Beaulieu, Editor

So I talked to rehab provider Bruce Bayes over at Custom Mobility in Largo, Fla., earlier this week. He told me that Sailability Greater Tampa Bay, which provides affordable and accessible sailing activities and education to children and adults of all ages and abilities, had a special guest in May: Sam Schmidt, the former Indy Racing League driver who became a quadriplegic after an accident during a practice run in 2000. Schmidt has since formed the Sam Schmidt Paralysis Foundation and Sam Schmidt...

Bruce Bayes, Custom Mobility, On The Editor's Desk, Sailability, Sam Schmidt

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