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Americans with Disability Act – What you need to know.
The Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990 (ADA) prohibits discrimination and ensures equal opportunity and access for persons with disabilities.
The Federal Transit Administration works to ensure nondiscriminatory transportation in support of our mission to enhance the social and economic quality of life for all Americans. The FTA Office of Civil Rights is responsible for civil rights compliance and monitoring to ensure nondiscriminatory provision of public transit services.
Americans with Disabilities Act – Full Regulatory History
ADA – What you need to know.
ADA Information and Technical Assistance –
Publications and videos that answer these questions and more: What is the ADA? Who is a person with a disability? Who must comply with the ADA? Where can you call to ask questions about the ADA?
ADA Guidance – What you need to know.
ADA Regulations – What you need to know.
ADA Training – What you need to know.
Tips for ADA Compliance – What you need to know.
The ADA Standards issued by the Department of Transportation (DOT) apply to facilities used by state and local governments to provide designated public transportation services, including bus stops and stations, and rail stations. Other types of facilities covered by the ADA are subject to similar ADA Standards issued by the Department of Justice. Both the DOT and DOJ standards are based on the United States Access Board ADA Accessibility Guidelines (ADAAG).
ADA FAQs: What you need to know.
Civil Rights/ADA – What you need to know.
The Office of Civil Rights is responsible for ensuring public transit providers comply with all nondiscrimination requirements. The office oversees the implementation of laws and regulations that prohibit discrimination on the basis of race, color, national origin, religion, sex, disability, and age in the provision of services to the public. The office provides technical assistance and training and conducts complaint investigations and onsite compliance reviews to ensure public transit providers fulfill civil rights requirements.
Civil Rights/ADA FAQs: What you need to know.
To view a set of frequently asked questions on Civil Rights/ADA, select a topic and category based on your interest area here.
Shared Mobility FAQs: Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) – What you need to know.
In response to increasing interest from the transit industry in partnering with on-demand, shared mobility services such as ride-hailing companies, the FTA has identified FAQs about compliance with federal requirements, such as the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA).
American Public Transportation Association – What you need to know.
To strengthen and improve public transportation, APTA serves and leads its diverse membership through advocacy, innovation and information sharing. APTA and its members and staff work to ensure that public transportation is available and accessible for all Americans in communities across the country.
Community Transportation Association of America –
The Community Transportation Association of America (CTAA) and its members believe that mobility is a basic human right. From work and education to life-sustaining health care and human services programs to shopping and visiting with family and friends, mobility directly impacts quality of life.
CTAA members are in the business of moving people - efficiently and cost-effectively. CTAA staff, board and state/tribal delegates are dedicated to ensuring that all Americans, regardless of age, ability, geography or income, have access to safe, affordable and reliable transportation. Our priority is our members and the communities and passengers they serve.
Indiana Public Transit Systems (List by City) –
Indiana Accessibility Resources – What you need to know.
INDOT is working to ensure its programs and facilities are accessible. We are working to remove limitations and barriers to access where they are discovered, improving our state practices, programs and pedestrian facilities and assisting our local communities is doing the same.
Kentucky Office of Transportation Delivery – What you need to know.
The Office of Transportation Delivery, comprising two branches, is responsible for seeking grant funds; overseeing and implementing various statewide public transit grants; and coordinating human service transportation, such as non-emergency medical transportation.
Tennessee Department of Health’s Accessibility Resource Page – What you need to know.
National Rural Transit Assistance Program (RTAP) –
National RTAP operates today under a cooperative agreement between the Federal Transit Administration (FTA) and the Neponset Valley Transportation Management Association. Our overarching mission is to address the training and technical assistance needs of rural, and tribal transit operators across the nation, and to support the state RTAP programs. Our comprehensive set of free technical assistance programs and resources includes training materials, webinars, newsletters and technical briefs, peer resources, research, and innovative technology initiatives.
United States Access Board – What you need to know.
Access to public transportation is required by the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) and other laws. Standards issued under the ADA address access to facilities and to vehicles of public transit systems. The Board is developing new guidelines for passenger vessels under the ADA.
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