This report is designed to help transit agencies fulfill the primary goals of the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990 by making mainstream fixed-route bus and rail systems accessible. View Report read more →

TRB’s Transit Cooperative Research Program (TCRP) Report 139: Guidebook for Recruiting, Developing, and Retaining Transit Managers for Fixed-Route Bus and Paratransit Systems explores resources for fixed-route bus, general public demand response, and Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) paratransit systems resources to assist in the recruitment, development, and retention of managers. The Guidebook is accompanied by.. read more →

TRB’s Transit Cooperative Research Program (TCRP) Synthesis 119: Use of Taxis in Public Transportation for People with Disabilities and Older Adults explores and summarizes how taxis may be used by public transportation agencies to provide disabled or older adults with greater mobility and access to their destinations. The report also identifies potential advantages and challenges.. read more →

TRB’s Transit Cooperative Research Program (TCRP) Synthesis 116: Practices for Establishing ADA Paratransit Eligibility Assessment Facilities examines practices that transit agencies use to determine if a user is eligible for paratransit under the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA). Specifically, it reviews the processes, facilities, equipment, and tools used by transit agencies, through data collection that.. read more →

Easter Seals Project Action This report provides sample materials and guidance that can be used to implement an ADA paratransit eligibility process that uses in-person interviews and functional assessments.   read more →

08This digest presents the results of TCRP Project H-44, “Developing Partnerships between Transportation Agencies and the Disability and Underrepresented Communities.” The research was undertaken to provide practitioners with a resource guide and best practices for developing productive relationships with the disability and underrepresented groups.  View PDF April 2013 read more →

Easter Seals Project ACTION; Easter Seals Disability Services, American Public Transportation Association (APTA) Easter Seals Project ACTION and the American Public Transportation Association have developed this handbook, ADA Essentials for Transit Board Members, as a resource guide on the history of the Americans with Disabilities Act, the basic requirements of the ADA law as it.. read more →

TRB’s Transit Cooperative Research Program (TCRP) Synthesis 74: Policies and Practices for Effectively and Efficiently Meeting ADA Paratransit Demand highlights policies and practices that transit agencies may be able to apply to their own paratransit services, often without the need to devote significant funds, personnel, or other resources. The report also examines certain practices and.. read more →

Many transportation options now exist beyond the requirements of the ADA, and a wide range of federal initiatives, including legislation, grant opportunities, and other programs have been established to supplement these options and increase mobility for people with disabilities. This guide is designed to help transportation providers, metropolitan planning officials, disability service providers and individuals.. read more →

Transit Cooperative Research Program; Federal Transit Administration TCRP requested this synthesis to examine the tasks necessary for a successful public transit—NEMT (Non-Emergency Medical Transportation) partnership. This review is conducted to assist transit agencies in exploring opportunities to coordinate services with NEMT programs.  View Document read more →